26 Positive Affirmations For Anxiety

Anxious man using affirmations to control his anxiety

Affirmations are used daily by millions of people to help calm themselves when they feel or begin to feel anxious or stressed. They are a valuable tool that you can use anywhere and at any time to convert your negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

The most powerful affirmations are always in the present-tense and first-person, and usually short, simple statements that you repeat to yourself on a daily basis. Some people like to create their own personal affirmations or modify existing ones to suit their circumstances, but most use well known proven affirmations.

Here are 26 positive affirmations for anxiety that are particularly effective in helping you combat stress and anxiousness.

  1. I am safe, secure, and under no threat from the world around me.
  2. I overcome my fear of anything and everything and live life courageously.
  3. All is well in my world and I am safe.
  4. I am free of anxiety and continue to be so.
  5. I love myself deeply and unconditionally.
  6. There is no obstacle that I cannot overcome when I put my mind to it.
  7. This is only temporary.
  8. Every cell in my body is relaxed and oozes calmness.
  9. As I slow my breathing and relax my body, the stress flows out of my mind.
  10. This situation is neither good nor bad, it simply is.
  11. Breathing in I calm my body, breathing out I smile.
  12. I choose to react positively to the situation I’m faced with.
  13. I am cool, calm, and collected.
  14. Nothing in my past can stop me from prevailing in the present and future.
  15. I transcend stress of any kind. I live in peace.
  16. With every breath, I release the anxiety within me and I become more and more calm.
  17. Act the way that you want to feel.
  18. Within me is a peacefulness that cannot be disturbed.
  19. I acknowledge that the only constant in life is change and I am prepared for it.
  20. Every breath I inhale calms me and every breath I exhale takes away tension.
  21. Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
  22. This too shall pass and I can stand this.
  23. You are not your thoughts and feelings, and they don’t have to bring you down.
  24. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
  25. Understand this and be free: we are not in our bodies; our bodies are inside us.
  26. You’re exactly where you are right now because that’s where you need to be.

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