Affirmations for Stress Relief

30 Affirmations for Stress Relief to Help You Unwind

We could all do with a little stress relief right now!

If you’re feeling anxious, then practicing a daily affirmation is one effective way to unwind.

Research proves it helps to relieve stress, particularly in performance settings, such as when studying for a big test.

Stress Relief Affirmations

Begin to unwind by practicing one of the below stress relieving mantras:

I choose to feel calm

1. I choose to feel calm.

I am strong and resilient

2. I am strong and resilient.

I am letting go of my worries

3. I am letting go of my worries.

An effective way to make sense of your worries and find peace is by writing in a daily journal.

Harvard Medical School found that writing about your emotions releases stressful feelings.

There are a range you can choose from, including journals for anxiety, fitness, mindfulness and for expressing gratitude.

As I exhale, stress leaves my body

4. As I exhale, stress leaves my body.

I am safe

5. I am safe.

I make time to do the things I love

6. I make time to do the things I love.

I am not alone in my struggles

7. I am not alone in my struggles.

Everything is temporary.

8. Everything is temporary.

I prioritize a good night’s sleep

9. I prioritize a good night’s sleep.

Sleep and stress are closely linked.

A lack of sleep can lead to stress. Feeling stressed can keep you awake at night

Thankfully there a number of things you can try to help you get a better night’s rest, such as yoga, herbal tea and acupressure.

I can take things at my own pace

10. I can take things at my own pace.

Positive Affirmations for Stress

Banish negative thoughts and start thinking more optimistically with our positive affirmations for stress:

I am in control

1. I am in control.

My muscles are relaxed

2. My muscles are relaxed.

Muscle tension is one of the negative effects stress has on your body.

Did you know there are a number of scientifically-proven techniques to relax your muscles?

You could try TENS therapy, CBD oil or look for ways to improve your circulation.

I’m always looking for ways to live a less stressful life

3. I’m always looking for ways to live a less stressful life.

I am calm even when life is chaotic

4. I am calm even when life is chaotic.

My thoughts are slowing down

5. My thoughts are slowing down.

I am free from stress

6. I am free from stress.

I am right where I’m supposed to be

7. I am right where I’m supposed to be.

My mind is calm

8. My mind is calm.

I release all the tension from my body

9. I release all the tension from my body.

Acupressure is a style of massage that can relieve tension throughout your body.

In fact, it has so many health advantages including acting as a powerful tool for relieving stress, anxiety and depression.

Best part is, it’s an affordable option as acupressure mats are available at a range of different prices (we love the Aku Mat!).

Tomorrow is a new day

10. Tomorrow is a new day.

Affirmations for Work Stress

Reciting positive language can also have advantages in the workplace, particularly if you work in a high stress environment.

Take a look below at our affirmations for work stress:

My worth is not defined by my job

1. My worth is not defined by my job.

I know what I am doing

2. I know what I am doing.

My health and wellbeing is my number one priority

3. My health and wellbeing is my number one priority.

I am able to revaluate stressful situations

4. I am able to revaluate stressful situations.

I can ask for help

5. I can ask for help.

Every mistake is an opportunity to learn

6. Every mistake is an opportunity to learn.

I am equipped to handle this situation

7. I am equipped to handle this situation.

I bring a positive attitude to work

8. I bring a positive attitude to work.

I trust my intuition

9. I trust my intuition.

I make time for self-care

10. I make time for self-care.

Here at The Good Body, we’re passionate about how affirmations can help our health.

Read our article on how to practice effectively, or get more inspiration for women, men and kids!

Laura Smith

Author

Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.