Positive Affirmations

What are positive affirmations?

Positive affirmations are short statements that can be used to help you to positively change your beliefs about yourself, or a situation that you find yourself in.

Affirmation means to confirm, and also means emotional support or encouragement. So when you say affirmations to yourself, you’re providing yourself with some much-needed support and encouragement.

A positive attitude is not a guarantee of success, but a negative attitude will come close to a guarantee of failure.

Isn’t it just wishful thinking?

Its important to note that positive affirmations are not just wishful thinking! They allow the brain to reform and reorganise synaptic connections (neuroplasticity), when you change your thoughts of doubt and fear to thoughts of confidence and action.

How do I use affirmations?

People like to use affirmations in different ways. You might like to say affirmations when you first wake or before you go to sleep. You might like to write them in a daily journal at the start and end of each entry. You might like to put them on a bracelet or necklace to use as a reminder whenever you need it.

Some people choose one affirmation that resonates with them, where others like to have many – perhaps you could write them on small pieces of paper, fold them and put then in a bowl, to pick out when you need it.

How often do I use affirmations?

As a rule of thumb, affirmations should be repeated at least once per day for at least 5 minutes, but not more than 15 minutes. This makes it easy for you to fit them in wherever suits you.

Where can I find some examples of affirmations to use?

However you prefer to use them, positive affirmations can be a valuable part of your recovery journey. We have gathered 100 positive affirmations below for you to use.

You can also download our affirmation card sets free of charge:

25 Affirmations for Confidence and Self-Esteem

  1. I am fearless
  2. My strength is greater than any struggle
  3. I am who I want to be
  4. I have the power to change my story
  5. I have discovered I am fierce
  6. Happiness is within my grasp
  7. I am brave enough to climb any mountain
  8. I am good enough
  9. I am fearless
  10. There is nobody better to get the job done than me
  11. I choose what I become
  12. I have the courage to say ‘no’
  13. I am getting stronger every day
  14. The success of others will not make me jealous, my time will come
  15. Nobody can make me feel inferior
  16. The only person who can defeat me is myself
  17. I know my worth
  18. I am confident in the presence of others
  19. It’s nobody else’s job to like me – it’s mine
  20. The tools I need to succeed are already in my possession
  21. I am in awe of what I am capable of
  22. I am a winner
  23. I was not made to give up
  24. Everything will work out for me
  25. I believe in my skills and abilities

25 Affirmations for Self-Love

  1. I choose hope over fear
  2. I acknowledge my own self-worth
  3. I am proud of myself
  4. It’s fine for me to make mistakes, I will adapt
  5. I choose to be happy
  6. I matter
  7. I am at peace with who I am
  8. I am on the best path for me
  9. I deserve love, compassion and empathy
  10. I choose to completely love myself today
  11. Positivity is a choice that I choose to make
  12. I choose not to take it personally
  13. I do not need other people for happiness
  14. I acknowledge and welcome praise
  15. I am making healthy decisions
  16. I am a good person who deserves good things
  17. I am successful
  18. I approve of who I am and that is enough
  19. My commitment to myself is real
  20. My opinion matters
  21. I know what I am doing
  22. I believe in myself
  23. I am loved and I am wanted
  24. I am a beautiful person
  25. I am a diamond, it is time for me to shine

25 Affirmations for Setting Goals

  1. I can easily create a life I love
  2. I am making positive choices
  3. I am ready, willing and able to achieve my goals
  4. I desire to learn new things
  5. I know my own truth
  6. I am capable of more than I realise
  7. My priorities are clear
  8. Where others see a challenge, I see new opportunities
  9. I am focused, persistent and will never quit
  10. I am a do-er, I will get things accomplished
  11. I am constantly improving
  12. There is no limit to what I can achieve
  13. I confidently and fearlessly believe in myself
  14. I can rely upon myself
  15. I will accept nothing but the best
  16. I can do anything I sent my mind to
  17. My life was made for joy
  18. I take responsibility for my actions
  19. I am committed to becoming the person I want to be
  20. I will achieve my goals
  21. I will search for the good, even in bad situations
  22. I am passionate about the dreams that light up my heart
  23. I am not dependent on anyone else
  24. Success is in my future
  25. I set clear goals and work towards them every day

25 Positive Affirmations for Anxiety

  1. I have done this before and I can do it again
  2. This too shall pass
  3. Look at me go, I can do it all!
  4. I am enough
  5. This feeling is only temporary
  6. I love and am loved
  7. I am strong
  8. I am here, I am now, and I am well
  9. As I breathe, I am calm and relaxed
  10. My fear diminishes as I live my life with courage
  11. I have survived anxiety before, and I will survive it now
  12. I am brave
  13. I have time to prepare and decide
  14. I will let go and focus on joy
  15. I release the past and embrace the present
  16. I love myself unconditionally
  17. I can handle whatever comes my way
  18. I trust myself
  19. I enjoy being surrounded by others
  20. I inhale peace and exhale worry
  21. I am capable
  22. I will take things one day at a time
  23. I am safe and in control
  24. Challenges bring me better opportunities
  25. I am calm, patient and in control of my emotions

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