Those of us who struggle with anxiety know that it has a sneaky way of meddling into all of our daily thoughts.
Instead of an optimistic “I can’t wait to see what happens today,” many of us find ourselves awakened with ruminations of worst case scenarios, long-lasting worries, and nagging insecurities on repeat.
While living with anxiety makes it seem especially difficult to pivot to a more hopeful outlook or climb out of the doomed thought spiral, positive affirmations are indeed a tool that can make it possible.
Researchers know: affirmations help us build confidence, reduce stress, and increase our emotional resilience as we deal with all the challenges — and tormenting thoughts — that come with life. Affirmations help reinforce the trust and hope that lay just below the surface of our scene-stealing anxieties.
As lovers and sharers of positive news (we publish good news here on our good news website, in our free newsletter, on our positive podcast, and our monthly Goodnewspaper), we’re big believers in positive affirmations, too. In an effort to lighten the load of finding the most helpful affirmations for anxiety, we’ve collected some to get you started.
Explore our main article of The Best Positive Affirmations and all of our other collections of positive affirmations:
- Positive Morning Affirmations
- Positive Affirmations for Kids
- Positive Affirmations for Men
- Positive Affirmations for Anxiety
- Motivational Positive Affirmations
- Self-Confidence Positive Affirmations
- Short Positive Affirmations
- Self-Care Affirmations
- Affirmation Quotes
As you scroll down this list of affirmations for anxiety, know that it’s totally OK to use these as a starting point, to change and evolve them to fit your needs — or heck, even get one as a permanent anti-anxiety tattoo, if you love ‘em that much.
We’re here to make this process easier, so stick to what feels good, and leave behind what doesn’t. It’s all going to be okay.
Grounding and calming affirmations for anxiety
It’s all going to be okay.
I will get through this.
Even when my anxiety is trying to protect me, I know best.
I can move past this moment.
I have handled this before, and I can handle it again.
I am capable of getting through any situation.
I am surrounded by love and support; I am not alone.
I am enough all on my own.
I choose to release worry and stress.
I choose to release control.
Peace and tranquility will find me.
My breath is my anchor, grounding me in times of distress.
As I breathe, I am relaxed.
I am safe around others.
I can get through this — and I will.
I have plenty of time.
I embrace the natural passage of my emotions.
I trust the process.
I give myself permission to feel this big feeling.
I give myself permission to care for myself.
I acknowledge my anxiety, but I do not let it define me.
I am in control of my thoughts and emotions.
I choose to embrace the present moment and let go of future worries.
I release any negative thoughts and focus on positive ones.
I am surrounded by a protective and loving energy.
I am safe and secure in my own being.
I am learning to trust myself and my journey.
I am in control of my breathing, and it helps me remain calm.
I choose to believe in my abilities to overcome anxiety.
I am a survivor, and I am stronger than my anxiety.
I am compassionate towards myself and my feelings.
I am learning to accept and let go of things that are out of my control.
I am grateful for the small moments of calm and peace in my life.
I am connected to a sense of inner peace and tranquility.
I give myself permission to take breaks and recharge when needed.
I am gentle with myself as I navigate through my anxiety.
I am learning to embrace my emotions without judgment.
I am a warrior, and I will continue to overcome my anxiety.
My confidence grows as I conquer my fears.
I am a powerful force of light and love.
I am gentle with myself.
I have the strength to face my anxiety.
I am patient with my progress.
I am safe, grounded, and present in my reality.
I am worthy of love and happiness.
I am surrounded by positive energy.
I am grateful for all the blessings in my life.
I let go of fear and embrace positivity.
I choose to be honest with myself and others about how I’m doing.
I am deserving of a life filled with joy and peace.
I am here, and that is enough.
I choose to focus on the present moment and what is within my control.
I am powerful and resilient.
I am not in danger.
I find peace within; I already have everything I need.
I am at peace with who I am.
My mind is filled with positive and uplifting thoughts, and I can access them at any time.
I am worthy of good things.
I seek out the good in the world.
I am grateful for each new day and the opportunities it brings.
I am worthy of a life free from anxiety.
Wherever I go, I am home.