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We get to choose our thoughts and our beliefs.

What new belief would you like to have that would make your life feel good? What belief would make you feel empowered and enable you to show up in this world as your most authentic self?

I’ve been working on reprograming my thoughts and beliefs to things that serve me by making me feel good about life.

After living with depression for so many years it’s easy to fall into feelings of hopelessness and despondency.

That was my default for so many years but I’ve decided to really spend the summer challenging my own limiting beliefs and choosing new thoughts that feel good to me.

I have spent the majority of my life depressed and flooding my brain with terrible troll thoughts that made me feel unworthy of happiness.

Now I want to focus on flooding my brain with the messages that I am choosing as my new beliefs.

Here is how I create affirmations that work. For more information about how affirmations affect your brain check out this article.


Using Daily Affirmations

Daily Affirmations for Depression

Daily Affirmations for Anxiety

Daily Affirmations for Women

Daily Affirmations for Healthy Relationships

Daily Affirmations for Good Health

Daily Affirmations for Students

Daily Affirmations for Bad Asses

Daily Affirmations for the New Year

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How To Use Daily Affirmations

All day long my internal dialogue swings between positive and negative depending on what is happening and how I’m feeling. When I’m struggling with depression my thoughts turn ultra negative and I get really down on myself. When I feel this way I use affirmations during this time helps me practice thinking positive thoughts throughout the day. Being aware of my thoughts and inner dialogue is hard and it takes a lot of self-discipline but practicing it makes a huge difference in how I feel. When I’m not depressed I use affirmations helps me maintain my mental health.

Find The Right One

To use affirmations to affect how you feel you need to find ones that really resonate with you. I compiled some of my favorites into a big ass list of affirmations you can download below. Find something that really speaks to you and makes you feel a big “hell yes” when you read it. You want to pick something that resonates as true. Saying “I love my body and I think I am a stunning beauty” over and over in your head is not going to do any good if you don’t believe it is true. Try something that feels more truthful like “I am learning to accept myself more every day”. There’s a great article here about using positive affirmations. We can’t control a lot of things in our life but we can control how we feel. Affirmations can help us stay focused on our desired feelings.


Write Them Down

Now that you have your affirmations you need to use them. Try picking an affirmation for the day and writing it five times in the morning and five times at night. Keep a notebook by your bed so you can write them when you wake up and before you go to sleep. I used to write mine on the bus on the way to work. Anywhere you want to carve out time of your day will work. Try to be consistent and do it every day.

Say Them Out Loud

This one makes me feel super awkward but I don’t let that stop me, I say affirmations when I am driving in my car. When I am feeling down and not wanting to go to work in the morning saying affirmations in the car on my commute helps get me in a better frame of mind. It’s a good way to give myself a pep talk to get ready to tackle the day.


Set Reminders on Your Phone

I like to set reminders on my phone throughout the day. When my alarm goes off I repeat my affirmation of the day three times in my head. If I don’t set my alarm, I forget the affirmation I wanted to focus on that day. The tasks I have to do every day are so repetitive if I’m not paying attention I switch over to autopilot. It’s easy to just go through the day and forget to check in with how you are feeling. When I am in this state I am numb and unaware. Setting the alarm on my phone reminds me to be mindful.

Change Your Passwords

Make your password to your computer or your email one of your affirmations. That way every time you sign on you will type it out. This is an easy way to remind yourself of one of your affirmations. I use a different one for my password at work, one for my email and one for my personal computer. This practice helps remind me of my affirmations throughout the day.


Set your background on your computer or your phone as one of your affirmations. You can download some of my favorites here. Make a collage to hang above your desk so you see it throughout the day or create a Pinterest board of to look at throughout the day. You can see mine here for some inspiration. You want to make your affirmation visual and put it somewhere you will see it.

Creating Affirmations

You can use affirmations you find online or you can create your own. The most important thing is that they resonate with you and make you feel powerful. For more tips on how to make affirmations work for you check out this article.

Here are some prompts for writing affirmations:

What belief could you develop that would make life feel easier?

What belief could you let go of that would hold you back?

What do you wish you believed?

How do you want to feel?

If you could reprogram your mind to believe anything you wanted what would you pick?

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Affirmation Examples

Here are some of my affirmations from this morning.

