I’ve been on a self-love journey, which inspired me to start the bathroom affirmation project. Self-affirmations are a powerful tool for enhancing self-efficacy and self-compassion. They can also help improve resourcefulness, enhance the ability to solve problems, reduce stress, and even promote pro-social behaviors.
Public bathrooms are often decorated with graffiti proclaiming things like “Kelsey was here” or “TJ + MM = Love Forever.” I thought it might be refreshing to see positive affirmations instead of “Call for a good time.”
To avoid leaving permanent marks, I decided to print affirmations on cardstock paper to tape to the walls of bathroom stalls. My hope is that the bathroom affirmations will spread positivity and inspire women everywhere to love themselves.
Create Your Own Bathroom Affirmation Kit
You can easily create your own bathroom affirmation kit to help spread the love.
- Cardstock paper
- Double-sided tape
Make your own cards with handwritten affirmations, or download, print, and cut out the cards below:
Here are some additional quotes and ideas for affirmation cards:
- “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand
- I am not my mistakes or my past.
- “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” -Mae Jemison (American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut)
- My life is full of potential.
- “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
- Today, I will treat myself with kindness and compassion.
- “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe
- I am writing my own story.
- “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” -L. M. Montgomery (Author of Anne of Green Gables)
- I believe in the person I am and the person I am becoming.
- “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey
- I am the key to my own happiness.
- “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.” -Brene Brown
- I am learning and growing every day.
- “I am deeply grateful for all that I have, and all that I am.” -Louise Hay (American motivational author, professional speaker, and AIDS advocate)
You can also buy cards on Temu or Amazon. I like the Power Thought Cards: A 64 Card Deck by Louise Hay. (Disclaimer: The link below is an affiliate link and I receive a small commission from purchases.)
I keep my bathroom affirmation kit in my purse, so I always have it with me when I leave the house.
What are your thoughts on the bathroom affirmation project? I’d love to hear from you! And if you decide to create your own kit, I’d love to know more and/or see pics.
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