57 Short Positive Affirmations For a Quick Boost of Optimism

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We all have a lot going on. 

Most of us can’t commit to adding an exhaustive, meticulous self-care routine to our lives when our schedules are already packed to the brim, we have family members to care for, and we have responsibilities that demand our attention.

But that doesn’t mean we could let our mental health fall by the wayside. Whether it’s creating more functional support systems, scheduling a telehealth therapy session instead of trekking across town — or practicing short, positive affirmations when we’re on the go, we can prioritize our self-care and still do everything we need to do.

Positive affirmations are a simple and strategic tool for our self-care. They help us build confidence, reduce stress, and increase our emotional resilience as we move through life, and we have every right to make them short, sweet, and to the point. 

Explore our main article of The Best Positive Affirmations and all of our other collections of positive affirmations:

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. 

We’ve collected some short positive affirmations, because there’s a lot to do, and giving yourself the praise and encouragement you deserve shouldn’t feel like a chore. 

We’re here to make this process easier — and less time-consuming, so we encourage you to grab on to the ones that feel good, and leave the others behind. Onward!

Short positive affirmations to have at the ready

I am enough.

I am worthy.

I am loved.

I am valued. 

The world needs me.

I trust myself.

I am strong.

I am capable.

I am grateful.

I am deserving.

I am successful.

I am resilient.

I am optimistic.

I let go of fear.

I choose peace.

I am confident.

I am safe.

I am focused.

I am inspired.

I am limitless.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am fearless.

I am empowered.

I am energetic.

I am abundant.

I seek peace.

I am kind.

I deserve kindness.

I am creative.

I am content.

Joy surrounds me.

All is well.

So it is.

Be here now.

I am here.

Love flows freely.

Gratitude is my attitude.

I am a peacemaker.

Positivity prevails.

Goodness prevails.

Strength and courage are within me.

My dreams come true.

I trust the journey.

Happiness is mine.

Bright blessings are ahead.

The best is yet to come.

Everything is possible.

The universe has my back.

I am surrounded by light.

My future is bright.

My heart is open.

Miracles happen daily.

I see the good in the world.

I am a magnet for positivity.

I choose peace.

I am a miracle.

I am surrounded by love.

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April 2, 2023 11:00 PM
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