Everything is always working out for my greater good
Happiness and joy flow easily to me
I always show up as my most authentic self
Every time I step out of my comfort zone my life gets better
My future is so fucking bright
I am unstoppable and my future is unlimited
I deserve happiness and it comes easily to me
Joy is my default state
I am always surrounded by love and happiness
Everything is always working in my favor
I will find true success by following my heart
I am good enough just by being myself
I am unstoppable and I always overcome any struggle


If you're struggling with managing depression check out these affirmations for depression. These are all the affirmations I use to manage symptoms of depression and start feeling happier. #depression #happiness #personalgrowth #selfcare #affirmations


Daily Affirmations for Depression

I know how hard it can be to get any positive thoughts or energy going when you’re depressed. I spent many years crushed by the weight of my depression and wondering if healing was possible for me. I love affirmations but I think the trick is to find ones that really resonate and feel powerful to you. Here are some of the ones I have used to help me when I am depressed. Pick a few or create your own. I like to write them in my journal in the morning before I do my gratitude list. When I notice my thoughts are starting to spiral into a negative or dark place I will choose to focus on my affirmations instead. It takes a bit of practice but it’s really been helpful for me. I hope this list of affirmations for depression gives you some inspiration to start an affirmation practice of your own.

This too shall pass

My future is so bright

I deserve love and happiness

I forgive myself

Even though things are hard right now I unconditionally love and accept myself

I deserve happiness

Healing is possible for me

I am strong and I never give up

I am thankful for the challenges in my life

I can choose my thoughts and feelings

I am an unstoppable champion

Life is always getting better

There is so much happiness in the future

I accept myself just as I am

It is safe for me to shine

I have so many gifts to share with the world

I am an unstoppable force for good

I am needed and valuable

My vulnerability is my superpower

I deserve to heal and I am ready

There is so much in my life that I love and appreciate

My struggles do not define me

I am a freaking survivor and no one can hold me down

There are so many blessings waiting for me in the future

I am committed to my mental health journey and I accept where I am

Everything is working out exactly as it should

Things are always going in my favor

I am willing for this process to be magical

I am willing to see things differently

I choose to surrender and trust the process

My discomfort won’t last and all pain is temporary

I am a warrior

I am ok exactly where I am right now

It is safe for me to be myself

I love and appreciate myself just as I am

I deserve to heal

Happiness is my freaking birthright

I forgive everyone that has hurt me

My past does not define me

I am willing to let go of my past

I am leaving behind doubt and fear

I am choosing to step into my power

Every day I am getting stronger and stronger

I have the power to change my life

I always find the positive in every situation

I am OK right now

Healing from depression is possible for me

Many people heal from depression and it is possible for me too

I am strong and I will be OK

Asking for help doesn’t make me weak

Today I am going to do something for me

I am committed to taking excellent care of myself

I deserve love and kindness

Happiness is waiting for me in the future

My mistakes do not define me

I am worthy of love and kindness

I have so much to offer this world

I am proud of myself and all of my accomplishments

I learn valuable lessons from all of my struggles

I am committed to becoming the best version of myself

I choose to celebrate my blessings

Negative thoughts no longer serve me and I am leaving them behind

I will figure this out

Life is getting easier every day and eventually, these tough times will be behind me

Daily Affirmations For Anxiety

I’ve been really into writing pages of affirmations in my journal in the morning and at night before I go to sleep. Writing them out really helps me set an intention for my day and helps me focus on how I want to feel. I thought I would share 34 amazing affirmations for anxiety that I use if I’m feeling super anxious. I hope you find them helpful 🙂 I also have a bunch of other posts about managing anxiety and I would love it if you checked them out.

Things always work out for me

Everything is working out the way it is supposed to

Everything in my life unfolds in the perfect time

Things always work out how they are meant to

I choose to let go of things I can’t control

I am safe and comfortable in this moment

I am so thankful for this moment

I am always able to overcome any struggle

Things will work out

What will be will be

I choose to be present and happy in this moment

Worry doesn’t serve me and I choose to leave it behind

I am safe, loved and happy

I deserve to live my very best life

Everyday life gets better and better

I choose to surrender and trust things will work out

Good things happen to me constantly

Something really great is going to happen to me today

There is good in every situation

This moment is perfect just how it is

I am so blessed to live this life

I always learn valuable lessons from any situation

Time always works everything out

I deserve to feel at peace in this moment

I always know the right thing to do

In every struggle, I learn a valuable lesson

Everything is perfect just as it is

Things always unfold as they are meant to

I believe everything always works out for my highest good

Good things happen to me constantly

I am so incredibly lucky and fortunate

Decisions come to me easily

I find the good in every situation

Nothing can bring me down

My life is perfect just as it is

I trust myself to know what the right thing to do is


Daily Affirmations For Women

Saying and writing affirmations helps me get through days when I feel like total shit. It’s an easy way to practice focusing on the positive if you’re having a hard time. Try these positive affirmations for women if you want a little energy boost. I usually write a list of affirmations in my journal in the morning but you can also say them out loud or in your head.

