20 Happiness Affirmations to Overcome Negative Thoughts & Make Positive Change

Affirmations are positive mantras that you can use to help change negative thought patterns

and are shown to help improve confidence, lessen stress and improve your overall wellbeing.

Why affirmations are so powerful

Affirmation is a powerful tool to help the downward spiral of negative self-talk, fear, and anxiety. We have an internal dialogue and what we say to ourselves matters. You can either build yourself up or tear yourself down.

Having a handful of positive affirmations ready to go when the negative self-talk kicks in will help you take charge of your thoughts. When you start negative self-talk, repeat your positive affirmation over and over. Slowly you will start to change your thought pattern of thinking which will lead to a better mindset.

1. I deserve Happiness

2. I am worthy of love and happiness

3. I am a strong woman/man who does hard things

4. I am enough just as I am

5. I am worthy of the feeling of happiness

6. I am willing to be happy now

7. I create the life I want

8. I look for the good in hard situations

9. I give myself permission to be happy

10. I am meant to live a happy life

11. My inner joy expands when I share it with others

12. I experience happiness and peace in everything I do

13. I create the life I deserve to live

14. I am committing myself to live a happy life

15. I am good with who I am, I am proud of who I am becoming

16. I will choose the happiness of this moment instead of the pain of the past

17. People hating on me will not stop my happiness

18. I am good at loving others and I make others happy

19. Every day I am getting happier and happier

20. Happiness and love flow freely from me

How to Start a daily affirmation practice

There are many ways you can start a daily affirmation practice.

First: you need to decide if you want to stick to just one affirmation or pick and new one every day to find what feels right.

Second: is to create a list of affirmations that inspire you. Feel free to use the list above or google positive affirmation.

Third: Create a daily habit of your practice. Attach to a part of your day that is already established, like drinking your morning coffee or brushing your teeth at night.

Fourth: Find what feels right

· Write your affirmation in your journal

· Put it on a sticky note in a place you can see

· Repeat it 3-5 times in front of the mirror

My Story

I have been training for a 5k and I am not a runner. In fact, I hate running with a passion. For some reason, I got it into my mind (maybe because my 40th birthday is around the corner) that this would be a good time to run a 5k. Last week, I ran the whole 5k for the first time! I noticed towards the end when I was tired, out of breath and all I wanted to do was quit. In the past, I would have and then the negative self-talk would have kicked in. However, this time I noticed that I kept saying, “I am a strong woman who does hard things” over and over again. It worked!