- Resilience

Affirmations To Help You Build Resilience – 20 Second Skin Affirmations

Sometimes in life you can find yourself having off days when you feel out of touch with those around you. You might feel targeted, criticised, ignored or just not taken seriously for whatever reason. What you may need is a strong set of affirmations to help you build resilience and develop a second skin.

The concept of the second skin is that you are literally creating a psychological protective barrier between the inner you and the other person. This can be done by placing yourself, in your mind’s eye, inside an imaginary glass bubble. You can see out through the bubble, but you’re protected from being hurt by the glass.

Alternatively you can place an invisible wall of white light around your body. This has a similar effect to the glass bubble in that you’re shielding yourself from the acidity of the comments you receive.

Whatever method you use, the idea is that you are preventing negativity from being absorbed into your body, your psyche and your subconscious. In this way you maintain a sense of inner strength and balance, rather than being crushed by what is happening around you.

The following 20 affirmations help to build that resilience or develop that second skin. They work best if said out loud and with feeling so that you create a vibration or sensation in the body as you speak. This helps to drive the messages home. Repetition also helps to embed the affirmations into your psyche.

1. I always do the best I can given the person I am right now

2. I always have the power to choose to ignore any animosity that comes my way

3. I am improving every day, and as long as I am doing my best, no-one can ask any more of me

4. Others’ negative comments towards me are opinions and are necessarily true

5. If others do not treat me in the way I would like it is their issue not mine

6. I am no better or worse than anyone else ‘out there’

7. I am completely self reliant. I do not need the approval of others to feel that I am worthy and a person of substance

8. Everyone around me is just trying to make sense of the world in the same way I am

9. Those who are the most negative towards others re often dissatisfied with themselves

10. I exercise the right to live my life on my own terms, and know that that is enough

11. I am not responsible for changing others. I am only responsible for how I respond to others

12. I choose not give anyone the right to undermine my strong inner sense of who I am by their comments or behaviour

13. I choose, from now on, to assertively take up my place in the world

14. From this day forward I choose to give more significance to those around me who value me for who I am, and less to those who do not

15. It is not important what others think of me, what is important is my inner sense of who I am

16. I always face every situation with confidence, knowing that there is an ideal way to tackle anything, and there is a solution to every dilemma

17. I always have the power to choose to let go of any emotion

18. From now on I commit to being so strong that nothing and no-one can shake me

19. Any adversity that comes my way is an opportunity for me to develop a winning strategy and to grow

20. Every day I am deepening the level of respect I have for myself, and this is being radiated to others