I am an unstoppable force

I radiate love and positive energy

Feeling good comes so easily to me

I always know what the right thing to do is

I deserve abundant and passionate love

Everything is working in my favor

Things always happen for my highest good

I love my powerful female body

Every day I feel happier and lighter

I’m so thankful for this day

The best is yet to come

Every day I feel better and better

There are blessings all around me

I never give up

I love to celebrate my life just as it is

I deserve care and appreciation

I always find the good in every situation

I can do whatever I set my mind to

I attract love easily and effortlessly

Everyone around me can feel my positive energy

I am so thankful for my partner

The future is so bright

I am perfect exactly how I am

Every day I feel more comfortable in my own skin

Right now I am the perfect age

Life gets better the older I get

I deserve care and affection

I choose to completely accept my body as it is

I am sexy and attractive

I am irresistible

I always know what the best decision is for me

It is safe for me to set strong boundaries

I deserve a caring and loving partner

I have so much good to bring to the world

I am strong AF and I can survive anything

I hope this post of positive affirmations for women helps give you some ideas for daily affirmations you can use. If you’re looking for more affirmations you can find my other posts here.

Daily Affirmations for Love

I have been using tons of affirmations lately. I usually write them in my journal right when I wake up and before I go to sleep. I use them to raise my vibrations and to help set my intentions for my feelings for the day. They help me feel more gratitude and appreciation for my life and to be more optimistic about the future.

Love is all around me

I find love everywhere and it flows to me easily

I fucking adore myself

Love is an unlimited resource and it never runs out

Things are always working out for me

Everything is working out at the perfect time

Love always happens at the perfect time

I am loveable and deserving of love

I have so much to offer

I bring so much love to every relationship I am in

I am so thankful I get to give and receive love

I am surrounded by love all the time

The universe loves and supports me in everything I do

Everything I give always comes back tenfold

I deserve to be loved in all the ways that I want

I’m destined to live out an epic love story

I deserve love just as I am

I love and accept my gorgeous female body

Everywhere I go I am surrounded by love and joy

The love I have to give is limitless

I choose to love freely and unconditionally

I freely give unconditional love to my partner

I make everyone around me feel fucking great

My perfect partner is seeking me and nothing will keep us apart

My relationship brings me peace and joy

My heart is always open to giving and receiving love

The love I give and receive is limitless

I love my life just as it is. I know everything works out in perfect timing.

Love is naturally attracted to me and always seeking me

The relationships I have are effortless and bring me joy

I am magnetic and always attracting the right people into my life

I am always radiating love outward

I attract relationships that are safe and loving

I am free from the pain of my past and I choose to love freely

I am desirable and have an unlimited amount of love to offer

Love follow me everywhere I go

The more I love myself the more love I receive

I am open and ready to receive love

The universe is bringing my perfect match at the perfect time

I love fully and passionately. I don’t hold back.

I deserve to be loved just as I am

I choose to feel love in all things I do

I radiate love out all the time

My partner makes my every day of my life better

I let go of all the pain in my past and choose to move into love

I accept all the love that my partner offers me

Every day I fall deeper in love with my partner

Life is amazing and everything always works out for me

I choose to feel love and happiness right now

My relationship becomes stronger every day


Daily Affirmations For Health


Every day my body gets stronger and healthier
I just keep feeling better and better
I love eating healthy food
I am perfect just as I am
I am surrounded by healing energy
Good feelings are always flowing to me
I am so happy to be in this perfect moment
I have everything that I need
Things always work out for me
I release all negative feelings about myself and choose to love and accept myself
Each day I feel more energetic
I am surrounded by love and good feelings
I am so thankful for my health and good fortunes
I am committed to caring for and loving my body
I am worthy and capable of healing
I choose to let go negative energy from the past
I am always growing healthier and stronger
I honor my body and all of its needs
I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life
Love and good feelings are constantly flowing through me
I am open and ready to receive healing energy
I am committed to making smart and healthy choices
I accept that there are times when I need rest
Everything is happening to me as it is meant to
I am thankful for this day and happy to be alive
I am committed to spreading joy and love to others
I choose to let go of feelings that don’t serve my health
I am a magnet for healing energy and good feelings
I deserve health and happiness
The right people always come into my life at the right time
I am protected from unhealthy feelings and energy
I love taking care of my body
I am taking care of listening to my body and giving it what it needs
Radical healing is possible for me
I am committed to feeling good and living a great life
Good things are always happening to me
I am healthy and strong
The healing process is already happening
I radiate good health and positive energy
I always heal quickly
Good health is mine now and I feel great
Every cell in my body is healthy and perfect
My body knows exactly what it needs and it’s already healing
Every day I am alive is perfect and beautiful
My positive energy heals my body and keeps me healthy
I am so thankful for every moment I have in my body

