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Affirmations for stress & anxiety

Positive affirmations are simply 'positive sentences that you repeat to yourself’.

When you first start saying these phrases, they might not be true. Often, they are designed to reflect what you want to be true.

Over time, the consistent repetition of daily positive affirmations helps to reshape your beliefs and assumptions about yourself and the world around you. This reshaping gives you a more positive perception of who you are and where you stand.

  • I can do this

  • I choose calm over anxiety

  • I am a calm person

  • I am relaxed and I do not pass judgment

  • I breathe in confidence and breathe out stress

  • Every cell in my body is relaxed and alive

  • I ride any wave that comes my way

  • I am fully capable of managing any challenge

  • I am in charge of how I feel

  • I am confident and worthy

  • I’m okay right now

  • I allow tension to leave my body

  • I am brave and strong

  • I am taking control of my own mind

  • I am not defined by anxiety

The power of affirmations lies in their ability to transform your external world by first changing your internal one.

Daily affirmations act to replace outdated limiting beliefs. As new, more positive beliefs form in your mind, it becomes progressively easier to create what you want in life, no matter what that is.

Psychologists and neurologists are increasingly interested in how positive affirmations affect the brain. Some of the proven benefits of daily affirmations include the following:

  • When you’re stressed affirmations can boost your problem-solving skills.

  • Affirmations make you more aware of your thought processes. Greater awareness makes you more likely to challenge negative thoughts.

  • Positive affirmations enhance your perspective on the good things in life

  • Recent research indicates that optimistic people tend to have better cardiovascular health. So if your affirmations make you more optimistic, they could help your physical health too.

Choose an affirmation and repeat often - when you wake, and before sleeping, and any time you feel anxious or stressed.

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