Affirmations for being overwhelmed (39+)

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Affirmations for being overwhelmed

  • Today I am strong and healthy.
  • I choose carefully what goes onto my calendar.
  • I release the need to dwell on bad feelings.
  • This too shall pass.
  • One task at a time is enough.
  • I draw on the support that surrounds me, in whatever form.
  • Peace and joy are filling my life.
  • I am doing the best I can.
  • I release the need for perfection.
  • I choose to be calm and centered, regardless of the situation.
  • I exude strength, grace and flexibility.
  • Today I allow time for self-care and rejuvenation.
  • I have faith that this will all work out.
  • I am living in grace.
  • The right decisions are coming to me easily now.
  • I don’t worry about other people’s acceptance or opinions.
  • Today I choose joy.
  • I can communicate my needs and feelings.
  • I do enough. I have enough. I am enough.
  • Everyday I am trying to let the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me rather than intimidate me.
  • My gender and my love are beautiful and blossoming.
  • The way I am feeling right now will not last forever.
  • Today, I can choose joy. I can choose tenderness. I can choose light.
  • I am stronger than this situation.
  • I can love myself just the way I am and so can others.
  • I am valued even when I am not productive
  • I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.
  • Delegation isn’t failure. It’s okay to ask for help.
  • My worth is not defined by my to-do list.
  • This job is what I do and I do it well. But it does not define who I am.
  • I can do anything, but I can’t do everything.
  • My well-being is my top priority.
  • Taking an hour to unplug and recharge my batteries will help me go 12 more.
  • Rest is work, too. It’s a job that needs to be done.
  • It’s okay to work hard, but it’s not okay to work so hard that my work is no longer effective. It’s okay to pause and take a break… but don’t give up.
  • This is not the end of the world. Start again tomorrow.
  • There will always be more work. I can’t finish everything right now.
  • I’m not feeling it today, and that’s OK. Tomorrow is a new day.
  • Today is today, not every day.
  • I’m not alone. I have options.
  • I can’t make other people share my expectations.
  • My manager isn’t a mind-reader, but they are there to support me.
  • I work to live, not live to work.
  • I can do the most difficult things.
  • Thinking I will not survive something does not make it true.
  • No matter what I feel, there is always calm inside me.
  • I breathe deeply to slow my thoughts and give my body the oxygen it needs.
  • No feeling or thought lasts forever.
  • Even when I feel afraid, I can still feel love.
  • As hard as it is to bear at times, to feel pain, is to be human.
  • In times of crisis, I turn to the people, places and things that bring me joy.
  • The more unkind life feels, the more kindness I show to myself.
  • I give myself permission to cry, sob, and sigh as much as I need to.
  • When I feel panic is nearby I remind myself that only my next breath matters.
  • Feeling pain is already the first step in any healing journey.
  • I am stronger than I will ever know.
  • As much as it feels like I am experiencing a setback, there really is only one direction I move in, and that is always forward.
  • I turn inwards to gather my strength because it is already inside me waiting patiently for me.
  • It’s only work.
  • There are many things that I cannot control; but there are always some I can; my next breath, closing my eyes, focusing on the love inside myself.
  • Being overwhelmed is not a sign of weakness or failure; it’s a sign that I love life and want to live it fully.
  • I cannot control what I feel right now, but I can control my next thought. I will pause and make it a positive one.
  • My heart carries limited space for what others are doing, but it is always fully interested and invested in what I am doing.
  • Overwhelm is not a sign of weakness or failure; it’s an opportunity to slow down.
  • Not knowing where to start is not the same as not being able to start.
  • As the thief of joy, comparison serves me no purpose and is adding to my overwhelm.
  • Thinking I cannot do something does not mean I actually cannot do it. My thoughts are not facts.
  • It is always okay to feel and do things differently compared to others.
  • I will not stay overwhelmed forever. It does not feel like it but time will ease the load I am carrying.
  • Feeling overwhelmed does not mean that I am incapable or too weak to do things. Overwhelm has no bearing on my ability or worth.
  • I acknowledge the exhaustion I feel and I do not fight or ignore it. I save my energy for finding ways to rest.
  • Energy is never steady or static; it’s one of many things in life that constantly ebbs and flows.
  • Rest is not always an easy thing to do so I give myself grace to do it however I can.
  • I know that by gifting myself permission to rest, I am showing myself the greatest kindness.
  • Sometimes doing nothing is actually doing the most important thing of all.
  • When I feel exhausted, I rest. This is not the same as stopping or giving up.^
  • Resting is a vitally important part of any process or journey.
  • I have not done anything wrong by experiencing burnout or exhaustion.
  • Rest is not a period of inactivity. In fact, rest is essential for creativity and productivity.
  • Learning the best ways to rest my mind and body is an investment in my mental health, productivity and enjoyment of life.
  • I am enough
  • I am complete
  • I am lovable
  • Amazing things are going to happen
  • I can make it through anything
  • My heart is calm
  • I am safe
  • I am wanted
  • My life is beautiful
  • I am limitless
  • I believe in myself
  • I am comfortable being me
  • I am worthy
  • I attract beautiful things into my life
  • I am surrounded in love
  • I am proud of myself
  • I see the good in everyone
  • I have art and poetry
  • I can do anything I set my mind to
  • Everything is meant to be

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