50 positive affirmations for anxiety

The way you think has a huge impact on your reality. The thoughts which pass in and out of your head create a picture in your brain that shapes how you see the world around you and how you behave in it. Affirmations can help you identify negative thought patterns and replace them with positive ones, improving your experience in life. Luckily there are many healthy ways to distract yourself from anxiety. It is important to realize that normal anxiety is part of everyday life, you should seek help when your anxiety becomes problematic. Others suffer from hypochondria, which is also called health anxiety.

If you’re suffering from anxiety, you may feel out of control. It’s easy for your thoughts to get away from you and major worries to stop you from completing tasks that you want or need to get done. While there are many things in the world you can’t take charge of, you can change the way with think and perceive the world around you.

While they may only be simple words and phrases, positive affirmations for anxiety can have a major effect on your life. When you’re finished reading this post, save it in your phone to refer back to it in the future. There are many different types of anxiety therapy.

The next time you feel your anxiety symptoms beginning to overwhelm you, return to this page and start reading. As you progress through the affirmations, your heart rate will decrease, your breathing will slow down, and you’ll regain control.

50 positive affirmations to regain control when anxiety strikes

  1. My feelings and thoughts are valid.
  2. I choose to feel calm.
  3. It is only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
  4. I choose positive and nurturing thoughts.
  5. The point of power is always in the present moment.
  6. The panic I feel is only temporary.
  7. I am right where I need to be.
  8. Every thought I think is creating my future.
  9. I am a beautiful person, inside and out.
  10. I do the best that I can.
  11. I forgive myself and set myself free.
  12. I will smile, breathe, and go slowly.
  13. I release the past.
  14. I trust the process of life.
  15. Everything is going to be alright.
  16. I look forward to a happy, bright future.
  17. I love and approve of myself.
  18. I feel grounded in this moment.
  19. I inhale positivity and exhale negativity.
  20. I deserve all that is good.
  21. Today, I choose only happiness and joy.
  22. I am brave and strong.
  23. It is safe for me to speak up for myself.
  24. I celebrate everyday wins, however big or small.
  25. I am not my anxiety.
  26. I do not have to prove myself to anyone.
  27. I’ve got my back.
  28. I am in the process of positive change.
  29. Tomorrow is a brand new day.
  30. I focus my energy on my values, not my anxiety.
  31. I forgive myself for not being perfect.
  32. I will focus on today and take things one step at a time.
  33. I appreciate the beauty around me.
  34. All is well in my world. I am calm, happy, and content.
  35. I give myself permission to take a break.
  36. I have survived my anxiety before. I will survive now.
  37. I am at home in my body.
  38. As I say yes to life, life says yes to me.
  39. Despite my challenges, I will persevere.
  40. I am curious about my triggers.
  41. I am looking after my body and mind first.
  42. I am patient.
  43. I let go of toxic and negative thoughts.
  44. I am not in danger. I am just uncomfortable.
  45. I will live authentically and follow my dreams.
  46. I have all the tools that I need.
  47. I trust myself.
  48. I am strong.
  49. As I breathe out, I let go of stress.
  50. I can make the most of today.

You’re not alone

If you’re struggling to manage your anxiety and live an ordinary life, you’re not alone. At CytiPsych, we’ve helped thousands of people successfully manage their anxiety symptoms and go back to enjoying the things they used to love. If you need a little extra help, schedule your first appointment today.

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Our anxiety therapists are trained in research-based treatments that will help get to the root of your condition. By understanding where your anxiety comes from, our therapists can help you develop the skills and techniques you need to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741