Affirmations for Depressions

There are various causes of depression but the end result is usually the same – feeling drained and tired of doing just about everything. Even thinking about exercising or spending time with friends can seem exhausting or impossible to do. If you’re struggling with depression, don’t be afraid to get help. Here are some affirmations for depression that we compiled to hopefully ease what you feel and encourage you to live life again one day at a time.


Affirmations for Depression


  1. You are valued even when you’re not productive.


  1. You are loved despite your sadness.


  1. You are not sick because of a lack of effort or failure at adjusting faulty thoughts.


  1. You are appreciated even when you can’t contribute much.


  1. You are needed even though you feel worthless.


  1. You are separate from your depression.


  1. You aren’t any less of a person because certain people can’t understand your illness.


  1. You have persevered and persevered and should celebrate your tenacity.


  1. You are strong in your weakness.


  1. You are much more than your opinions of yourself.


  1. Your brain is your friend, despite what you hear.


  1. Your discomfort won’t last forever.


  1. You are resilient.


  1. You are a silent warrior.


  1. You are okay where you are right now.


  1. I am strong.


  1. I allow only healthy and loving relationships into my life.


  1. Life wants the best for me. I am OK with where I am right now.


  1. I am connected and comfortable in all environments, with all people.


  1. I find and enjoy the simple pleasures life is offering right now.


  1. How I feel matters, therefore I concentrate on aspects of life that make me feel good!


  1. My challenges bring me better opportunities.


  1. My mood creates a physiological response in my body. I am peaceful and positive.


  1. I am in control of my thoughts and my life.


  1. I love myself and who I am.


  1. Life is beautiful.


  1. Life is an amazing gift.


  1. I am grateful to be alive.


  1. I am a strong person.


  1. I deserve to be happy.


  1. I deserve to have an amazing life.


  1. I choose to be happy.


  1. I am in control of my emotions.


  1. I love myself.


  1. I am a positive and vibrant person.


  1. I attract beautiful things into my life.


  1. Every situation gives me an opportunity to learn and grow.


  1. Today is a new day.


  1. I feel so much joy for being alive.


  1. The more I focus on what to appreciate in life the happier I feel.


  1. Feelings of love, joy and gratitude come naturally to me.


  1. I am grateful for everything I have in my life.


  1. I am truly blessed


  1. I am in control of my thoughts.


  1. I choose to think positive.


  1. I am at peace in my life.


  1. I let go of my need to control everything and everyone.


  1. I am safe. Everything is ok.


  1. My future is bright filled with happiness and peace.


  1. I am an amazing person.


  1. I have a lot to offer to the world.


  1. I deserve success and happiness.


  1. I choose to focus on my strengths instead of my faults.


  1. Nobody is perfect therefore I’m allowed to make mistakes.


  1. I am full of potential.


  1. I am resilient.
  2. I am the master of my life and I’m no longer a victim to circumstance.


  1. I love myself unconditionally.


  1. I choose not to believe the negative thoughts in my head.


  1. I understand my hurt comes from words spoken by other hurt people.


  1. Asking for help does not make me a weak person. Everyone needs help in life. I am open to receiving it.


  1. I accept my faults and realize they are part of the learning process.


  1. I attract wonderful people into my life.


  1. I deserve to have amazing people around me.


  1. I will seek out positive people who lift me up.


  1. I am surrounded by people who love me and want to be around me.


  1. I will open my heart and allow others into my life.


  1. Having good people in my life is important for my well-being.


  1. I forgive myself for any mistakes.


  1. I forgive others for hurting me.


  1. I release all past hurts and cleanse my wounds with forgiveness.


  1. My past no longer defines who I am. I define myself.


  1. I forgive everyone who has hurt me.


  1. Holding grudges will only hinder my growth.


  1. I deserve relief from my past sorrows.


  1. I trust life.


  1. Everything is happening as it should be.


  1. I trust myself to make the right decisions in life.


  1. I trust the process of life and don’t resist change.


  1. I will learn to trust that people are not out to hurt me.


  1. I am in charge of how I feel and today I am feeling happiness.


  1. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Dennis P. Kimbro


  1. Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out.


