Positive Affirmations For When You Feel Down

Hey Guys! Hope you’re all doing well! Lately, I’ve been experiencing a lower then desired mental health. No where near what I use to be a year ago, but the tightness in my chest is definitely noticeable. There could be a bunch of reasons for this that I won’t bore you with, but today I wanted to offer you guys a coping mechanism that I have been trying to practice more. One of the most common feelings when suffering from poor mental health is, poor self esteem. We tend, or at least I tend to start having a hard time thinking positive thoughts about myself when my depression is setting back in.

Kind Self-Talk

A common and very good way to combat this is to practice positive affirmations. Trust me, I know it’s easier said then done. When you have poor self esteem looking yourself in the mirror and saying good things about yourself is pretty terrifying. Today, I want to tell you my favorite phrases of positive affirmation. Most of these are pretty basic, but that makes them beginner friendly because like I said it can be a pretty daunting task to say these things to yourself when you don’t believe them. So without further ado, let’s whisper sweet nothings to ourselves.

Positive Affirmations

25 Positive Affirmations

1. I am strong.

2. I am capable.

3. I am worthy of love from myself and others.

4. I am smart and deserve to be heard.

5. I am beautiful.

6. I have survived these feelings before, I can survive them again.

7. I have a purpose on this earth.

8. I am powerful, a force to be reckoned with.

9. I will be successful.

10. I am exactly where I’m suppose to be.

11. I am going at my own pace.

12. I am perfect in God’s eyes.

13. I am kind.

14. I am ready for whatever life throws at me.

15. I am important.

16. There is no one else just like me, which makes me special.

17. I will make my dreams come true because I deserve my dream life.

18. I am not my mental illness.

19. I am not my insecurities.

20. I am worthy, by my own definition.

21. I choose to put myself first.

22. I can handle more than I give myself credit for.

23. I was not put on this earth just to please others.

24. I am enough.

25. I believe in myself.

Positive Affirmations Challenge

I Have a Challenge For You

Phew, that was therapeutic for me to write out. So I’m hoping you guys also found it helpful. I thought it might be fun to also turn this into a little challenge, that way we all can get involved in being kinder to ourselves. My challenge for you all, is to take one of these phrases and say it to yourself every morning for a week. It can be one of these or it can be one that you make up yourself.

Whichever you choose, say it to yourself everyday for a week and see if repeating it daily makes you start to actually believe it. Let me know down in the comments which phrase you choose if you do decide to participate in this challenge. I look forward to hearing what you picked, I absolutely love being able to connect with you all. Thanks for stopping by, until next time…

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x

Simply Michelle

Hi! I’m Mich. I’m a 26 year old young woman trying to navigate adulthood and all the challenges it brings. On Simply Michelle you will find genuine posts about a wide range of topics from mental health & faith to makeup & baking. This is my safe place to be vulnerable and hopefully you'll feel that you can do the same. I hope you stick around!

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  1. this is such a cute post, thank you for sharing this with us x

    1. thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed xx

  2. Absolutely love this! I always need help with being more positive and confident so I definitely needed to read this. I don’t know which quote I’m going to choose yet as there’s some really good ones but I’m going to try your challenge!

    Jess //

    1. thanks so much jess! I hope whatever phrase you chose helped you feel more confident in yourself because you’re an absolute boss babe! xx

  3. Lovely post, Michelle. It’s always important to lift ourselves up and not wait for others to do it for us. I say some affirmations every morning and definitely feel like certain elements of my life have improved since <3


    1. thanks so much jenny! it’s amazing how something so small can make such a big impact! xx

  4. I really love these positive affirmations Mich, thanks so much for sharing! My favourites are: “I have survived these feelings before, I can survive them again.” and “I am exactly where I’m suppose to be.”. They are all really comforting and reassuring. I hope you feel better soon lovely and I’m glad you found writing the post therapeutic – blogging has so many awesome benefits 🙂 I am going to make the effort to try your challenge too, thanks for the inspiration! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. thanks for the lovely comment bexa, I always smile so big when I get comments from you. I’m so glad that enjoyed this post. I hope whatever phrase you chose has helped you start the day in a more positive way xx

