Anything can happen in one day. You can feel better in one day; you can gain clarity in one day. Try this sequence of calming affirmations to help you turn frustration (anger, anxiety, fed-up-ness) into positive momentum. You don’t need to fake being positive, either: you need to work with the energy you already have before you go anywhere else. Start here. Anything can happen in one day, sometimes less.
Let’s be clear: empowering affirmations are not strictly about being positive. They’re tools for transformation, which means using the energy you already have and working with it to create more fulfilling experiences.
Mindful affirmations are about infusing your meaningful presence and power into your words and decisions.
Sure, it’s easier to be genuinely positive when you’re practicing encouraging thoughts versus other, less helpful thoughts (like the “I can’t/don’t want to do this” kind).
The goal is not false positivity, but authentic empowerment. You want to really feel the shift, not just speak it with half a heart. (This is what Susan David calls “emotional agility.”)
I turned to mindful affirmations as a means of working with my frustrations so that I could work through them faster without avoiding them. I’ve learned that avoiding your feelings doesn’t get you far; you’ve got to work with them in order to move through them.Mindful #affirmations are not for faking positivity: they're for regaining control over how you experience your experiences. tell
The following sequence is composed of short, simple calming affirmations. They’re meant to be recited from 1-12, as many times in a row and during the day as you need. Use these when you’re feeling any and all kinds of frustrated: angry, fed up, sick and tired, stuck, anxious, envious, or just plain unhappy.
Repeating these calming affirmations (especially several times during the day) is an accessible way to cool the acute emotions and settle back into your power to change. Repeat them out loud for an added element of empowerment; repeat them silently in your head if you’d rather not be caught in public talking to yourself.
Add expletives if you really want — your call!
Breathe deeply in between each affirmation.
Speak what makes you feel powerful (but not destructive): the kind of power that motivates you to do things differently, to change your status quo, to build, to see just how much can be different in one day.
12 Calming Affirmations When You Need a Little More Help
1. “Feeling stuck is a feeling, not a fact.” — from these 15 affirmations for stress-relief
2. “I can transform anything negative into something helpful.”
3. “I am ready to release whatever is meant to go.”
4. “I am ready to reclaim my power to change.”“Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” — Eleanor Brownn #lettinggo tell
5. “I am learning what supports my highest self.”
6. “There is always a solution of the highest good.” — from Gabby Bernstein
7. “I can use everything as a catalyst for something better.”
8. “I’m allowed to breathe a little bit deeper into this.”It takes #courage to face frustration with a deep breath and a mind willing to change. tell
9. “I am more than my thoughts. I am more than my emotions.” — inspired by this affirmation to rise above negative thoughts
10. “Thoughts are passing clouds and I am the sky. Emotions are falling leaves and I am the earth.” — from these affirmations for anxiety
11. “I am in control of how I choose to approach and respond.”
12. “Everything is fuel for growth and connection. I am an alchemist, after all.”
Read these next: a breathing sequence of affirmations.
In the comments below, let me know:
What’s frustrating you right now (it can be healing to express it in writing) and what’s one thought you can think to feel more empowered to turn that frustration into something helpful?
Share these calming affirmations with a powerful friend.
You’re an alchemist, after all.