10 Affirmations to Restore Joy in Your Life

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When you are going through a difficult time, it can be hard to remember self-care. One way to restore joy and inspiration in your life is to practice affirmations. Take care of your soul. Talk to yourself in positive ways to guide your subconscious to a more joyful state. Here are 10 positive affirmations to help you through hard times to promote joy and inspiration:

1. “These trials are not permanent; the only thing that is certain is change.”

If you're going through a tough time, this is especially important to remember. The things that are troubling you now won't last forever. Life is ever-changing. Find comfort in change. Ask yourself, is this something so catastrophic that it will affect me in a week, a month or a year?

2. “My strength is in my peacefulness.”

When people think about strength, the first thought is usually to recognise physical strength. Real strength comes from within. With a logical and peaceful heart, you can conquer any battle that comes your way.

3. “I am worthy of the beautiful gifts life has to offer.”

This is so hard to remember when we are having a hard time. It can feel like no matter what you do; life is kicking you down. Eventually, we start to accept this fate and become almost comfortable with it. Just remember, you deserve better than that. You deserve all your dreams to come true.

4. “My faith protects me and will lead me through the darkness.”

Faith in God, the Universe, yourself - wherever your faith lies, you are protected by that faith. You can get through obstacles with your eyes closed. It would help if you believed that things would get better. Even though it can seem like we will never get there, the light is never too far away.

5. “I am able to let go of the bad and amplify the good.”

Every day, there is an opportunity to refuse the bad and accept the good - or give in to negativity. We need to approach negativity with resolve and a smile. Greet negative people and situations with a positive mindset. You can make a difference.

6. “I am capable of making wise decisions, and I recognise it gives me freedom and control.”

You are not the property of your job, your spouse, your parents or society. Therefore, you are not only free but responsible for making good choices. You are in control of what you do, where you go and whom you associate with. Never let anyone bully you into making decisions that do not benefit your life.

7. “I am eternally grateful for my design; there is no one like me.”

Each of us has at least one thing in common - we are all unique! Rejoice in the distinct gifts and abilities with which you have been given. Be happy in your skin. Find joy and purpose within yourself. Be motivated to use these gifts to make positive changes not only in your own life but also in the lives of others.

8. “My heart can forgive the deepest hurts because it is full of love.”

Sometimes, forgiveness is more important for our peace of mind. We need to understand that when people behave poorly, it is a reflection of who they are. Forgive them for they know not what they do. They are probably hurting, too. More importantly, forgive yourself. Fill your whole being with love. Allow it to heal your soul and touch the world around you.

9. “I appreciate the past, but I am ready for the future.”

The past happened. There is nothing to change that. Appreciate the experiences you had and the lessons you learned. However, do not dwell on that which you cannot change. Use those lessons to build a future full of happiness. Focus on your goals and take care of yourself.

10. “I trust my intuition to be my guide.”

Women have great intuition. Trust your gut and listen to your heart. You can sense when something is not right or if someone is dishonest. Use these feelings to guide you in the right direction. Trust your intuition to determine what you want, what you can handle and what you should avoid.

Use these affirmations as tools to change your thinking habits and maintain a more positive outlook. You can choose the ones from this list that speak to you the most or create your own personalised affirmations. The best way is to practice speaking positively every day. You can leave yourself sticky notes in familiar places. Don't expect change to be easy, but stay committed and you will be on your way to being your most joyful self in no time.

Sources: Mayo Clinic, Self-Growth

Bliss WellnessAshley DeNardo