Affirmations can have a positive impact on our minds, bodies, and success in life. They also are widely used to relieve the mental and physical symptoms that come with stress and anxiety. Learning to release tension and stress all begins with the mind. Managing stress is essential for your health and well-being. Taking simple steps such as 5-10 minutes out of your day to meditate can dramatically improve your quality of life.
It’s important to state affirmations in positive and present tense. Our subconscious mind recognizes what is true right now. Saying an affirmation such as “I am healthy and energetic” is an example of this. If you repeat it as part of your daily ritual, your brain will work hard to make it come true. The positive affirmations listed below will help to overwrite stressful patterns and thoughts with healthier and relaxing ones. Over time, they will help you control your stress and become a person who naturally is balanced and calm. Become the master of your thoughts by practicing these five affirmations on a regular basis.
1. I am safe, secure, and under no threat from the world around me.
This simple statement has a calming effect because when we are in panic mode, we become convinced we’re in danger either emotionally, mentally, or physically. Panic and anxiety trigger our stress response. It’s vital to remind yourself daily that there is no obstacle you can’t overcome when you put your mind to it.
2. This situation is neither good nor bad, it merely is.
This useful phrase convinces us that we are capable of handling any of life’s challenges. It also reminds us that we shouldn’t run from a problem but rather face it head-on. Every situation we’re in is meant to teach us something. Although we can’t predict if the outcome will be positive or negative, realizing the good that can come from the bad will reduce stress and ease anxiety. Saying this affirmation to ourselves can prevent the overwhelming feeling that comes with worry when presented with a huge test.
3. I choose to react positively to the situation that I’m faced with.
When life causes us stress, it’s up to us to choose how to respond to it. It’s important to remember that we control our positive attitude and should make a conscious effort to face the situation assuredly. The golden rule is to manage your response. If you choose to act negatively, you’ll struggle to find a solution to the problem. Take deep breaths and remove yourself from the negativity. Responding out of emotion will only make the problem worse.
4. Nothing in my past can stop me from prevailing in the present and future.
Stress and anxiety are responses that are driven by our past experiences. Our past will always control you if you let it. Recognizing there is an alternative path to take will help you break free from your negative experiences. Our history has a strong hold over us and reliving it is extremely painful. Nothing can be done to change it except for forgiveness. Forgiving yourself or someone else from the past will allow you to focus on your life in the present. Practicing this affirmation will remind you of the glory surrounding you.
5. As I slow my breathing and relax my body, the stress flows out of my mind.
Our minds and bodies are linked with one another, so a body free of stress will also free our mind. This affirmation helps you relax by taking deep breaths and consciously choosing words to eliminate negativity from your life. Your breath is a powerful tool that can help ease anxiousness. Breathing exercises make a big difference in how you feel especially if you make them a part of your regular routine. Practice this affirmation daily in a quiet place wearing comfortable clothing. Try to do it once or twice per day.
Every thought that goes through your mind and each word you speak is an affirmation. Our internal dialogue and self-talk is a stream of affirmations. Everyone uses affirmations at every moment whether they know it or not. Each word and thought is creating and affirming your life. Practicing daily affirmations is only part of the process. What happens during the rest of the day and night is very important. It’s vital you create an atmosphere for them to work quickly and grow. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work. Thinking happy thoughts is straightforward and doable. Each day you make a choice to choose the way you think. No one’s life will change overnight, but if you make consistent choices to think good thoughts on a daily basis, you’ll make positive changes in every aspect of your life.