Repeat These 5 Positive Affirmations to Cope With Life’s Challenges

Danielle McKee
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It’s normal to experience negative feelings or challenging times in life. From insecurities to sadness, negative feelings come and go, often without warning. Inevitably, we all deal with challenging times – it’s simply part of life.
 
It’s easy to forget that you have the power to put negative feelings in check, and take control of challenging situations when they arise. When you face these situations, positive affirmations can lead to increased confidence, acceptance, and personal empowerment.
 
As Louise Hay said in her book The Power of Affirmations, “Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of our self-talk, our internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.”
 
It’s important to understand how powerful the mind is so we can empower ourselves through the thoughts we think and the words we speak. When we can activate the power of positive affirmations, we can actively create the reality we seek. A positive outlook can have monumental effects on all aspects of your life.
 
 

How to Use Positive Affirmations

Affirmations are an effective way to change your outlook and attitude. When you experience negative feelings, acknowledge them. Then choose from your arsenal of affirmations and speak the affirmation, either quietly to yourself or out loud for all to hear.
 

If you can align your thoughts and actions with each affirmation, then you can handle anything the universe tosses your way.

 
The act of speaking an affirmation aloud and thinking about its meaning triggers physiological and neurological responses. Recognize these responses and feel the meaning of each word. If you can align your thoughts and actions with each affirmation, then you can handle anything the universe tosses your way.

 

Here are 5 powerful affirmations to help you get through a difficult time and cope with challenges in your life:

 

1. “All is well in my life”

Author and life coach, Louise Hay, uses this affirmation on a regular basis and she’ll be the first to tell you that repeating this to yourself in the morning in front of a mirror will change your life.
 
When you believe that everything is okay and all is well, then so it will be (or already is). Intrigued and want to learn a bit more? Check out this incredible video for all the information and inspiration you need!
 
 

2. “Everything is as it should be”

Life is full of things that are out of your control. The inability to control situations can lead to feelings of helplessness and vulnerability that take a toll on your confidence. This particular affirmation reminds you that while you cannot control everything in life, ultimately everything works out exactly the way it should.
 
To change anything in your life would change everything, so finding acceptance for where you are is an excellent way to work through any challenges that you may face. When we remember that everything happens for a reason, we find faith and confidence that everything is as it should be.
 

 
 

3. “I am at peace”

Dr. Wayne Dyer states that the words “I am” connect to each individual’s higher self and divine path. The phrase “I am at peace” carries spiritual weight and deep subconscious benefits. When you use this affirmation, say it with conviction and feel peace in your body and mind.
 
This affirmation works wonders for your self-confidence. By sending out “I am at peace” to the universe, you will begin to actually feel at peace. Because as another popular saying goes (from Iyanla VanZant), “If you want peace, be peace.” Embody the peace you wish to find, and you’ll be sure to find it!
 
 

4. “I release what no longer serves me”

Inspired by author and life coach Veronica Krestow, this affirmation helps shed the weight of the past and diminishes worry. When you practice this affirmation, focus on conscious breathing as you repeat it. Imagine that you are inhaling positivity, and with every exhale, release any negativity.
 
When you find yourself worrying or feeling anxious, ask yourself if the source of your worry serves your higher purpose. If it doesn’t serve you, let it go. Release anything that does not serve your higher self to make room for positivity. Repeating this affirmation will help you cultivate a sense of confidence and ease in all aspects of your life.
 
 

5. “This too shall pass”

Life is full of challenges. There is sadness in the world – and sometimes you may land in the eye of the storm. In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu outlined the duality that exists in life, from light to dark and sadness to happiness. The light would not exist without the dark and happiness would not exist without sadness.
 
Remember, everything is temporary. When you go through tribulations (and we all do), repeat the affirmation “this too shall pass.”
 
 
Interested in learning more about the dualities of life? Read A Lesson from the Tao Te Ching on the Duality of Life.
 
Affirmations tie into the Law of Attraction. What you put out into the universe, you get back. What you say or think directly correlates to your reality. Plant these seeds of positive affirmation and watch your confidence grow – and your happiness blossom.
 

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Danielle McKee

Danielle is a Northern California girl from the Sacramento area. She works at a Legislative Advocacy firm, enjoys yoga, meditation, writing, drinking wine and cooking for the ones she loves. Her yoga ventures have taught her to live more mindfully on and off her mat.

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