Positive Affirmations for Depression and Anxiety
In today’s day and age, the most common mental disorders are depression and anxiety. What with all the stress around us- be it personally or in our professional field, most of us get into the sulking mode and dwell upon things that take away any ray of hope from our lives and ‘make us succumb more into the negative world from which we find it hard to get out easily.
But we are all mortals and we have got only one shot at this wondrous thing called life. So we have to find a way out of this pitch darkness that tend to engulf us and lead our life to the happiest and the fullest as much as we can. A revolutionary new-age practice can help us beat the blues. The simple practice of keeping your head clear and including different ways to provide positive affirmations to yourself is a sure-shot method of getting rid of the cobwebs and leading a happy life.
They can be achieved from your loved ones, friends and families. However when it comes to Do-It-Yourself mode, affirmations are positive self-notes or declarations. These help to mould the subconscious into a more positive form.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” Anthony J. D'Angelo
Positive affirmations can vary from person to person. Each individual responds in a different way to everything. So make sure that while writing affirmations, you write stuff that motivates you. Here are 10 general affirmations that are sure to work their magic on any individual provided they keep telling themselves these regularly and religiously.
1. I Love Myself Unconditionally And I Love The Way I Am
Honing in on the advice of believing yourself, you need to love yourself and the way you are. Love conquers all and apart from your loved ones, no one will tell you that they love you. So indulge into some self-love with this affirmation and be happy with what you are. Remember God makes no mistakes (How can He? He is God after all!) and He had made you perfectly.
2. I Am In Control Of My Thoughts And My Life
The major cause of stress in our lives when we are dealing with depression or anxiety is the feeling of helplessness. We feel like everything around us is getting out of our control. Tell yourself often that this is your life and you are the boss. Start believing in it yourself and you will be able to regain the rein of your life soon.
3. I Will Have Only Loving Relationships In My Life
Bad relationships and negative people eat away at our emotional strength. So promise yourself that you would only invest (your emotions, time) on relationships that encourage you to do well in your life.
4. I Am OK With Where I Am Right Now. Life Is Beautiful
A clichéd saying is “if it is not a happy ending, it's not over yet”. So believe that life has the best waiting for you. Don’t give up yet. Be content with what you have. Remember many people don’t even have what you do. Embrace life as it comes and you will find happiness in every step you take.
5. I Enjoy The Simple Pleasures Life Is Offering Right Now
As a continuation to the previous affirmation, this one will help you look for the simple pleasures of life once you are content with the current situation. Life is a wondrous journey, and there are ample numbers of miracles for you along its way. Take notice of all the tiny ones and be thankful for them.
6. I Concentrate On Aspects Of Life That Make Me Feel Good Cause How I Feel Matters!
As explained earlier, apart from your loved ones, no one (not counting the really good-at- heart people who are hard to find in today’s world) gives a damn about your feelings. So take up the onus of taking care of your own feelings. Find the things in your life that make you happy and content.
7. I Am Connected And Comfortable With All People And In All Environments
While combating anxiety and depression we often feel uncomfortable and disconnected with our surroundings. Help yourself rebuild that connection again. We, human beings, are all social creatures so the more we tend to get into our own shells and hide from the world; the more we let our inner demons run amuck. So go out and mingle more, enjoy the company of others and you will find peace.
8. I Am Peaceful And Have A Positive Attitude!
Your mental status affects your physiological condition. Thus, keep a positive mood to prevent deterioration of your body and your life.
9. I Am STRONG!
You need not be Schwarzenegger or Stallone when it comes to physical strength. What you need to excel in life is mental strength. Life though wonderful can often throw a curve ball at you when you are least expecting it to test your mettle. So remind yourself frequently that you are strong enough to deal with whatever comes your way. A little hiccup on your way may be just a way for life to prepare you for a smoother journey.
10. My Challenges Bring Me Better Opportunities
Speaking of hiccups, let's talk about the most common reason for depression or anxiety. Failures. DO NOT let them bring you down. They are opportunities which you can turn into success. So it's up to you to get a fresh perspective, learn from your failure and succeed in life.
Positive mind leads to a positive outlook. So do away with all the negativities and focus on your positive qualities. Think about what positive goals you want to achieve and make a list. Re-write & re-read and keep reminding yourself these affirmations and goals every day. The most important part of turning your life around is believing in yourself and not giving up when faced with challenges. Practice makes perfect. So keep telling yourself this everyday till you achieve what you had set out to do.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.”- Mahatma Gandhi