  1. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ― Mahatma Gandhi


  1. Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know that things will get better.


  1. Free yourself from your past mistakes, by forgiving yourself for what you have done or went through. Every day is another chance to start over.


  1. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers


  1. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.


  1. I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. – Joel Osteen


  1. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. ― Roy T. Bennett


  1. What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think. – Dr. Patrick Gentempo


  1. Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it. – Bear Grylls


  1. At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart, or you can focus on what’s keeping you together.


  1. There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. ― Paulo Coelho


  1. Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. – C. JoyBell C.


  1. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. – Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. – Ralph Harslon


  1. No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, and become a better version of yourself. ― Madonna


  1. People lose their enthusiasm and disengage for a variety of reasons. It can be due to boredom, disinterest, rejection, apathy, overwhelm, or exhaustion. Once a person begins to disengage, the tendency can bleed over into other areas of their life and disconnect them from what would actually bring them joy. ― Susan C. Young


  1. There comes a time for healing, no matter how broken you are right now, no matter how heavy your heart is right now. There comes a time when you will go outside and let the sun shine on your face and let the wind touch your hair and you will not be tired by just simply being awake. There comes a time when you will be happy to be alive again and that day you will appreciate your own being because now you know the other side. Now you know the opposite. Now you know what it’s like to not be sure if you really are, who you really are, if you simply are, anymore. And that day will be the beginning of everything. ― Charlotte Eriksson


  1. I am worthy.


  1. I am courageous.


  1. I am beautiful inside and out.


  1. I am brave.


  1. I am a survivor.


  1. I am focused.


  1. I am determined.


  1. I am full of life.


  1. I am a positive person.


  1. I trust myself.


  1. I love myself.


  1. I am vibrant.


  1. I am loving.


  1. I am generous.


  1. I am humble.
  2. I am grateful.


  1. I am confident.


  1. I am an innovator.


  1. I am independent.


  1. I am with energy every single day.


  1. I believe in myself.


  1. I am beautiful.


  1. I am abundant.


  1. I am self-love.


  1. I am healthy.


  1. I am love.


  1. I am receiving every good thing.


  1. I create the life I want for myself.


  1. The universe is as it should be.


  1. I always believe in myself.


  1. I thrive and always the best version of myself.


  1. I am peaceful cam and secure.


  1. I always look for the good in myself and others.


  1. I have abundant energy, vitality and well-being.


  1. I live with passion and compassion.


  1. I have faith in everything I do.


  1. I am grateful for all the beautiful moments in life.


  1. I accept myself for who I am.


  1. I have high self-esteem.


  1. I deserve the best, and I accept it now. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. – Louise Hay


  1. I am strong mind, body, soul.


  1. I am safe right now.


  1. I feel safe.


  1. I love myself for who I am.


  1. I am worthy of love.


  1. I attract the right people and the best circumstances for my highest good.


  1. The universe is for me.


  1. I am proud of the person I am.


  1. I honor, accept, and embrace everything about myself.


  1. Depression is strong, but I am stronger.


  1. I will not buy into depression’s lies.


  1. I have the strength and resources I need to get through this.


  1. I am so much stronger than I think.


  1. One day at a time, depression’s lies become quieter.


  1. In one year, this won’t matter as much as I think it does now.


  1. My negative past is the fuel that will catapult me to my positive future.


  1. I choose my thoughts.


  1. No one controls my emotions but me.


  1. I have more control over my thoughts today than I did yesterday.


  1. I am stronger than I feel. I am wiser than I think. I am more valuable than I know.


  1. I am part of everything and everything is part of me.


  1. This darkness isn’t who I am. These feelings aren’t who I am. I am the timeless truth underneath everything.


  1. I have depression, and I’m stronger than you’d think. There’s a marathon in my head and a storm in my heart and an emptiness in my soul, and I’m still here. I am still here.


