Positive affirmations for someone with depression (43+)

Positive affirmations for someone with depression

Acknowledging my anxiety to myself and others is a bold, brave thing to do.
Anxiety is not just in my head; it’s in my body, and so I rest both body and mind when I feel anxious.
Asking for help with depression is a huge and important act of love.
Being depressed is not my fault. I don’t need to feel guilty.
Depression does not mean I am not loved or loving.
Depression is just a tiny part of who I am and what is happening in my life.
Doing what I need to do to feel better is not selfish. It is an act of self-love.
Every breath I take brings me closer to feeling better.
Every situation gives me an opportunity to learn and grow.
I accept myself for who I am
I advocate for my needs confidently and without shame.
I always believe in myself
I always look for the good in myself and others
I am a positive and vibrant person.
I am a positive person
I am a strong person.
I am a survivor
I am abundant
I am an innovator
I am at home in my body.
I am beautiful
I am beautiful inside and out
I am becoming a better person each day
I am becoming more resilient each day
I am bigger, brighter and stronger than depression.
I am brave
I am capable of feeling good, positive, and content.
I am confident
I am courageous.
I am determined
I am enough
I am exactly where I’m supposed to be.
I am focused
I am full of life
I am generous
I am grateful
I am grateful for [fill in the blank].
I am grateful for all the beautiful moments in life
I am grateful for everything I have in my life
I am grateful to be alive.
I am happy
I am healing.
I am healthy
I am humble
I am in charge of how I feel, and today I choose peace.
I am in control of my emotions.
I am in full control of my life
I am in the process of positive change.
I am independent
I am love
I am loving
I am more than my depression
I am not broken
I am not my anxiety and my anxiety is not me.
I am not my depression. Never have been, never will be.
I am not to blame for my depression. There is nothing to be gained from fixing blame on someone or something.
I am patient with myself as I explore and try out different treatment options.
I am peaceful cam and secure
I am proud of myself for getting through this day.
I am proud of the person I am
I am receiving every good thing
I am safe right now
I am self-love
I am strong
I am strong mind, body, soul
I am strong.
I am stronger than anxiety.
I am surrounded by love and support.
I am vibrant
I am whole and complete.
I am with energy every single day
I am working towards making a life I love
I am worthy of getting help and support.
I am worthy of love
I am worthy.
I appreciate my life
I attract beautiful things into my life.
I attract the right people and the best circumstances for my highest good
I believe in my persistence
I believe in myself
I can choose how I react to each situation
I can choose how much or little I want to accomplish each day
I can have a new beginning.
I can overcome this moment and have a good day.
I choose to be happy.
I create the life I want for myself
I deserve peace, love, and health.
I deserve rest when I need it. Rest is the first step to recovery.
I deserve the best, and I accept it now. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask
I deserve to be happy
I deserve to be happy.
I deserve to have an amazing life
I do not have to compare myself to anyone
I do not need to justify, rationalise or explain my depression to anybody, including myself.
I don’t need to do, be, or produce anything to be loved.
I don’t need to prove anything to anyone; I need to take things one step at a time.
I feel safe
I forgive myself for everything
I forgive myself for experiencing the pain and shame that comes with depression.
I give myself permission to feel low. And I give myself permission to do what I need to do to survive.
I have abundant energy, vitality and well-being
I have faith in everything I do
I have high self-esteem
I honor, accept, and embrace everything about myself
I know my friends and family need me, even if I can’t see my worth right now.
I live with passion and compassion
I love my imperfections
I love myself
I love myself and release myself from feelings of guilt, hurt, and sorrow.
I love myself for who I am
I love myself unconditionally
I love myself unconditionally, especially on the days I find that hard.
I love myself unconditionally.
I love myself.
I navigate my depression with strength, self-love and patience.
I place no demands or expectations on myself on hard days.
I show myself kindness and forgiveness when I am feeling depressed.
I stay curious about my anxiety. I never judge myself for experiencing it.
I stop looking for reasons why I am depressed and instead focus on ways I can help myself get better.
I thrive and always the best version of myself
I trust myself
I will let other people into my life
I work hard to feel better because I deserve it, but I never judge or punish myself when it gets hard.
It is not my fault that I experience anxiety.
It is okay to feel fragile, sensitive and sad when discussing my experience of depression.
Life is an amazing gift.
Life is beautiful.
My anxiety will slow down if I do too by breathing deeply, resting and showering myself with self-love.
My depression doesn’t define me.
My family loves me.
My friends care for me and value my friendship.
My future will be what I choose to make it
My life has value and meaning.
My life is worth living.
My loved ones deeply cherish me.
My soul is at peace and my body is healthy and beautiful.
My thoughts and feelings, no matter how repetitive, are never facts.
No feeling lasts forever. I wait with patience and self-love for hard feelings to fade.
On bad days, I remind myself that I already have the capacity to feel good again.
On hard days, I save all my energy for myself. I am the one who needs it most.
Slowing down and making time for self-care is not the same thing as giving into anxiety; in fact, it’s the opposite.
The universe is as it should be
The Universe is for me
There are many different ways I can help myself with depression. I stay open and curious about ones that give me hope.
This feeling will pass; just keep breathing.
Today is a new day.
Today is a new start
Treating and recovering from depression is never linear. I am kind to myself when it gets hard.
When I am experiencing depression, I actively love myself more.
When I can’t make sense of what is happening to me, I give myself the gift of time, space and rest to help me find my focus again.
Whenever I feel anxious, I remember to mindfully love myself without conditions or restrictions.
While there may be similarities with others, my overall experience of depression is unique, because I am unique.

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