Affirmations for Stress and Anxiety

Stress is an inevitable part of life. We all feel overwhelmed, confused, and anxious at times. And there are many effective and healthy ways to cope with stress, such as releasing physical tension (through exercise or a hot bath) and reducing obsessive worries and negative thought patterns (through mediation and affirmations).

Affirmations is one way amazing way of changing your thoughts and feelings by helping us focus on how we want to feel.  

Below are some affirmations that you may find helpful during times of stress and uncertainty. 


Affirmations for stress and anxiety

  1. This is stressful, so I will take extra good care of myself.

  2. I will stay present-focused and take this one day at a time.

  3. I choose to be optimistic.

  4. I'm doing what I can to remain physically and emotionally healthy.

  5. This too shall pass.

  6. I will get through this.

  7. I will focus on what I can control and release the rest.

  8. My fear is understandable, but constantly worrying about the worst-case scenario isnt helpful.

  9. I will try to be kind and gentle with myself.

  10. I can be both afraid and courageous at the same time.

  11. I'm doing the best that I can, and thats all I can ask of myself.

  12. When I'm struggling, I will ask for help.

  13. My feelings won't last forever.

  14. I can always find something to be grateful for.

  15. When I feel overwhelmed, I will choose a healthy way to cope.

  16. Its healthy to take a break to rest or have fun.

  17. I can lean on others for support. I'm not alone in this.

  18. When Im afraid, I will rely on my Higher Power for strength and guidance.

  19. My body and mind need to rest and recharge. So, I will let myself rest without judgment.

  20. I'm stronger than I think.

Helpful Tips: What feels true, right and helpful varies from person to person.  You can use the affirmations above as inspiration to create your own affirmations or mantras, you can also make them more specific to you by stating something in particular that you're grateful for or develop a particular coping strategy that you can start using. 

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