6 Simple Affirmations You Can Recite To Find Love This Summer, So Start Visualizing ASAP

There's something about summer that makes it such an easy season to fall in love. Sure, fall and winter are technically "cuffing season," but summer love just feels more romantic. There's a sort of freedom to summer — a feeling of hopefulness and adventure. So, who could blame you for wanting to add a little love into the mix? One way to help make that happen is through visualization and affirmations you can recite to find love this summer. It may sound a little strange, but you'd be surprised at just how powerful owning and stating your desires out loud can be.

Have you ever heard the phrase: "Before you can be it, you have to be able to see it"? Well, reciting affirmations works a lot like that. It's about repeating positive and uplifting statements to help you truly believe in what you're saying, and in turn, put that energy out into the world.

So, if you’re ready for some summer lovin’, then give these simple, encouraging affirmations a try. Repeat them a few times each day, to yourself or aloud. They can help you create the emotional and mental conditions that can prepare you receive love, and can help build up the confidence you might need to pursue it.

1. “My heart is warm and open.”

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The first step to finding love is being open to receiving it. This affirmation is all about doing your part and preparing your heart for when you find the love you're seeking this summer. This affirmation can help you open yourself up to the possibility of finding — and sustaining — that love.

2. “I am not afraid of getting burned.”

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This affirmation goes hand-in-hand with opening up your heart, since what's holding you back may simply be fear; fear of getting hurt, and fear of being vulnerable. However, falling in love is often a leap of faith, and in order to do that and to really give it your all, it's important to release that fear so it won’t hold you back.

3. “I will let my confidence shine.”

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Embrace your confidence — it's one of the sexiest traits anyone can have. If confidence is a struggle for you, this is a perfect scenario to put the whole "fake it 'til you make it" philosophy into practice. Reciting this affirmation and visualizing yourself as a confident and powerful being can help. With time, those feelings can actualize, and before you know it, you'll see yourself as the amazing gem you are.

4. “Love will find me.”

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While it's good to put yourself out there when you're looking for love, it doesn't hurt to do what you can to attract it to you. This affirmation can help you put that energy into the world, and open your mind to the love that's already around you.

5. “I deserve to have love bloom in my life.”

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It's easy to feel unworthy of love when you're down on yourself, but, spoiler alert: You so are. These insidious thoughts are a very effective way of blocking the love you seek from coming into your life. So, this affirmation will enable you to shut down all that negative self-talk and help you remember that you are absolutely lovable and worthy of love, just as you are right now.

6. “I love myself without condition.”

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Regardless of the season or your relationship status, this affirmation is an excellent one to add to your daily routine. If you’re anything like me, you can be brutally hard on yourself. It's so easy to get caught in that loop of counter-productive criticism. Break the cycle, and instead, tell yourself how much you love yourself every day. Because, in the immortal words of RuPaul Charles: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell ya gonna love somebody else?” Amen.

It's amazing just how powerful positive thinking can be. Not only can it attract more positivity into your life, but it can also change your whole world view if you let it. So, if you’re ready for love, try reciting these aloud to yourself every day for a few minutes, and see just how uplifting — and effective — affirmations can really be.