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6 Affirmations for When You’re Feeling Stuck

6 Affirmations for when you're feeling stuck #words #affirmations

“I am so tired”, “I am so late”, “I am so busy”, “I am so stressed”?  I bet you say those things to yourself all the time, don’t you? When was the last time you said “I am so in love with my life”, “I am so proud of myself” “I’m having a great day today” or “I am so happy”?

Affirmations are short, simple yet powerful statements that help to assert something to be true in your subconscious mind (sort of like making your sub-conscious thoughts, conscious). Most powerful ones, start with the words “I am”. Research proves that affirmations actually change the brain on a cellular level- our thoughts have a direct connection to our level of health. Affirmations can empower you, they make you aware of your thoughts and they’ll make you want to surround yourself with things you love.

Sometimes you might feel like there’s too much going on at once in your life. One of my favorite ways to deal with feelings of being overwhelmed with life is through meditation and affirmations.  You can write them down on a piece of paper, your planner, a sticky, and make sure to read them (or say them), every single day, as many times as you want. The more you use these affirmations, the more believable they will become.

6 AFFIRMATIONS FOR WHEN YOU’RE FEELING STUCK

6 Affirmations for when you're feeling stuck #words #affirmations

I AM MEANT TO HAVE AN AMAZING LIFE

Sometimes, we look at someone else’s life and can’t help, but feel envious. Whether it be their lifestyle, family or career. We think, “oh, easy for her/him to say, they don’t have to struggle as I do“. Every time we think that, we use an excuse. It’s almost like telling yourself that you aren’t deserving of good things in life, it’s like telling yourself that you don’t believe you can have wonderful things in your life.

It doesn’t matter how dull or ordinary you think your life is- you are meant to have an amazing life. When you believe that, you’ll start noticing all these wonderful and stunning things about your life, and you’ll want to create and go after more of those things, people, and experiences that make you happy.

I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN

It’s probably not very often that you give yourself credit for the things you’ve accomplished. How often do you stop and think about some things you’ve overcome however big or small they might be? I think that we all have a tendency to be a little hard on ourselves. We always want to go after bigger, better things, and when you feel overwhelmed, it can sometimes feel like everything is falling apart. Tell yourself that you’re doing the best you can and don’t be afraid to give yourself some credit. Remember, that it’s okay to take a break sometimes, and that you can’t always “do it all”.

I LOVE MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY, RIGHT NOW

I used to have something similar written down on a post-it note and have it taped up to my mirror where I’d see it every morning while getting ready: “I accept myself, unconditionally, right now“. After a while, I thought that I should change “accept” to “love” because “love” is a much more powerful word. When you accept something it’s sort of like tolerating or recognizing it, whereas loving something or someone is caring deeply very deeply for it. It’s the most important thing that you can do for yourself. How different do you think your life would be If you loved every single thing about yourself?

I’m not talking about conceit, but acceptance, love, confidence, being comfortable with yourself, not having to question every single thing you do. Think about it. If you’re struggling with self-acceptance or confidence, or feeling stuck, confused even, I highly recommend you read  Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on it by Kamal Ravikant. Some of you might know that I’ve struggled with depression for a few years, and I can honestly say that picking up this book changed my life.


I FORGIVE MYSELF AND SET MYSELF FREE

Do you get upset with or blame yourself when you happen to make a mistake or when things don’t go your way? Forgiving yourself is what’s going to set you free because constant blame-playing will only make you feel anxious and upset. When you blame yourself for something, even if it’s a small mistake, you build up anxiety. Things won’t always work out as you planned. And when that happens, or when you happen to mess up, take a deep breath and say “I forgive myself, I set myself free.”

I AM IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE

Yes, there are some things that happen in your life that you cannot control. Things that will stress you out, things that will make you feel overwhelmed. What you can control though,  is how you react to those things. Don’t pay any attention to things and people who don’t serve you. Tell yourself that you are in control of your life. We all experience some twists and turns along the way, but the key is to respect and accept them as they are, rather than letting them control us. You can control how you react to stressful situations or events. You can either let them break you, or you can accept them and move on.

I MAKE PEACE WITH THE PRESENT MOMENT

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate on the present moment
This one is a great affirmation for all my over-thinkers out there. It’s so important to try to be present as much as possible, enjoying every single moment of your life. No, it’s not always easy, especially when we’re so used to thinking about the past or worrying about the future. There is something magical about being present, when your mind is free of judgment in every single moment, every single thought. When you make peace with the present moment and don’t try to make it pass, as quickly as possible.

You need to know when to take a step back and focus on your mental wellbeing. Especially these days, when it seems like so many of us have so much going on. There are so many things we try to focus on at once. Remember that you can live your life both with a purpose and passion at the same time.

19 Comments

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    Bry Jaimea
    August 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I love these! Especially “I am in control of my life” – I think we tend to forget we own our lives and the decisions we make and lay blame at the feet of others for the negative things that happen in to us, rather than owning how we react to them!

    xx Bry Jaimea | bryjaimea.com

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      Paula @ thirteenthoughts.com
      August 7, 2018 at 9:14 am

      So happy you enjoyed these, Bry! That is definitely something we do forget at times. Life is what you make it!

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    Zoë Ware
    August 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I absolutely love this post! Is struggle with this too. I couldn’t care less about how I look and my body. I am completely at peace with it. My struggle is my mind. I really hate it sometimes, and it feels like there is no escape. Like my mind constantly isn’t good enough for people. I don’t know if that makes sense, but Im working on it! I am literally ordering “Love yourself like your life depends on it” right now!! xx

    http://zoe-ware.com

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      Paula @ thirteenthoughts.com
      August 7, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Thank you so much, Zoë! Please let me know how you like that book- I swear that reading it saved my life, and that is not an exaggeration. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.! xx

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    Lisa Autumn
    August 6, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Oh Paula this post is everything is needed right now! Thank you!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    Jo Whittle
    August 6, 2018 at 3:50 am

    OMG… what a read, first thing on a Monday morning… this is defo #mondaymotivational reading… thankyou great blog xxx

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    Mollie Quirk
    August 6, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Such amazing affirmations. I needed this. Thank you.

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    chloelxuise
    August 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I didn’t know just how much of an impact affirmations can have! It’s so true that we generally don’t give ourselves enough credit! Lovely post!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

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    Alice May
    August 6, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I need to start using these!

    Alice xo | http://www.alicemay.org

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    The Sunday Mode
    August 7, 2018 at 6:23 am

    I think “I love myself unconditionally, right now” is the perfect one for me right now. Just being present and accepting of myself where I am at this current moment in my life.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    Danielle Alexa
    August 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    This is such a good blog post, I really needed to read this to get me out of my mid-week funk!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    Natalie Redman
    August 9, 2018 at 5:19 am

    This is a great one for me at the moment. Feeling a little lost!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

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    Naya // partyparrotblog.com
    August 9, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Wonderful affirmations, Paula! I must say I often complain about being tired/stressed etc. without realizing that I am actually making things even worse. Your post is a good reminder to think positively! xx

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    Andrea Mazzola
    August 15, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love incorporating affirmations in my meditation :)
    http://expeditiontoeuphoria.com

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