50 Positive Self-Affirmations for Those with Vitiligo
Living with vitiligo takes mental strength. At any moment, a rude comment, staring eyes or even your own negative thoughts can tear you down and send your day into a downward spiral. It’s easy to come face-to-face with anxiety, negative self-talk and depression. When this happens, its up to you to pull yourself back up and find your courage again.
To help you face that moment, we’ve created a list of positive self-affirmations to remind you of just how strong you are.
#1 I am more than the skin I’m in.
#2 I am strong enough to live with vitiligo because I already have.
#3 I choose happiness.
#4 I choose how to react to others.
#5 I am taking steps towards loving myself.
#6 I am allowed to struggle with vitiligo.
#7 I am worthy of self-love.
#8 Today is a good day because I choose to believe it.
#9 I am not afraid of what tomorrow brings.
#10 I have the courage to smile at those that stare.
#11 I forgive those who stare, point, judge or bully me.
#12 I am tough.
#13 I am not the negative thoughts in my head.
#14 I am allowed to have bad days – because tomorrow will be a better one.
#15 I can do this.
#16 Living with vitiligo is a chance to grow as a person.
#17 My skin does not define me.
#18 I choose to turn my pain into purpose.
#19 I have the confidence to send good vibes into the world.
#20 I am not waiting for my vitiligo to be gone to live my life.
#21 I am fearless.
#22 My vitiligo grounds me and helps me realize what is truly important in life.
#23 I turn my challenges into triumphs.
#24 I am strong enough.
#25 My skin might not be up to me, but my life is.
#26 My journey with vitiligo is a story of strength.
#27 I have the power to create change for the vitiligo community.
#28 I love who I am.
#29 I appreciate the journey I’m on.
#30 I will surround myself with people who bring positivity into my life.
#31 I won’t let negative thoughts control my mind or actions.
#32 I can face tomorrow, no matter how my skin changes.
#33 My only limit is myself.
#34 I deserve to be loved.
#35 I won’t let my vitiligo stop me from being me.
#36 I have a beauty that is more than skin-deep.
#37 I have courage and strength.
#38 I will not compare myself to others.
#39 I can smile at my reflection.
#40 I am making the right decisions for myself as I deal with vitiligo.
#41 My skin is flawless.
#42 Every day is a step towards a better me.
#43 My skin makes me a stronger person.
#44 I don’t allow negativity into my life.
#45 I am bold, brilliant and beautiful.
#46 I don’t have to be perfect like you, because I’m perfect like me.
#47 I can use this challenge to show the world what I’m made of.
#48 I belong to a community of others with vitiligo that support me.
#49 I have the choice to believe what people say to me.
#50 They can stare, but they can’t tear me down.
It’s your turn. Which self-affirmation is your favorite? What would you add to this list?
Erika Page is a writer and blogger with universal vitiligo. Her first spots appeared on her spine when she was seven years old and today vitiligo covers her entire body. Based just south of Washington, D.C., Erika founded Living Dappled to create a community of inspiration and hope for girls and women living with vitiligo.