It feels that our minds are hard-wired for negative self-talk, and kicking the habit can be hard. It is even worse when you’re going through something stressful.
It is during that time when you need all the encouragement you can get, but somehow, our thoughts join us in beating ourselves up. It’s unfortunate but the reality for a majority of people.
However, it is not all bad news. Positive affirmations are a handy tool to aid you in relieving stress. The reason why they work is because they develop new neural pathways in your brain, and with repetition, you can create an entirely new way of thinking.
With ongoing practice, when you’re stressed, your initial thought will become more encouraging. That is a huge step away from beating yourself up when you’re already down.
The positive affirmations you should consider using
I love me
The most powerful affirmation that you can say is that you love yourself. When you say it repeatedly, you will manifest all the pure things that mean love to you. When you love yourself, your thoughts are kinder toward you, allowing your thoughts to display under the same umbrella of self-love.
I trust my intuition to guide me
Sometimes there is no clear path before us, and it makes it difficult to know the right call to make. During such a time, instead of getting exasperated, take a moment to calm your thoughts. After, trust your intuition to guide you. You’ll be surprised how well things work out when you surrender to your inner guide.
I am built for this
When a wave of things overwhelms you, it is easy to feel disheartened and that you’re losing the battle. Well, there’s a different way to look at it. If you can still get out of bed and soldier on through the day, no matter how hard, that is a huge step and something you should celebrate.
Continually affirm yourself to know that you are bigger than your problems.
I choose to find joy in the journey
Pain is a constant part of our lives. The sooner we come to terms with that, the better we’re able to cope with it. If pain is consistent, then we must find the good and the joy in this journey we call life.
Reminding yourself that you can find happiness through difficult times and transitions of our lives will aid us in seeing opportunities of the same more readily.
I am not the total of my failures
When we get something wrong, we always feel that we are inadequate, and soon negative self-talk floods our minds. When you miss the mark, remind yourself that you are more than the mistake that you’ve made. That shifts your focus to what you’re good at, and from that, you’ll find the necessary tools to make things right.
To err is human, to forgive divine
You will make mistakes; there are no two ways about it. However, when you do, you should be quick to forgive yourself. From there, you’ll have the capacity to forgive both yourself and those around you. Even so, learn from your mistake so that it’s not a recurring pattern.
Diamonds are formed under pressure
You can transform how you think about the stresses and strain of life through this affirmation. Trials build character, and if you haven’t been through any, then you won’t be refined. Successful people who have been through hardships tend to have more to offer in life, primarily if they have worked through their pain and found meaning in life.
I am aligned to my purpose
Now, this one does require you to take prior steps to know what your goal is. However, even if you don’t have clarity, you can still use this affirmation to get you through murky waters of life and purpose.
It creates a new thought pattern that then causes you to seek things out that do indeed align with your purpose. When you feel off course, reassure yourself with this positive affirmation.
I am my own person
We can sometimes lose focus on who we are, and that in itself can be stressful. When you have a ton of things and opinions pulling you different ways, then you need a reminder of who you are. This affirmation helps you remain grounded and centered firmly in who you are instead of the roles you perform in your life.
My lawn is my responsibility
Sometimes you can look on the other side of the fence and feel that the grass is greener. Whether or not it is, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you’re tending to your lawn.
If there are weeds and the grass is dry, then you have to make the necessary changes to make it healthy. Remembering this affirmation empowers you to make the required changes in your life to do and be better.
I will make the most of today
We make plans, and sometimes, things don’t work out as we wished. If you tell yourself that you’ll make the most of every day, you’ll gain the ability to do out of the way things to make your day worthwhile.
It also shifts your focus to those things you’re in control of and let the rest be. Overall, there is no payoff in fussing over stuff you’re not in control of.
Perfection is a fallacy
Checking off boxes in your life doesn’t mean that it is perfect. You could have your dream job but still find yourself being stressed at work. Similar to understanding that life cannot be void of pain and there is no perfect day, you’ll be doing yourself a favor to remember that perfection does not exist, we just have to make the most of what we do have.
I am uniquely different
A million people can be managers, but no one can manage people the way you do. Even as you take up roles that others have, remember that you are bringing something as unique as your fingerprint to the table.
The best thing you can do is thrive in that difference you bring if you are to stand out ultimately. Next time you feel undervalued, remember that you have something special to offer the world.
This too shall pass
Events don’t last a lifetime; they take place in a singular moment. When you’re going through a rough time, it helps to remember that whatever is plaguing you will soon come to an end. Reminding yourself that gives you the motivation to pull through.
There are tons of positive affirmations, you can take up for your everyday life, or when you’re going through stress. What we offer here is a good place to start, and we allow you to formulate what words will be best for you.