15 Affirmations To Use When Things Don’t Work Out As Planned

When things don’t work out as planned, it can be easy to get upset and experience a wide range of negative emotions. By using the right affirmations when things don’t work out as planned, you can keep a cool head and feel better about whatever is happening instead. Here are 15 affirmations you can use.

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1. Everything Happens For A Reason

Have you ever heard of someone’s plans being canceled and then an accident or something else happens that they would have been involved in if they hadn’t fallen through?

Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes things work out better than you expected.

Lisa has a great story that demonstrates this. She was supposed to go on date with a guy she had met once. They were to meet at a restaurant, so she got there a little early to show him how punctual she could be. She waited for over an hour before she gave up on him. She went to a local fast-food place that she liked, because she was hungry, and ordered mostly dessert. She sat down at a table and a guy sat down at the next table facing her. She was talking to herself and crying slightly and eating her dessert, and he found her adorable. He asked her if she was OK, and they started talking, and the rest is history. They’ve been together for nine years and are completely in love.

Always keep your mind open that something better might be coming along.

2. I Trust The Process

You may not see how things could possibly work out in your favor, but trust that they will.

The universe has a way of working things out even when things seem dark, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Faith goes a long way towards happiness, so cultivate it as much as possible.

3. I Am Grateful For What I Have

No matter how things are going, always remember to be grateful for what you have.

You may not have everything you want, but you have everything you need.

Be thankful for your health, your family and friends, and your life.

4. I Am Releasing My Attachment To The Outcome

When you’re attached to the outcome, you set yourself up for disappointment.

As we already know, things may not always turn out the way you want them to, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to turn out bad.

Let go of what you thought should have happened. Release your attachment and go with the flow.

5. I Know That Everything Is Temporary

This can be a sad fact or a sobering truth, depending on what’s happening in your life. Nothing in this world is permanent- even the things that seem like they will never end.

Everything is temporary and this too shall pass.

6. I Am Staying Present

When something didn’t work out as planned, it’s easy to hang on to it. But, it’s in the past now. The past is gone and the future is not guaranteed.

All you have is now, so make the most of it and affirm to yourself that you are staying present. You will feel happier right now if you focus on this moment rather than what did or did not happen.

7. I Am Accepting What Is

If your brain won’t let go of the outcome you wanted, you will have a real struggle on your hands. Things are the way they are and there is nothing you can do to change that.

The only thing you can control is your reaction to what is.

Choose to accept things as they are and let go of your resistance.

8. I Am Open To Possibilities

What’s going to happen now? Something… but you don’t know what it is.

When things don’t work out as planned, it leaves room for other things to come into your life.

Be open to new possibilities and see what comes your way. Be open to it. Be curious about what’s going to happen. Curiosity will help you look forward instead of holding on to what you wish had happened.

9. I Am Flexible

This is a great affirmation to use and a great character trait to adopt. Flexibility will take you far in your relationships, career, health, and every other area of your life. When you are flexible you can go with the flow and adapt to change.

10. I Am Taking One Step At A Time

When things seem overwhelming, focus on one thing at a time.

Focus on what you can do right now and don’t worry about the rest.

11. I Am Taking Responsibility For My life

Even when things don’t work out as planned, you are in control of your life and your happiness.

No one else is responsible for your wellbeing but you.

Assuming responsibility for your life is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself. It means that you are no longer a victim of circumstance and that you are in control of your own destiny, even if things don’t work out as planned!

12. I Am Taking Things As They Come

Expect the unexpected and take things as they come.

Don’t try to control everything- let go and see what happens.

13. I Am Letting Go Of What’s Not Working

This is a great affirmation to use when things don’t work out as planned because it means that you are no longer attached to the outcome.

When things don’t work out, it’s time to move on and let go of what isn’t working.

14. I Am Learning From My Mistakes

Mistakes are part of life, and we ALL make them. Sometimes our mistakes cause things to not work out, and that’s OK.

The key is to learn from your mistakes so that you don’t repeat them.

Every mistake is an opportunity to learn and grow, so embrace them!

15. I Am Creating My Own Reality

Remember that you create your own reality.

Your thoughts, words, and actions all contribute to the life you live.

So, instead of hanging on to something that didn’t work out as planned and creating a reality where you get more of that, let it go.

Choose wisely!

When things don’t work out as planned, it’s important to keep a cool head and not let your emotions get the best of you. Use these 15 affirmations to help you stay calm and collected in any situation.

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