I do believe it’s true that some stress is motivating and propels us to improve our lives from a place of enthusiasm. Then again, that’s not what I feel most of the time. If stress is knocking at my door, it’s usually the kind that inhibits my capacity for positive transformation. I begin to feel like I have no control of my own home, and I open the door unwillingly. I penned this affirmation for stress-relief for those times, to help us retain our hope and regain our self-mastery so that we can actually feel enthusiastic about what we’re capable of.
“I do get angry. I get stressed. I do worry. I get sad and disappointed too. What I am not, though, is consumed by any of them. I owe it to myself not to torment my soul with my own sorrows. I strive to move forward.” – Dodinsky
I really need this affirmation for stress-relief. I’m still working out the kinks in my perception and learning how to rest in serenity while the world around me keeps spinning, and scheduling dinner plans. My biggest grievance tends to be that there’s “not enough time,” but I’ve come a long way in softening the edges of that perception.
In any case, it’s only one view. I believe I can adopt another.
Dr. Joe Dispenza says that “the fact that you’re thinking about what you’ve been thinking about means you can change your thoughts.” Well, that’s surely a relief. It means we’re more powerful than the negative thoughts we think. It also addresses the fact that most of the things we worry about never happen, and if they do happen, they’re not as treacherous as we imagined they would be.
A relief, if we can master the restlessness.Stress is the experience of pushing back against unwanted things. If we say yes to what is, and remain focused on what we want, we can move above and beyond the stress. Click To Tweet
I decided this affirmation for stress-relief was just about due. It shall act as a buffer against the stressful things that are bound to happen in the world as long as we exist to perceive them. It will be a guidepost, a tool for prevention, a moment of silence, a helpline, a deep remembrance of power, a return to love, a welcome distraction, a miracle-worker, and another chance.
When you speak this affirmation, speak with purpose. Raise your conviction to meet your highest hopes. Use the following prompts to pause and interrupt the thoughts that deliver any worrisome news.
I highly recommend either writing your favorite excerpts down on paper, printing them out and posting them somewhere, or putting them in your phone so you can see them whenever you need a solid reminder of your capacity for positive transformation.
An Affirmation for Stress-Relief (and a better quality of life, that we’re so capable of living)
I am more.
Something has happened to me, but I do not yet know how it has happened for me. I’m sticking around with hope and conviction because there’s something else going on and it’s too early to know the whole story.
I am more than the thoughts inside my head. I am the observer. I take a mental step back and look at the bigger picture. I see thoughts coming and going, some sluggish and some quick. I am capable of welcoming new thoughts that better serve my growth instead. I watch them come in.
Right here in this moment, I give up who I’ve been for who I can become. I willfully direct my intentions toward a brighter reality and a fuller version of myself. I stand firmly in my power to be new.It's in the fires of determination, which we kindle with hope and tend to with unwavering presence, that a new reality is forged. Click To Tweet
I am enough.
I am nothing less than powerful in the creation of another perception, one that more closely resonates with a larger trust. All is well in the depths of my soul. I release the need to figure everything out all at once.
I have everything I need to make a fresh start. A new thought is a fresh start. A deeper trust is a fresh start. A bigger perspective uncovers something new to walk towards, and this is always something that’s available to me.To believe that we’re essentially enough might be all we need to make it through an obstacle without losing our fire. Click To Tweet
I am blue fire.
My calm mind is the ultimate weapon against stress, but I don’t focus on the stress. I focus on the fire within, the strength I contain. My serenity is self-mastery.
A moment of solitude does not destroy my flame. I take a deep breath inward, steady my hands, straighten my stance, and see the flame rising to swiftly burn away negativity. To distraction, it does the same. I am returned to this moment; full presence is restored. I am returned to inner serenity; to stress, I close the door.
I respond to stress with a greater reverence for life. I am alive—what a gift it is to perceive the world any which way that I choose. I refocus on the miracle it is to be here at all, with a mind to harness and emotions to guide me through. I am more in control than I used to think. I start thinking in line with the beauty of being alive.When things don't go the way we've planned, it helps to wonder how we could think differently about plans, and then challenge ourselves to do so. Click To Tweet
Please share your favorite excerpts from this affirmation for stress-relief, any practices that keep you calm, and stories of moving forward with me in the comments. I’d love to know what resonates with and works for you.
Be a light for others; send them this affirmation to fan their flames of hope.
Believe in what can be, because the seed of potential is already there.