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83 Positive Affirmations for Stress

Racing heartbeat. Sweaty palms. Ruminating thoughts. Ideally, you’d be able to avoid stressful situations. But life isn’t ideal. And the reality is, you can’t always walk away from the people and experiences that are causing your stress. So how do you reclaim your inner peace? If you can’t avoid stress, overcome it! With positive affirmations for stress, you can rewire your brain to see the positive side of life—even when you feel stressed out. The result? You’ll release your worries and feel yourself enveloped by calm and positivity. Ready to get started? Here are some of our most powerful stress-busting affirmations.

February 5, 2024
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5 min

Positive affirmations for stress

Here are some general affirmations to bring you peace, strength, and positivity in times of stress. 

  1. I feel positive and peaceful.
  2. I refuse to stress over things I can't control.
  3. I make my peace my priority.
  4. I am good enough, smart enough, and strong enough.
  5. I free myself from worrying about the future.
  6. I refuse to let stress ruin my happiness.
  7. I have the power to change my thoughts.
  8. I choose myself and my mental health above all else.
  9. I am allowed to say no to stressful situations. 
  10. My energy is too precious to waste on stress.
  11. I see peace everywhere I look.
  12. I choose sleep, rest, peace, and relaxation over stress and worry.
  13. I give myself permission to leave stress in the past. 
  14. Everything is ok.
  15. I am allowed to enjoy this moment.
  16. I am free to live without worrying about what's next.
  17. I am blessed not stressed.
  18. I am more powerful than anything that threatens my peace.
  19. I am allowed to have tough days. Tomorrow will be better.
  20. One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time.
  21. I wake up each morning determined to be calm, confident, and stress-free.
  22. I choose to have a peaceful day.
  23. I take deep, calming breaths when my stress begins to spiral.
  24. I unclench my jaw, lower my shoulders, and release my stress.
  25. I refuse to let stress stop me from living my best life.
  26. I release myself from what I can't control.
  27. I choose faith over fear and peace over perfection.
  28. I release my responsibility over issues that aren't mine to solve.
  29. I am worthy of positive thoughts even when I am overwhelmed. 
  30. I can do this.
  31. I refuse to let my stress eat away at my self-confidence.
  32. For my own peace, I accept things as they occur.
  33. I am able to experience stress triggers without having to react to them.
  34. I give myself permission to let go, relax, and be calm.
  35. I am becoming calmer and more peaceful every day.
  36. All I need to do right now is breathe.
  37. It's okay to feel stressed, but I will feel better soon.
  38. I trust that everything in my life is happening for a reason.
  39. I refuse to let my feelings spiral out of control.
  40. I am strong; stress will not break me.
  41. I am confident things are working out.
  42. I am doing the best that I can.
  43. I feel my stress flowing away from my body.
  44. I am resilient.
  45. I believe in my ability to get through stress.
  46. I deserve a life free of stress, anxiety, and worries.
  47. I feel complete peace of mind.
  48. I dismiss the stories in my head that cause me to stress.
  49. I trust the Universe to lead the way.
  50. I've been through worse times, I'll make it through this.
  51. I am stronger than my stress.
  52. My feelings of stress are temporary and are passing.
  53. I am in charge of how I feel, and today I choose peace.
  54. I replace stress with calm. 
  55. I am reclaiming my inner peace.
  56. I deserve to live a life of love and peace.
  57. I prioritize people who bring me peace.
  58. I am relaxed and calm.
  59. I am creating a peaceful environment for myself.
  60. I am evolving into a happier, calmer me.
  61. This situation will pass, so I choose to deal with it calmly.
  62. I take a break from stress and find peace in stillness.
  63. I am releasing my worries and replacing them with hope.

Positive affirmations for stress in your relationships 

Relationships aren’t perfect, and even the most loving relationship can occasionally be a source of stress. 

Here are some affirmations to help you release relationship stress and improve your connections with your loved ones. 

  1. I let go of my need to be a people pleaser.
  2. I release the need to control my relationships
  3. I prioritize my mental health over the comfort of others.
  4. Other people's stress is their own responsibility.
  5. I step away from unnecessary drama to preserve my peace.
  6. I am allowed to avoid people who have a negative impact on my mental health.
  7. I surround myself with people who bring me peace. 
  8. I find calm in the presence of those I love.
  9. I am thankful for the people and situations that bring me peace.
  10. I love myself enough to walk away from anyone who causes me stress.

Positive affirmations for stress at work

Work and career situations can be stressful, even when they come from a positive place such as being in charge of a high-profile project. 

Here are some affirmations to help you feel at peace in the workplace. 

  1. This situation is temporary and so is my stress.
  2. I am stressed, but I know this will pass.
  3. I am powerful, and I've got this.
  4. I am calm even when my career isn't going as planned.
  5. My brain has more important things to do than being stressed out.
  6. I focus on progress, not perfection.
  7. I am capable of overcoming challenges at work.
  8. I am stronger than anything causing me stress.
  9. I am able to respond to all situations from a place of calm.
  10. I focus on what is in my power – and ignore what I can't control.

Final thoughts

Practicing positive affirmations for stress can provide peace and reduce stressful thoughts. 

To access their full power, here are some helpful tips. 

  • Find a quiet spot. 
  • Get in a comfortable position. 
  • Read these affirmations to find the ones that resonate with you. 
  • Repeat your favorite affirmations, out loud or to yourself. 
  • Internalize the affirmations. Think about how they apply to your life. Allow yourself to truly believe them. 

Stressful situations might be inevitable, but you can overcome them. 

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