Last Updated on May 13, 2020
Anxiety doesn’t feel good. None of us want to feel panic over big things, little things, or what sometimes feels like nothing at all. If you are dealing with anxiety caused by worrying and stress, then these positive affirmations for anxiety can help you to feel better quickly. You don’t need a million positive affirmations for anxiety to help you feel better. You just need a few solid affirmations that can help you redirect your thoughts and move from an anxious state to a calmer state, which is why these 7 positive affirmations for anxiety are so great.
1. I’m Excited To Do [Fill In The Blank]
The following video has a great tip by Mel Robbins on ending anxious feelings. She says that worry becomes a habit and if your mind worries too much your body can start to worry and that can lead to anxiety.
Therefore, she says that you need to interrupt patterns of thoughts that normally occur when you start to feel anxious, which is why saying ‘I’m excited to do [fill in the blank]’ is one of the best positive affirmations for anxiety that you can say.
This positive affirmation helps you interrupt your pattern of thought that led to your anxiety and get your mind and body on track to something better.
You can listen to Mel Robbins explain it below.
2. I Don’t Aim For Perfection
A lot of time anxiety can be caused by not doing what you expect of yourself (or what someone else expects of you). If you are a perfectionist, this can really be a problem.
The fact is that no one is perfect. No one can do things perfectly all the time. And when you put that type of pressure on yourself and then don’t reach it, you end up causing a lot of stress in your mind which can cause a lot of anxiety in your body.
You probably already know this on some level, yet you are stuck in an affirmation that you need to be perfect. If that’s you, then this is one of the best positive affirmations for anxiety that you can say because it will help you flip the script in your mind.
Affirming to yourself ‘I don’t aim for perfection’ can help you stop looking for perfection and give yourself some room to make mistakes and not be perfect. This can take a lot of the stress off you in this moment and reduce your anxiety. You can also say, ‘I’m not someone who aims perfection’ or ‘I don’t believe perfection is a real thing’ to help drive this affirmation home.
3. I Laugh Often
Humor has the ability to transform the scariest of things into amusing things. That’s why laughter goes a long way in reducing anxiety.
In fact, a good sense of humor can help you see even the most worrisome things in a different light, which can help reduce any anxiety that is happening right now.
As you affirm to yourself that you are the type of person who laughs often, you will find yourself looking for ways to laugh more often to live up to what you are affirming about yourself. It’s amazing how your behavior will follow your mind’s most prominent thoughts.
You can also use the positive affirmations, ‘I have a good sense of humor’ or ‘I see the humor in every situation’ to help you drive home the positive affirmation that you laugh often.
4. I Drink Lots Of Water
Water is so important for the body, but did you know that it can play a part in anxiety?
When you are dehydrated, you can experience heart palpitations. Because that’s a common symptom of anxiety, it can lead to panic and cause an anxiety attack or exasperate a feeling of anxiety.
If you don’t drink enough water, then this is one of the positive affirmations for anxiety that you need to say. You need to become the type of person who drinks lots of water, which will happen if you affirm that you are that type of person.
You can also affirm things like ‘I enjoy drinking water’ or ‘I take drinking water very seriously’ or ‘Drinking water is very important for my physical and mental health’.
5. I Accept Uncertainty
If you are constantly saying, ‘What if?’ then you may be trying to predict what the future has in store for you and, usually, this leads to worst-case scenario thinking.
Thinking about everything that could go wrong is not doing anything positive for you or your anxiety. It’s making you worry unnecessarily and keeping you in a state of anxiety over nothing.
In order to fight the need to know what’s going to happen and how things are going to turn out, you must embrace uncertainty. It will always be there, so why not embrace it and accept it?
When it comes to positive affirmations for anxiety, ‘I accept uncertainty’ is one of the best affirmations you can say.
You can also say the positive affirmations ‘I like surprises’ and ‘I enjoy the unknown’.
6. I Have Faith
A powerful way to help fight anxiety and embrace uncertainty is to have faith.
If you have faith that things will work out for your best interest, then you don’t have to wonder and worry about what’s coming up. You can stay present and focused and look forward to the future with excitement rather than fear or worry.
You can also say ‘Something bigger than me has my back’ or ‘I know that things will work out for my best interest’.
7. My Inner Fire Burns Through Blocks And Fears
This is one of the positive affirmations for anxiety that can help stimulate the third chakra, which is associated with fears and anxiety when it is out of balance.
The chakras are very interesting things to learn about and many people believe you can heal a lot of issues by balancing out your chakras. If you are interested in chakras, I highly recommend Chakra Healing by Anodea Judith. The course goes into depth about each chakra.
But, for now, you can use one of her positive affirmations for the third chakra, which is ‘My inner fire burns through blocks and fears’.
You can also use the positive affirmations ‘I don’t let fear bother me’ or ‘I’m a very confident person in life’.