Words are power.
"An affirmation is a phrase that reinforces positive beliefs or behaviors. The best ones are a statement of what we want and are phrased in the present moment" - Gala Darling, Radical Self Love
The words we speak create our reality, so said some great human some long, long time ago. And what they said, in my experience, is truly bang on! It is not only the words we tell each other, but the words we tell ourselves that determine the quality of our lives. If you're someone who is too hard on yourself, use kinder words in your self-talk. If you're someone who feels easily guilty for putting your happiness over other people's, cheer yourself on. (You're allowed to be your first priority!)