Today we are sharing with you some of the best affirmations for anxiety, trauma, compassion and self-belief.
If you haven’t heard of them before, affirmations are statements that can be used to challenge your mood and overcome any self-destructive and negative thoughts you may have.
Affirmations work by reprogramming our minds to encourage us to believe in certain things about ourselves. Essentially they are used to promote positive self talk that represents the real version of ourselves and our potential.
Affirmations, along with mantras and quotes, are a strong tool which can activate the power to change behaviours, habits, actions and reactions.
The benefits of affirmations are endless if you set the right affirmations for yourself. We’ve found that writing them in the present tense as if they are actually happening works best. But the most important factor of all is that it has to be something you can see yourself believing in. For example, if ‘successful’ is a word you don’t relate to, then find an alternative that does mean something to you.
In order for these to really work, affirmations ideally need to be looked at on a daily basis. You might like to write them down as a list in a convenient, personal space and just read from them, saying each affirmation out loud. Instead, you might prefer to save them on Pinterest, an app designed to remind you about them or somewhere else you will regularly remember to check in with them.
Here are some of our favourite affirmations to improve your mindset – feel free to use these or modify them!
- I do not need to change myself to be happy
- I am confident in my individuality
- I am enough
- I am worthy of help
- I accept, love and take care of myself
- I honour my own life path
- I give myself permission
- My every step is one of courage
- I am supported on my healing journey
- I have come this far and I can keep going
- I am more than capable
- Every day is a new day full of hope
- I am letting go and moving on
- I show myself as much kindness as I would a best friend
- I am a survivor
- My self care is worth making time for
- I am choosing to be happy
- I know what I value and place my energy there
- I am safe
- My life is just beginning
- I am talented and have many things to offer
- I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life
- I am excited that my actions are improving my life
- I make a difference
- I have faith and confidence in myself
- I am rich with creative ideas
- I am not my illness or my unwell voice
- That “opportunity” is right around the corner
- I’m an amazing person/parent/child/sibling/friend
- I’m an excellent listener
It’s not the repetitive reading and writing that you do that will bring you results. No, it’s not magic either – it’s the subconscious thoughts and feelings that you have in your mind so it is important to take action each day.
The mind is a wonderful organ but sometimes we do need to reprogramme it. Using positive affirmations gives you back control of your mind and the information it receives and believes.
Your mind will provide the motivation. After a period of time when your mindset has changed, you will believe what your mind is telling you and feel more positive, inspired, energised, motivated and active.
Recovery is possible.