  1. The universe wants to experience itself through me.


  1. The way things are right now they won’t always be this way.


  1. I am a survivor.


  1. Thoughts are passing clouds, and I am the sky. Feelings are falling leaves, and I am the earth.


  1. I am dark and light, earth and sky. I am summer and winter, day and night. Blooming or not, I am the garden in all its stages. I am every phase of the moon, every turning of the tide, every dusk and its dawn. There’s more to me than what I see. There is every season inside of me, and I have every reason in the world to be alive.


  1. I am allowed to take up space.


  1. I belong right here.


  1. Earth beneath me. Sky above me. Water within me. Air around me. I am okay.


  1. I’m not an island. I’m connected even when it feels like I’m on my own. My soul is woven into a network of dark and light, give and take, high and low. I’m made of the same stuff that makes the stars in the sky, that makes the maple tree grow, that makes the wind blow. I’m a walking miracle. I’m a breathing miracle.


  1. I am calm and relaxed. 


  1. I value the wonderful person that I am. 


  1. I am happy and healthy. 


  1. It is easy for me to feel relaxed and at ease. 


  1. I let go of all things that I lack control over. 


  1. I get great grades in school.


  1. I make friends at school easily.


  1. I get along great with my parents.


  1. I believe in myself, and trust my own wisdom.


  1. I am a successful person.


  1. I am confident and capable at what I do.


  1. My life is taking place right here, right now.


  1. I’m gifted with and surrounded by amazing friends and family.


  1. I opt to rise above negative feelings and ditch negative thoughts.


  1. I am resilient, strong, and brave, and I can’t be destroyed.


  1. Nobody but me decides how I feel.


  1. When I lie down to sleep, everything is as it should be, and I rest content.


  1. I am in charge of my thoughts, and I don’t judge myself.


  1. I accept and love myself, thoroughly and completely.


  1. I am responsible for looking after me.


  1. By being myself, I bring happiness to other people.


  1. My goals and desires are as worthwhile as everybody else’s.


  1. Through courage and hard work, I can achieve anything that I set my mind to.


  1. I’m fine with who I am, and I love who I am becoming.


  1. Through my contributions, I make positive changes to the world.


  1. My body is amazing just the way it is, and I accept myself this way.


  1. I choose only to surround myself with supportive and good people.


  1. Whenever I fall down, I get back up again.


  1. I am a quick, capable learner.


  1. I believe in myself as a person and I believe in all my capabilities.


  1. I am unique and beautiful.


  1. Others respect me for following my own beliefs.


  1. If a few people don’t accept me, I’m fine with that.


  1. I forgive others for sometimes doing the wrong thing, and I forgive myself when I do the same.


  1. I am kind and good to the person I see in the mirror.


  1. I deserve to see myself as amazing.


  1. Whatever difficulties come my way, I have the power to overcome them.


  1. I was born strong, and I grow stronger every day.


  1. Today, I am going to trust myself and my instincts.


  1. I am good enough, and I am fine with just being me.


  1. I treat others with respect, and they treat me the same.


  1. I choose to rise above the hurtful things that might come my way.


  1. I am working every day on the best me that I can be.


  1. I am loved.


  1. I am creative.


  1. I am kind.


  1. I am brave.


  1. I am a responsible person.


  1. I will always do my best.


  1. I am unique.


  1. When I set out to do something, I am capable of doing it.


  1. I’ll always help others.


  1. I’m going to learn lots today because I am capable.


  1. I am important and a valuable person.


  1. When I get a bad grade, I am motivated to do better.


  1. I am determined and I aim for the stars.


  1. I set high standards for my academic achievement. By putting in time and effort, I can accomplish what I set out to achieve.


  1. I appreciate my school, teachers, and classmates because they all play a role in helping me grow to be a better person.


  1. Even on days when I don’t make much progress, I am constantly learning. On other days, I make amazing progress toward my goals.


