Affirmations for dark times (45+)

Affirmations for dark times

  • I can get through anything.
  • There are no problems, only challenges.
  • I welcome challenges into my life.
  • Challenges are opportunities to learn and grow.
  • I am safe and secure no matter what.
  • I am getting stronger everyday.
  • I attract financial abundance into my life.
  • Money comes to me effortlessly.
  • My bills are paid and I will live freely.
  • I earn plenty of money and love what I do.
  • I am a strong and capable person.
  • I can get through anything in my life.
  • Hard times do not get the best of me.
  • I have the ability to overcome any obstacle
  • I release all negative emotions from the day.
  • I let go of any stress and anxiety from today.
  • I will learn what I need to from today which will make me a stronger person.
  • I know that life is not meant to be easy.
  • Tomorrow is a brand new day.
  • I am a strong person.
  • I can solve any problem.
  • I will not let fear take control of me.
  • I can and will survive anything life throws at me.
  • I have the strength and courage to get through any situation.
  • I am ready to become the best version of myself.
  • I release all negativity from my life.
  • I am filled with joy and ease right now.
  • I don’t have to have this all solved today.
  • I am doing what I can with the knowledge and skills I have to survive this.
  • When I have done all I know how to do, I choose to let my mind rest.
  • I welcome fear as a sign to be careful, but choose to let go of it when it no longer serves me.
  • I am doing the best I can, and thus choose to release myself from guilt and shame.
  • I am slowly becoming the kind of person who can survive this storm.
  • When circumstances change, I will feel all the more grateful for what I have.
  • I am not a failure, but a survivor. I am daily in the process of surviving.
  • My commitment to showing up tomorrow overshadows the mistakes I have made.
  • I am holding on in the dark to what I know to be true in the light, in better times.
  • I am not the only one to have faced this sort of trauma, and I will not be the last.
  • I am flexible and can adapt when life doesn’t go according to plan.
  • Courage does not mean having no fear of danger, but facing the danger despite that fear.
  • Life’s problems are not solved by perfect people, but by those who show up. I am someone who shows up.
  • I know when to persevere along a path and when to let go and change course.
  • I don’t have to go this road alone. I have, or can find, people in my life and examples to support and inspire me.
  • I am worthy of love and my life is meaningful despite my losses.
  • Life is full of constant change. My pain, though very real, will not be as acute forever.
  • This is just one chapter in my life’s story.
  • There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error.
  • You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know that things will get better.
  • Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out. – unknown
  • Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers
  • No matter how hard times may get, always hold your head up and be strong; show them you’re not as weak as they think you are.
  • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
  • Be faithful in the small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Theresa
  • I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. – Joel Osteen
  • We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis
  • Good things come to those who believe. Better things come to those who are patient. The best things come to those who never give up.
  • It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.
  • Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson
  • Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
  • The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. – Swati Sharma
  • Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. ― Roy T. Bennett
  • I’m the most amazing thing that could have happened to me.
  • I can face every obstacle that crosses my path.
  • I’m not going to quit.
  • I can show who I am.
  • I’m going to face everything that life puts in my way.
  • I’m surrounded by people who love me the way I am.
  • I’m not going to stop fighting, because I’m a fighter.
  • I’m not letting fear drag me down.
  • I dare to get through this situation.
  • I’m in a safe space.
  • There are no problems, just obstacles I can overcome.
  • I attract positive energy wherever I go.
  • I can solve any challenge.
  • I’m not getting discouraged.
  • Failure is just another step for success.
  • This is tough, but so am I. (This is tough, but so are we.)
  • This is tough, but I am tougher. (This is tough, but we are tougher.)
  • This sucks, but I’ll get through it. (This sucks, but we’ll get thru it.)
  • I can do this. (We can do this.)
  • I can get through this. (We can get through this.)
  • I strive to change the things that I can change & accept the things that I cannot change.
  • This too shall pass.
  • I’m OK.
  • I will be OK.
  • I don’t know how yet, but it will be OK.
  • I’ll learn from this. I don’t know what yet, but I’ll learn from this.
  • Challenges strengthen me. (Challenges strengthen us.)
  • I am not alone.
  • I find something good in every day. (Some days it’s harder to see, but I find something.)
  • I breathe in relaxation & breathe out tension.
  • There must be a silver lining, even if I don’t see it yet.
  • Relax. Breathe. Repeat.
  • I am stronger than this challenge.
  • This is scary but I can do it.
  • This challenge is an opportunity for growth.
  • I act with courage while I feel fear. I am strong & mighty.
  • This is making me stronger even if I feel weak right now.
  • I am stronger than I thought.
  • Courage is built by getting thru scary stuff.
  • I can survive this storm. (We can survive this storm.)
  • I can adapt to change and challenge.
  • Each day, I grow in confidence in my ability to deal with challenging situations in relaxed, calm & clearheaded ways.
  • Life has pain. That’s OK.
  • Be brave.
  • Diamonds are created by pressure and heat. I’m being transformed into a diamond!

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