7 Affirmations For Slipped Moments Of Anxiety And Self-Doubt

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Even the strongest and most confident ones of us experience moments of anxiety and self-doubt. What makes the difference is rather than caving into these moments and slipping further into the feeling until it gets overwhelming, the best of us practice self-awareness. They don’t push away or ignore the feeling. They acknowledge it then they consciously rewire it.

We have the power to redirect the waves of our brains. If they flow towards anxiety and self-doubt, we can guide them back through affirmations.

“I Can Feel My Feet On The Ground, And I Feel Present”

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​The first step to restoring balance in the mind is to ground the physical body. When anxiety and self doubt start to take over, it can almost feel like an outer-body experience where we’ve lost control and are too overwhelmed to process our own emotions.

By taking in our physical surroundings, and feeling the support of the earth underneath us, the power of gravity can remind us that it will never let us fall too far down or slip up too far away.

“I Breath In Peace, I Breath Out Stress”

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This affirmation is a great tool to gain control over our breathing. Anxiety can cause breathing to become irregular or too fast. This can cause a state of panic in the body as it fights harder to intake and release oxygen appropriately.

As you slow down your breathing, you gain back clarity over the mind. You take the body out of its state of fight or flight. Things start to feel less overwhelming and you’re able to make a plan of action.

“I Love Myself For Everything That I Already Am”

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De Andre Bush / Unsplash

This affirmation trains the mind to come from a place of abundance instead of lack. It allows you to focus on what you do have instead of what you don’t. You can even say “I am grateful for the abundance that I have and the abundance that is on its way.”

This way you remind yourself that you have everything you already need to overcome and move forward but that doesn’t mean that you’re not able to get more.

“I Chose To React Positively To All Situations”

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Giulia Bertelli / Unsplash

The most overwhelming part of anxiety is feeling a loss of control. This affirmation gets you back in the driver seat. you are affirming that you’re the one in control, not your emotions, no matter how overwhelming they may feel. And, if you’re in control then you can chose whichever emotion best serves you.

Repeat “I am in charge of how I feel and I choose happiness.”

“I Release And Let The Waves Carry Me To The Shore”

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Dan Stark / Unsplash

This affirmation puts your trust in the universe. You are telling the universe that rather than holding on to negative emotions, you are releasing them. Instead, this affirmation encourages you to go with the flow.

It allows for the universe to guide you. This way even if the path may seem bleak, it will lead somewhere beautiful.

“I Survived This Feeling Before, I Can Do It Again”

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Holly Mandarich / Unsplash

​Usually, if you experience moments of anxiety and self-doubt, you don’t experience them just once. Even if you overcome them, they can slip up and come back. However, rather than focusing on the fact that they’re back, focus on the fact that you overcame them once before, which means that you can do it again, and again.

It doesn’t matter how many times it will take. The point is the certainty that you will.

“I Release My Jaw”

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Elijah Hiett / unsplash

The mind and body connection is stronger than you can ever imagine. When we’re anxious we tend to hold a lot of tension in our jaws, neck, and temples.

By actively visualizing these tension points and imagining their release, we can actually start to feel it. While this is not an alternative to proper medicine, it is a way to feel more at ease and in control of our bodies and feel the results on a spiritual level.

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