  5. Think I needed to hear this at the moment! I will definitely be saving this for a later date too. Thank you!

    Paige x

    1. So glad you found this helpful xx

  6. Ashley Firth says:

    Such a beautiful post! These positive affirmations are great! I’m going to print these out and stick them in the front of my diary. These will be great to read at the beginning of the day! Thank you for sharing xxx


    1. oh that’s such a lovely idea! I should print them out as well, thanks for that idea! xx

  7. This is lovely! Such a small mindset change can change your whole daily outlook.

    1. oh man I couldn’t agree more with this! thanks so much for reading xx

  8. I’ve never really done affirmations before but reading through this post it sounds like something that I should really start doing to make me more positive especially on my down days! Great post x

    1. thank you! i hope they help you out if you do decide to give them a try xx

  9. There are some days that are better than others, and whenever I feel down, I always repeat positive affirmations to myself- it lifts my mood right after a few minutes. I’ve said a few of these phrases a few times, and this challenge sounds like a great idea! I’m going to choose – “I am going at my own pace” to say every morning!


    1. great one to pick sahara! I hope it has helped you because going at your own pace is very much okay xx

  10. Madi Dearson says:

    This is such a wonderful and honest post I love it. My personal challenge has always been believing in myself and in my capabilities, so I chose this affirmation out of your list
    I will make my dreams come true because I deserve my dream life.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    1. i LOVE that one, it’s probably my favorite because I personally really struggle with believing in myself as well xx

  11. I’m the same. I know when my depression is coming back because I start feeling really bad about myself. I will practise some of these positive affirmations next time. Thanks for sharing.


    1. thank you nicola! I hope these help you feel better then next time depression starts to creep in ( hoping that’s no time soon though) xx

  12. This is such a lovely post I really needed to read this. These things are easily forgotten and mental health is so important. I hope you feel better for writing this also ✨

    1. thank you so much! i’m really glad it resonated with you xx

  13. Laura says:

    I can relate to your post. I suffer from low self esteem and always struggle to accept a compliment. I will tell myself I am kind every day x

    1. that’s such a good one to pick, hope you felt benefits from it xx

  14. So good! It’s amazing what a difference it can make how we talk to ourselves. So many good reminders here, thanks for sharing!

    -Andrea |

    1. thanks for reading! glad you enjoyed x

  15. So important to remember that we are not our mental illnesses x

    1. couldn’t agree more xx

  16. This is a good post! Very uplifting and motivating. I am gonna say few of the sentences to myself on a daily basis. I really appreciate this post!

    1. thank you! i hope you see the benefits of it (:

  17. Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling so great right now but I’m glad the affirmations are helping! There’s some great ones on that list and I really like that a of them can apply to all sorts of different situations depending on what’s got you down. I’m not the best at praising myself so I’d probably find this quite tough too. I hope you’re feeling better soon! x


    1. thanks so much sophie, it can be really awkward having to say nice things to yourself but somewhere along the way it’s helpful x

  18. This is a beautifully written post! Thank you so much for sharing this! I am a big fan of reading through positive messages on Pinterest! So this post is definitely up my street! I hope someone somewhere reads your post and it makes them smile 😊

    Ashleigh x

    1. that’s so kind of you to say, thank you ❤️

  19. Hi, Very Good Article. I really appreciate it. Well researched article. Now you got one regular visitor to your website for new topics. Keep up the Good Work Thanks for always sharing. Nicole Graham

    1. wow, thank you so much. means more then you know, hope you find something helpful with each post. sending lots of love x

  20. This was such a lovely post to read! I have horrible moments of panic and anxiousness and most of the time they seem to appear out of nowhere. They seize me in my spot and make if difficult to think of much else. I love the idea of reminding yourself over and over of those quotes and I think I’m going to get a notepad and write them all down right now! Thank you!

    Shannon |

    1. i’m so glad you found it helpful, please remember you aren’t alone in your feelings of panic and anxiousness. i think a good one for you would be to repeat that you’ve overcome those feelings of panic before so you can do it again. sending lots of love xx

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