Ten Affirmations for Anxiety and Self-Confidence

Posted: March 24, 2022 | Author: Abbie Cochrane | Read Time: 2 minutes

Mental health affirmationsEveryone has days where they feel one-upped or second-best. However, life is a race meant to be run looking ahead, not to the side. Focusing on the performance of others can hinder your own. Instead, try focusing on core truths that you know about yourself. It may sound cheesy at first, but it can greatly influence your mental state and inner monologue. Here are some affirmations to help keep your anxiety low and your self-confidence high.

10 Affirmations to Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

1. I am resilient; I can make it through this difficult time
2. I inhale the good and exhale the bad (also try inhaling positivity/ light and exhaling negativity/ darkness)
3. I am not my anxiety
4. I forgive and release the past and look forward to the future
5. I don’t judge myself
6. I don’t compare myself to others
7. I believe in myself
8. I have survived my anxiety before and I will survive again now
9. I am not in danger; I am just uncomfortable; this too will pass
10. I am in charge of my breathing

For more affirmations aimed at anxiety or stress relief, scour the internet and find phrases that work for you and can help you feel calm.

10 Affirmations to Boost Self-Confidence

1. I can do anything I set my mind to
2. I let go of limiting beliefs and choose to trust myself
3. All I need to succeed is within me
4. I am enough
5. I am growing and learning every day
6. I value myself
7. It’s okay to leave my comfort zone
8. I deserve to feel good about myself
9. Every challenge I overcome is a success
10. I know I don’t have to be perfect

Write down any affirmations that stick out to you and repeat them to yourself out loud, in the mirror, or in your mind to help you adopt a positive mindset and give yourself a boost. Search the internet or find a mindfulness app, video, or book to find more affirmations on self-confidence. You can also visit the CAPS office to explore available resources for any self-esteem troubles and anxiety issues.

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