We all feel anxious at some point. But when the anxiety is persistent, it becomes a disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the world. In the U.S., national data show that nearly 19% of adult people had experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, and 31.1 % of adults suffer from an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives.

Long-term anxiety can increase the risk of physical health issues and other mental health problems like depression. It can also affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities such as working, studying, and other social activities.

Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. There are many ways to manage anxiety. These include meditation, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, medications, support groups, therapy, etc. Another way less spoken of and yet very helpful is using positive affirmations for anxiety. This article will cover 50 positive affirmations to help you manage your anxiety.

“There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus

How positive affirmations can help with anxiety?

Affirmations are short sentences or statements that can help you reframe your mind by challenging negative thoughts. Using positive affirmations is a simple but powerful strategy for coping with anxiety disorders. Even though reciting anxiety affirmations won’t magically erase your anxiety, they can help increase self-worth, self-confidence, self-love and calm your mind by diffusing negative thoughts, emotional distress, and feelings of panic.

50 Positive affirmations to calm your anxious mind

Calming affirmations

  • I am not in any danger. I am safe.
  • I am strong and brave.
  • I am courageous.
  • I will get through this.
  • I will be okay.
  • I give myself permission to let go of what I can’t control.
  • I am worthy of a peaceful life.
  • I have the power to control my emotions.
  • I accept myself for who I am.
  • I embrace my uniqueness.

 

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  • I survived hardships before. I can do it again.
  • I choose to feel good.
  • I believe in my abilities.
  • I am a fighter.
  • I am not my thoughts.
  • I become calmer as I breathe.
  • I exhale my anxiety.
  • I am letting go of fear and worry.
  • My mind is calm.
  • My muscles are relaxed.

 

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  •  I am resilient.
  • I choose to be happy right now.
  • I am doing my best.
  • I can overcome every challenge on my way.
  • I deserve happiness.
  • I am braver than my worries.
  • I am anxious, and I have the ability to get through this.
  • I will not let my worries drag me down.
  • I choose to take things one step at a time.
  • I bring myself back to calm.

Positive affirmations for social anxiety

Affirmations for social anxiety

Social anxiety (also known as social phobia) is a mental disorder characterized by an extreme fear in social situations. People who have social anxiety may feel uncomfortable, judged, and distress in social settings like:

  • Public speaking
  • Dating
  • Talking to strangers
  • Making eye contact
  • Going to work or to school

Here are few affirmations to help you cope with social anxiety

  • I see the world with beauty and color.
  • I deserve friendships.
  • I am comfortable in public.
  • I have so much to offer to the world.
  • I attract positive people.
  • I am good at talking to people.
  • I make eye contact with people easily.
  • I am comfortable talking to strangers.
  • I am calm around people.
  • I relax my body.

 

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  • I am a worthwhile person.
  • I deserve to be around people.
  • I allow wonderful people into my life.
  • I can contribute to the conversation.
  • I welcome new social situations into my life.
  • I am a courageous public speaker.
  • I enjoy people’s company.
  • I am comfortable eating in front of people.
  • I have the power to overcome my fear of interacting with people.
  • I can use public restrooms.

 

Final Notes

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”Walter Anderson

You don’t have to stuck with your worries. It’s time for you to get help to overcome your anxiety. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Reach out to your health care provider.

In the meantime, these calming affirmations will help you ease your anxious thoughts. You can practice them silently, out loud, or write them down the next time you feel like your anxiety is taking over.

 

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Few helpful anxiety resources

Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 confidential crisis support via text message.

The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., E.T.

  • 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) 
  • info@nami.org
  • Text NAMI to 741-741.

 

 

References

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder

 

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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