Daily Affirmations for Students

If you’re struggling with mental health while in school make sure you check out my mental health back to school survival guide. I struggled with anxiety and clinical depression while in high school, undergrad and grad school so I understand how difficult it is balance everything that comes with being a student while struggling with your mental health. Affirmations are one of my favorite ways to get some good energy going and to change a negative into a positive. I have a whole podcast episode about how I use gratitude to take small good things and build positive momentum in my life. You can find the episode here.

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I’m thankful for the opportunity to go to school

My life gets better every day

I am smart and capable

I enjoy learning new things

Studying is so easy for me

Being a student is a wonderful blessing

My education is going to make my life better

Everything I learn gives me the ability to make a greater impact

I will find my passion at the perfect time

Things are always working out for me

Everything is happening for my highest good

I hope this post gives you some ideas for affirmations you can say related to school, I also have a whole post about how to get motivated to do schoolwork when you’re depressed.



Affirmations for Bad Asses


I’m so thankful to live this kickass life

I am un fucking stoppable

I never give up

I love my beautiful and powerful female body

I always find beauty everywhere I look

I deserve profound and passionate love

Things are always working out for me

I trust my journey and I always find my way

I enjoy struggling because I always find happiness and victories

I will always work harder

I am so fucking thankful for this beautiful life

I deserve supreme and unstoppable happiness

I’m a gorgeous and unstoppable babe

My unique spirit brings shit tons of light to the world

Anything is possible and my future is so bright

I never stop killing it

I handle every situation in front of me with grace and ease

My future holds tons of love and happiness

I am a powerhouse and I take care of business

Affirmations for the New Year

I love New Year’s Eve. I love the feeling of leaving all the bullshit from the previous year behind you and stepping into a brand new year. It feels like a fresh start. Here are some affirmations for the New Year to help you get ready to kill it.  Be sure to check out my post on creating bad ass goals.

So many good things are coming to me

I deserve happiness and wealth

I am unstoppable and I never give up

I always take action

I’m so glad to live this life

I forgive and release all the pain from the last year

I step into the New Year fully ready for happiness

All of the pain from the last year is behind me

I am starting the year fresh and free

This is my fucking year

Things are always working out for me

I am magnetic and good things always find their way to me

I am committed to being the most unique version of myself

I always speak my truth and spread a message of love

I am free from my past and the future is so damn bright

I am so thankful to live this life just as I am

I release all of the pain I have felt and leave it in the past

I’m here to create change and I am unstoppable

I step into this year with a clear heart

This year is MY year and all of my dreams will come true

Every day I grow more and more powerful

All of my dreams are achievable

This year I am starting a new phase of self-love and happiness

I step out of fear and into the most powerful version of myself

Love and happiness always find me

I was put on this earth for a reason and I am committed to living my truth

I choose happiness every day this year

I am free from my past and stepping into my happy future

My future is bright as fuck

Each year my life gets better and better

Each day brings me new opportunities

I radiate love and caring energy to everyone I meet

The universe has my back and I am always supported 

 Affirmation Desktop Background

When I’m struggling I use affirmations to help me get through the day. I write them on notes and put them all over my house and I set them as my cell phone and desktop background. Here are some affirmation backgrounds you can download if you’re struggling. I hope they help you keep going if you’re having a hard time.

Good Life

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Never Give Up

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Just Beginning

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If you’re looking to step up your affirmation game try out these affirmations for badasses. Set an alarm on your phone or make them part of your daily routine so you say them multiple times a day. You can say them in your head if you’re at work but if you’re in your car or at home I think you should say them out loud like you freaking mean it. The more times a day you say them the better. Try to focus on positive feelings whenever you do your affirmations to help bring more positive badass energy into your life. Affirmations are also a great thing to add into your mental health journaling practice. Writing them and saying them out loud will help them get into your subconscious mind and bring out your most badass self even faster. If you want even more information about affirmations check out this article.

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