Try repeating these affirmations, designed to help you soothe your mind and develop a sense of calm

It can be difficult to find moments of calm and serenity when we’re going about our busy lives. Our heads may be full of mental to-do lists that we must keep ticking off, or the demands that others make of us could weigh heavy on our minds.

Affirmations are short, simple phrases that we repeat to ourselves, to give ourselves a message or to confirm something that, deep down, we know to be true. And when it comes to affirmations for creating calm, repeating your mantras can have a really grounding effect, putting the problems at hand into perspective and reminding you of your values and priorities.

Here, we’re sharing 30 affirmations to help you create a sense of calm.

  1. I let go of stress
  2. I can feel a sense of calm moving through my body
  3. My mind is quiet
  4. Setting boundaries is healthy
  5. I only need to take one step at a time
  6. I deserve to rest
  7. If I reach my capacity, I can stop
  8. I am safe
  9. I breathe out stress and breathe in peace
  10. I speak to myself with kindness
  11. If I need it, I can ask for help
  12. It’s OK to take a break
  13. I deserve to feel at peace
  14. I am not responsible for things I can’t control
  15. I invite joy into my life
  16. I don’t need to prove myself to anyone
  17. I am doing the best I can
  18. It’s OK to say no
  19. I will have a peaceful day
  20. My anxious thoughts don’t rule me
  21. I let go of tension
  22. I trust myself
  23. I am grounded in this moment
  24. I am capable
  25. I let go of intrusive thoughts
  26. I have the tools I need to face challenges that come my way
  27. I am loved
  28. External stress doesn't need to affect me
  29. I deserve self-compassion
  30. I am calm

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