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Positive Affirmations for Anxiety

Positive Affirmations for Anxiety

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We all deal with anxiety from time to time. It’s like having butterflies in your stomach before a big test or feeling your heart race when you’re about to give a presentation. Or maybe social anxiety makes it challenging to speak up or show up when you want to.

But sometimes, anxiety lingers. It can feel like an unwelcome guest who overstays their welcome and can start impacting your thoughts, feelings, and overall mental well-being.

That’s where positive affirmations come in. They work by replacing anxious thoughts with positive ones, giving you something to focus on and drowning out the negative chatter in your mind. Remember, you’re not alone in this, and there are strategies to support you along the way.

Positive affirmations for anxiety include:

  • “I am capable of handling whatever comes my way.”
  • “I choose to let go of my fears.”
  • “I am enough just as I am.”
  • “I am surrounded by love and comfort.”
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Affirmations for When You Have Anxiety

Here’s a helpful list of positive affirmations that can support you when you’re feeling anxious. Remember, it’s not just about saying them but also believing in their power. These affirmations are valuable tools in your toolbox, ready to assist you whenever you face different challenges. 

“I am capable of handling whatever comes my way.” 

When you feel overwhelmed, this affirmation can remind you of your strength and resilience. Say it to yourself when you’re facing a challenging situation.

“I choose to let go of my fears.”

This affirmation empowers you to take control and actively choose to release your fears. It can be helpful when you find yourself trapped in a cycle of anxious thoughts. 

“I am enough just as I am.”

This powerful phrase reminds you that you don’t need to be flawless to deserve happiness or success. Whenever self-doubt creeps in, repeat it to yourself.

“I am surrounded by love and support.”

Sometimes, anxiety can make you feel isolated. But you’re never alone. There are people who genuinely care about you. Whisper this affirmation to yourself when you need a reminder that you are surrounded by love and support.

“I’m stronger than my worries.”

You are so much more than the fears that are overwhelming you. You have unique talents and abilities. Lean on this whenever your worries start to pile up.

“I release my negative thoughts, embracing peace and love.”

This simple affirmation encourages you to let go of negativity and embrace positivity. It’s perfect for those moments when you catch yourself repeating negative thoughts.

“I am in control of my feelings. They don’t control me.”

This affirmation is a reminder that you’re the boss of your emotions. Use it when you feel like anxiety is taking over.

“Anxiety is not going to dictate my day.”

Your anxiety doesn’t get to control your entire day. You have the power to choose how it affects you. 

“I am doing my best, and that’s enough.” 

Be kind to yourself. Use this affirmation as a gentle reminder whenever you feel pressured, guilty, or have an unstoppable drive for perfection. Your best effort is truly valuable.

“I am brave. I am strong. And I can face this.” 

Be your own cheerleader and give yourself a mini pep talk with this affirmation. Use it when you’re feeling scared or unsure.

“I deserve happiness, and I will achieve it.”

This affirmation is a reminder that you’re worthy of happiness. Repeat this whenever you’re feeling down or discouraged.

“This is a moment in time. It will pass.”

This affirmation can put things into perspective. No matter how big it seems now, this problem will come to an end. It’s a comforting phrase to turn to when your anxiety feels like too much to handle.

How to Create Your Own Affirmations for Anxiety

It can be helpful to create your own affirmations that are specific to your thoughts and situation. Here are some tips to get started:

Begin with “I” or “My”: When creating affirmations, start by using these personal pronouns to make them more specific and tailored to your experience.

Keep them in the present tense. Phrase your affirmations as if they are already true. This can help shift your mindset and reinforce positive thinking.

Accept anxious thoughts. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge and accept your anxious thoughts. Affirmations can be used to challenge and replace negative self-talk with positive and empowering messages.

Choose empowering words. Use words that evoke feelings of calm, strength, and resilience. For example, instead of saying “I am overwhelmed,” try “I am capable of handling any challenge that comes my way.”

Empower Yourself & Get Support to Manage Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety can be challenging, but you have the power to make it better, even when it doesn’t feel like it. It’s completely okay to have anxious thoughts. Just know that you’re not alone in this. Keep your positive affirmations close, practice self-care, and always remind yourself of your worth. On those days when you need a friendly reminder of your strength or simply want to talk to someone about your anxiety, we’re here to talk. Our ConnecTeen volunteers are here for you 24/7, ready to listen and support you.

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