You are now entering a stress-free zone.
Just think happy thoughts and you’ll fly.J. M. Barrie
Positive thinking is its very own field of mindfulness. It’s a simple but powerful coping strategy that can help diffuse tension and alter our mindset during times of stress, anxiety and self-doubt, by focusing our thoughts on the life beyond this temporary struggle.
Repeating an encouraging phrase gives the words power to squash our worries and self-defeating thoughts and instead, make space for self-compassion.
Whilst they won’t magically erase anxiety, affirmations can counter feelings of emotional distress and doubt by bolstering optimism and motivation.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…Dr Seuss
Reciting positive statements during stressful situations can help but affirming yourself every day is a better habit to get into since they tend to have more impact when used regularly. It’s also a great way to ensure you’re practising self-care every day. Set aside sometime during the morning ahead of your day to centre your thoughts, reclaim your inner peace and come back into balance.
Here’s a selection of our favourite positive affirmations and kind words to remember on tough days.