When you are sick with worry, life can become depressing and scary. You can develop anxiety. You can shut down mentally and physically. It’s not a good feeling to be sick with worry. These affirmations can help you lessen or overcome worry so that you can be more present and take things moment by moment and day by day.
1. There’s A Lot Of Good To Come
Usually, when we’re worried, something bad is happening or has the potential to happen and everything feels like doom and gloom. But the future is full of happy and fun moments, so it’s important to remind yourself that things are not just going to be bad going forward.
There is a lot of good to come, and there will be some bad. But there will be more good than bad. Especially if you choose to use these types of affirmations and stay in a more positive mindset.
Reminding yourself of this can help get you unstuck from any negative loops in your mind.
2. I Am Strong
When you are sick with worry, it can be easy to feel like you are weak and powerless. This makes it hard to deal with potential problems and issues in your life.
However, reminding yourself that you are strong can help you to feel more capable of handling whatever comes your way.
3. I Can Handle Anything That Comes My Way
This affirmation is a reminder that you are capable of handling whatever life throws at you, even when you are worried sick about something or someone.
If you don’t fully believe it, look back on your life and think about times you overcame things you didn’t think you would overcome or things you didn’t think you could handle.
Sometimes we need to go through a bad situation to realize that we can handle it. For instance, a friend of mine didn’t think she would be able to handle the death of her dog. She made herself sick with worry over it for over two years while he was sick and the potential for death was right around the corner. When the time came, it was hard, and it took a long time for her to feel good, but she did come through it. She was capable of handling it and realized that those two years had been spent on worry but could have been spent on spending quality time with her dog instead.
4. I Am Safe
Feeling sick with worry can make you feel like you are in danger, even when you are not. Reminding yourself that you are safe can help to ease your worry and anxiety.
If you’re in an unsafe physical environment, take steps to remove yourself from the situation if possible.
If you’re feeling unsafe emotionally, try to identify the source of your fear and develop a plan for addressing it. You may also want to reach out to a trusted friend or family member for support.
Remember, feeling safe is a right we all deserve – do whatever it takes to make sure this affirmation rings true in your ears.
5. I Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen
Often we worry when we think about the worst possible scenario happening, but the truth is that doesn’t normally happen – or at least it’s never as bad as we picture it’s going to be.
Affirming to yourself that you don’t know what’s going to happen can help to ease your worry because it allows you to let go of visualizing the worst-case scenario.
6. I Am Trusting The Process
This affirmation is a reminder that even though you may not know what’s going to happen, you can trust that the process will unfold as it should. It always has and it always will.
Even if things don’t work out as planned, they still work out in some way. There’s nothing you can or need to do to affect that.
7. I Am Letting Go Of Worry
Letting go of worry can be difficult, but it is possible. This affirmation is a reminder that you can let go of worry and live in the present moment if you want. You always have a choice about how you feel, no matter what is going on, and you can choose to feel something other than worry.
8. I Am Focusing On The Positive
When you are sick with worry, it can be easy to focus on all the negative things happening in your life. However, reminding yourself to focus on the positive things can help you to feel better and ease your worry.
What is positive in your life? Even if it’s something small, focus on it as often as you can.
9. I Use My Breath To Stop Worrying So Much
This affirmation is a reminder to stop and take a few deep breaths when you are feeling sick with worry. Breathing can help to ease anxiety and worry.
Our breath tends to be quick and shallow when we are feeling anxious. This means that we are not getting enough oxygen to our brain, which can make us feel even more anxious. But by taking deep, slow breaths, we can help to calm our nervous system and clear our minds.
One tip a reiki practitioner once told me is to not just focus on the breath in but also the breath out. Make sure you breathe in as deep as possible and let out as much air as possible on the out breath. This really helps with calming your nervous system down.
So next time you are feeling anxious or worried, try taking a few deep breaths. You may be surprised at how much better you feel.
10. I Am Taking Things One Day At A Time
This affirmation is a reminder that you don’t have to worry about everything at once. In fact, it’s pointless to worry about everything at once.
You should take things one day at a time and focus on the present moment because that’s what you have the most control over and where the least amount of worry lives.