These are some of my (Pheobe) favorite affirmations. Find what works for you and use it as often as necessary. Some people say affirmations every morning to get the day started. Others only use them during stressful times. There is no right or wrong way—-just do what is best for you.
“This Too Shall Pass.” While it’s important to live in the present moment, it’s also comforting to remind yourself the stress you’re enduring now is temporary — clear skies are on the horizon.
“Tomorrow Is Another Day.” This is common knowledge, yes, but it’s helpful to acknowledge there’s always another day to get it right when today just isn’t working out.
“Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff.” These five words help us put life into perspective.
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Bobby McFerrin’s boppy beat reminds us that worrying is only going to add to our stress. As he puts it, “In every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double.”
“I Will Accept The Things I Cannot Change.” This is a paraphrase of the Serenity Prayer. Giving yourself the permission to accept the inevitable — and move on — is a productive choice. Choose to accept what you cannot change, and work on changing the things that you can.