Firstly, I want to reaffirm something deeply in your mind. It is normal to struggle with anxious thoughts from time to time. This article will help you reframe your thoughts for a positive mindset when you are struggling with these anxious thoughts

What is anxiety?

Beyond Blue defines anxiety as the below:

“Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. When anxious feelings don’t go away, happen without any particular reason or make it hard to cope with daily life it may be the sign of an anxiety condition.”

Disclaimer on anxiety, please note

I use the below affirmations when I have an anxious moment to calm and recenter myself. It is important to note that affirmations are one tool amongst many that may be used to help with anxiety. The ones below are a general resource and are are not a substitute for professional, psychological, psychiatric or medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor and other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition such as anxiety.

How these powerful affirmations may help when struggling with anxious thoughts

  • Reframe your mindset with an alternative perspective
  • Calm and recentre yourself
  • Inspire an uplift in mindset geared toward positivity, a reminder on what affirmations are here and how they help you live a soul fulfilling life
  • Provide a counter narrative to anxiety provoking thought
  • Pause and diffuse a moment of stress and tension

22 Powerful affirmations to reframe your mindset when you are struggling with anxious thought

♥ I attract positive energy.

♥ I am strong. I am resilient. I can do hard things.

♥ I am in the process of making positive changes.

♥ I am brave.

♥ I am overwhelmed right now but this shall pass.

♥ I have the power to change.

♥ Everything is going to be okay.

♥ I have overcome many challenges and obstacles before in my life. This will be no different.

♥ I can’t control everything but I can try change my thoughts, attitude and perspective.

♥ I have accomplished so much up to this point in my life and I will continue to succeed.

♥ I am always learning. I will continue to grow and evolve.

♥ I trust myself to make the best decision at this moment in time.

♥ I feel anxious and that is okay. We all feel anxious at times.

♥ I feel confident in my ability to solve problems.

♥ I trust in the universe that I will thrive.

♥ I am open to change

♥ I let go of the need to be perfect and I know I will do my best.

♥ I know that I am doing my best given what is happening right now.

♥ I am doing the best I can.

♥ Mistakes happen and that is okay. I will learn from my mistakes for a better future.

♥ Change helps me realise my potential.

♥ My mistakes help me grow and improve for the future.

In conclusion on struggling thoughts due to anxiety and using affirmations

These 22 affirmations may help you reframe your thoughts for a positive mindset as they have the ability to calm you down, allow a pause to diffuse tension, provide an alternative counter narrative and inspire an uplift in mentality.

It is so important if you are struggling with these thoughts on a regular basis and if they impact your daily life, please seek the help of a medical professional who will be able to help you.

Additional resources for when you are struggling with anxious thoughts 

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