I’m thankful for the practice of reciting positive affirmations; it’s been a key element in my healing journey. Affirmations are powerful because they’re declarations of what’s TRUE, for you. We tell ourselves what’s true for us all day long, whether we realize it or not. Here are some affirmations to feel better (not later, but right now) so that you can live the way you want to live, on purpose and without delay.
“You’ve got to find the feeling and practice it chronically until the world will actualize that way around you.” — Abraham-Hicks
Originally, I didn’t intend for these affirmations to be part of any post in particular; they’re meant to go in my happiness jar for next year (I think I’ve maxed out my current jar-o’-wisdom). Nevertheless, writing these affirmations helped me feel better, immediately.
This is the kind of instantaneous relief we need when our mindset is heading for misery, or could just use an extra dose of vitamin C.
For me, writing affirmations is both soothing and empowering—the process helps me feel calm, in control, clear, and committed to what’s best for me instead of mindlessly strolling down Misery Lane because it’s easy and habitual. In this way, affirmations can be cycle-stoppers, bringing us into the present moment long enough to interrupt negative patterns that would otherwise ruin our whole day, week, or longer, if we let them.
Breaking the thought pattern that would’ve sent us spiraling into negativity feels really, really good.Mindful affirmations offer us the chance to become empowered creators of our future. Click To Tweet
There’s nothing extravagant about these affirmations, in my opinion. The words (again, in my opinion and experience) are more powerful when they’re easy to remember. What glitters isn’t always what works. When we’re in a moment of “crisis,” quickly recalling the way we want to feel is what’s going to help us.
I hope these affirmations to feel better bring you the comfort, clarity, and renewed courage that’ll keep you afloat and aligned with who you want to be—who you know you are, at your highest level.
Of course, you might need to adjust the wording or nix a theme altogether, if it’s not feeling right for you right now; play, explore, and stay open to something new. Just keep the phrase simple, true for you, and in the present tense. Repeat it out loud and/or in your head, and carry it with you throughout the day, week, or longer. Say it until you FEEL it. Become it, in a sense.
I know I said I’d stop saying the word “should,” but I think you should feel good if that’s what you want to feel. I guess a more empowering thing to say would be this: You CAN feel good, if that’s what you want to feel.
10 Easy-to-Recite Affirmations to Feel Better Immediately
1. I can reach for a thought that feels better.
I was born with the ability to create something new, so I test that out and choose another thought that feels just a little bit better than the last one. I inch my way closer to feeling good: that’s something I can do.
2. I am capable of experiencing a miracle.
There’s a source of refreshing energy available to me, and it contains my miracle. My miracle waits for my arrival, but it doesn’t make me try too hard at all; I actually stop trying to arrive, and it jumps into the journey with me.
3. I am here to be conscious.
I can pause and look at what I’m experiencing, allow it, accept it, and see it through a witness’s eyes. I do this, simply watching, and I sense an alert presence behind the feelings. This is consciousness, and I just remembered who I really am, and why I’m here. I am consciousness, awake and alive.The still, observing mind is capable of changing the whole world. Click To Tweet
4. Healing makes itself available to me, now.
This moment is brimming with all the life I could ever know. It is alway this space that I occupy that presents me with the chance to be alive, to breathe, to heal from the past, to heal from my thoughts, to heal the future, to heal who I’m not. Here, I am. Here, I can be restored to how I want to feel.
5. The world may be hard, but life is good.
I’m here to experience and even celebrate all the ways life can be expressed. I honor life because I am living, breathing proof that the universe is always looking for ways to know itself better. I am grateful to be alive as a creative expression of something that’s much larger than this world.
6. I am open to a new way of seeing this.
I am not stuck in a stale frame of mind; I am receptive to a perspective that has yet to plant itself in my mind. I am willing to see things differently, and it’s this willingness that saves me from being stuck.“You cannot control anything except the way you feel.” @AbrahamHicks Click To Tweet
7. I am open to all the ways the universe wants to bless me.
Whatever else I choose to believe in, I also choose to believe that blessings are possible even when I can’t see how they’d arrive.
8. I am free to be new.
I am completely free right now to change my mind, to experience a change of heart and a change of pace. I am continually expanding, learning, and absolutely capable of transformation. I can be new, and renewed, at any time.
9. I choose to be loving, because that’s who I am.
My reaction is not based on circumstances or the way someone else treats me—not when I’m conscious, which I am right now. I am loving because that’s who *I* am. I am loving because I am loving.When you practice feeling good (and it's surely a practice) you throw an energetic boomerang. Click To Tweet
10. I am just being guided back to truth.
The joy and the pain are both guides that remind me of what’s true, important, necessary, and possible. I heed the call of what I’m sensing, and listen to what it might want to tell me.
What simple statements help you remember what’s important, what’s true, and what feels good?
Please share your favorite affirmations that help you feel better, what you’re repeating to yourself today (whether you already feel good or you need a little nudge in the right direction), and any stories of a positive shift with me in the comments.
Champion the good feelings and pass along these affirmations to a friend.
Just because, here’s one more affirmation: “I am capable of feeling better, no matter what.”