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August 16, 2021

Affirmations to Help with Healing Depression

Read the set of related affirmations in this post aloud. It’s important to your conscious and subconscious mind to hear the affirmations said in your own voice. Choose one or two of the affirmations from the set to start working with. You only need one or two affirmations, used consistently, to make a substantial change in your life.

Affirmations are most effective when said aloud. Studies have proven that it’s impossible to think a negative thought and make a positive statement aloud at the same time. Use this principle to halt negative thoughts in their tracks and turn them around.

Say your chosen affirmation loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and take notice of how you feel as you begin and as you continue your practice. Feeling better? Repeat your chosen affirmation at least twice a day – morning, and night – for at least 30 days, and reinforce your affirmation by writing it in your journal.

Affirmations are powerful, positive sentences that can change your mindset. Don’t focus on challenges and lack, but on healthy self-esteem and unshakeable self-confidence. You can leverage the power of affirmations in your life by beginning an affirmation practice – using one or two favorite affirmations over the course of 30 to 60 days to permanently change your mindset and by extension, your life.

Comment below that you’ve started this process. Add entries in your journal each day as to how you’re feeling. Note the positive changes you’ve made and celebrate them! Send me a note using the contact form and let me know how you’re doing!

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Let me say this first – I am not a mental health professional, and these affirmations, with my directions on how to put them to work in your life, should not be construed as therapy. I have seen the power of Affirmations in my own life to empower me to make positive and lasting changes, and that is the reason why I share them.

The American Psychiatric Association definition of depression:

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

American Psychiatric Association

The negative affect depression has on your feelings, your thinking, and your actions can send you down a path that does you absolutely NO GOOD. Catching yourself as you BEGIN on that path is important because you can halt the progression before it gets too bad.

Lest you think that once you’re on the path, it’s too late…HOLD UP RIGHT THERE. Things can always get BETTER. Taking immediate and consistent action to change the direction of your feelings, your thoughts, and your actions is the way out. An action doesn’t have to be big, huge, or take days or weeks to be life-altering. