20 Positive Affirmations for Anxiety, Uncertainty, & Fear

During these challenging and unpredictable times, many of us are in a battle against our negative thoughts. It is 100% normal to experience this during a global public health crisis. While it’s important to acknowledge these emotions, we want to avoid sitting in them for too long. Stress impacts our mind and body. According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of Americans typically display physical symptoms caused by stress. Negative thoughts often lead to anxiety, depression, fear, among other emotional symptoms, and it adversely impacts our immune system (which, now more than ever, we need in top shape).

We can use daily positive affirmations to help shift our mindsets, overcoming negative thoughts and its physical effects.

What is a positive affirmation?

Positive affirmations are short, simple and powerful phrases that you repeat to yourself. These statements describe a specific outcome or who you want to be. Affirmations work because speaking in the affirmative places power in our hands to help us feel more in control of our wellbeing.

How do I begin a positive affirmation practice?

Affirmations aren’t one-size-fits-all. You have to find what works best for you, but repetition is key. You can start your day off with them in the morning, repeat them throughout the day, and/or say them at night. You can write them in your journal, place them on post-its throughout your home, speak them out loud, record yourself saying them and play it throughout the day, make them the background on your phone—the options are endless. Your thoughts influence your reality, so the more you repeat positive affirmations, the stronger your belief in those statements become, making room for hope and mental resilience.

How do I create positive affirmations?

What’s concerning you most at the moment? What are some of your recent negative thoughts you had about yourself or a situation? Your affirmations should speak directly to those fears and worries. You can look online for affirmations or create your own starting with active statements, such as:

I am….

I release…

My body is…

My mind is…

I love…

pro tips: Download the free app Unique Daily Affirmations to help make incorporating positive affirmations into your routine easier.

Positive affirmations to increase your wellbeing and calm anxiety

Feel free to choose from these positive affirmations, combine them, or create your own:

  1. I let go of what I can’t change and do my best with what I can.

  2. I am relaxing each part of my body.

  3. I release myself from stress.

  4. My body is calm.

  5. I find joy in the little things

6. I find joy in where I am.

7. I release worry and know that this too, shall pass.

8. I am safe and in control.

9. I will not stress over things I cannot control.

10. I appreciate my life and find things to be grateful for.

11. I have been through hard things before and have survived them.

12. I have the ability to overcome anxiety.

13. I am worthy of good things.

14. All of my feelings are valid.

15. Everything that is happening now is truly for my highest good.

16. I believe in my ability to get through tough times.

17. The feelings in my body are normal and I fully accept them.

18. I have everything I need within me.

 19. I am blessed, loved, and supported.

20. I have so much to be grateful for in my life right now.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

During these trying times, let us all remember to show ourself grace!

What affirmations are you telling yourself? Let me know in the comments.

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