  1. I am liberating myself from fear, judgment, and doubt.


  1. I choose only to think good thoughts.


  1. My anxiety does not control my life. I do.


  1. I breathe, I am collected, and I am calm.


  1. I am safe, and everything is good in my world.


  1. Inside me, I feel calm, and nobody can disturb this peacefulness.


  1. I recognize that my negative thoughts are irrational, and I am now going to stop these fears.


  1. This is just one moment in time.


  1. I’m not going to be scared by a feeling.


  1. I am not afraid to keep going, and I believe in myself.


  1. I have come this far, and I am proud of myself.


  1. This is just one moment in my life, and it does not define who I am.


  1. This is one isolated moment, not my entire life. Things will get better.


  1. These are just thoughts. Only I determine the way I choose to feel.


  1. I release negative feelings and thoughts about myself.


  1. I always see the best in others.


  1. I believe in who I am.


  1. I am on a journey, ever growing and developing.


  1. I am consistent in the things that I say and do.


  1. My baby is secure, loved, and safe.


  1. My baby is going to be healthy and at the best time for us.


  1. I trust my instincts and my body to tell me what I need when I am giving birth.


  1. Strong, healthy, good contractions will guide my baby into this world.


  1. I am relaxed, and my baby is going to be born easily.


  1. I do not need to rely on others’ judgment for acceptance.


  1. I do my very best, and that’s great.


  1. I am resilient and can handle problems with expertise.


  1. I am beautiful and everybody loves me.


  1. Life brings me only good experiences. I am open to new and wonderful changes.


  1. I feel glorious, dynamic energy. I am active and alive.
  2. Every experience I have is perfect for my growth.


  1. Today I create a wonderful day and a wonderful new future.


  1. Abundance flows freely through me.


  1. My self-esteem is high because I honor who I am.


  1. Each day, I am growing stronger.


  1. Today, I am going to tackle everything bravely and with confidence.


  1. I am in charge of how I live each day.


  1. I think positive thoughts about myself and others.


  1. I protect myself against any hurt that comes my way.


  1. I like the person I see in the mirror.


  1. Take positive care of your mind, and it would surely take positive care of your life. – Edmond Mbiaka


  1. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. – Muhammad Ali


  1. You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise Hay


  1. If you want to change the way you feel about yourself, first you have to change the way you think about yourself. – Gavin Bird


  1. We are each responsible for all of our experiences. – Louise Hay


  1. I can create a safe space for myself where ever I am.


  1. I am strong.


  1. I love myself unconditionally.


  1. The universe only wants the best for me and that is where this path will ultimately lead. 


  1. I give myself permission to do what is right for me. 


  1. Challenges in my life help me develop strengths.


  1. I can choose my thoughts.  


  1. I can help others. 


  1. I can choose to be happy. 


  1. I am a positive person.


  1. I can choose to be positive. 


  1. Feelings of happiness come naturally to me. 


  1. I give myself permission to grow, learn and change if I want to. 


  1. I can allow myself to wholly be myself without judgment. 


  1. I accept my emotions and don’t need to fight them.


  1. I am here because I’m meant to be here.


  1. I’m good at helping other people and animals.


  1. I am on the right path because whatever path I’m on is the right one.


  1. I’m worthy of life simply by existing. 


  1. I have a lot to offer this world. 


  1. I accept myself. 


  1. The depression does not define me. 


  1. I am positive.


  1. I belong in this world.


  1. People care about me. 


  1. I deserve to be happy.


  1. I deserve to be loved.


  1. I do not need to be perfect, I am enough. 


  1. I am the master of my life.


  1. I am allowed to make mistakes and I forgive myself for any I have made and will make. 


  1. I trust myself to make the right decisions. 


  1. I am enough.


  1. I’m worthy of taking up space simply by existing. 


  1. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles P. Kimbro


  1. Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale


  1. I am enough.


  1. I choose what I become.


  1. I am at peace with my life.


  1. I am letting go of negativity.


  1. I deserve to feel loved and happy.


  1. I am making progress every day.


  1. I am capable of amazing things.


  1. I’ve made it through before and I’ll make it through again.


  1. I have the power to change my story.


  1. I choose hope over fear.


  1. I am free of worry and at peace with who I am.


  1. My intelligence and wisdom grow every day.


  1. I am on the best path for me.


  1. My mind, body, and soul are fit and strong.


  1. I feel gratitude for this beautiful life.


  1. I believe in my potential.


  1. Good things are coming my way.


  1. I am in charge of how I feel.


  1. I matter and what I have to offer this world also matters.

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