Positive Affirmations for Anxiety

Repeating an encouraging phrase or positive affirmation may sound weird or a bit ‘new age’! Yet actually we can spend much of our time telling ourselves ‘negative affirmations’. How often do you berate yourself for getting something wrong or not being ‘perfect’? Positive affirmations help anxiety and depression too. By speaking more kindly to the self, we can learn self acceptance. Repeating positive affirmations will move you to see life as ‘cup half full’, rather than ‘half empty’ too. Scroll down for some wonderful positive affirmations for anxiety. Feel free to download the images and share on social media too.

Positive affirmations for anxiety help you squash self-defeating thoughts

Instead of self criticisms, make space for self-compassion and self love. Begin to speak to yourself as you would to someone you love and care about.

Positive thinking is, in fact, its own self perpetuating positive feedback loop. The more you speak kindly to yourself the more you appreciate it, enjoy it and then do it more and more. It’s a simple and powerful coping mechanism that can help reduce anxiety and change our mindset during times of stress or self-doubt. Positive affirmations for anxiety will help focus thoughts on the life and values which are important and stand beyond our temporary struggles.

Repeat positive affirmations for anxiety daily

Print them out or write them on post it notes. Place those notes somewhere you can see them daily. Put them on a mirror and repeat daily. Say them in the shower or say positive affirmations when you walk in the street. Say these positive affirmations for anxiety when you are waiting for the kettle to boil or for the bus to arrive.

They might not magically erase anxiety, but saying positive affirmations can counter those feelings of emotional distress and lift some doubts we all may have. It’s a good and easy way to bolster optimism and raise motivation.

Reciting positive affirmations for anxiety during stressful situations may help but it’s the underlying sentiment that is important. It’s all about affirming yourself every day. This is such a great habit to get into. It can reduce anxiety and a great way to ensure you are practising good self-care every day.

You might find it helpful to record your thoughts and positive affirmations for anxiety in a journal. There are also other resources around. Check out some podcasts and look for books about positive affirmations for anxiety as well. You can find online worksheets too. I provide online and sessions in London for anxiety.

Here are some of our favourite positive affirmations for anxiety

I am attracting positive energy into my body.

   Anxiety might make me feel uncomfortable but I am in charge of my mind and body.

    I am ridding my mind of negative thoughts and filling it with positive ones.

I breathe in relaxation, I breathe out tension.

   I am capable of solving any problems that face me.

    I am calmer with each deep breath I take.

   My mind is clearing and I am in control.

    I am free of anxiety and am living a calm life.

    I have everything I need for a happy life.

  The feelings of panic are leaving my body.

  I am capable of solving any problems that face me.

  I have the ability to overcome anxiety.

  I am free of anything that weighs me down.

  I am freeing myself from stress.

  I am relaxing each part of my body.

  My body is calm.

  All is well in my world.

  I am now in control.

  I am safe and in control.

  I forgive everyone in my past for all perceived wrongs. I release them with love.

  At this moment, I choose to release the past and look forward to the good that awaits me.

With each new breath, I inhale strength and exhale fear. I am learning that it is safe for me to heal and grow.

  I now live in limitless love, light, and joy.

  At this moment, I choose to feel calm and peaceful.

  I trust my intuition. I am willing to listen to that still, small voice within.

  I welcome miracles into my life.

  It is safe for me to speak up for myself.

  Everything is unfolding as it should.

  I cross all bridges with joy and ease.

  I am in the process of positive change.

  I do not have to prove myself to anyone.

  The past is over.

  Life is very simple. What I give out comes back to me. Today I choose to give love.

  I am greeted by love wherever I go.

  I am at home in my body.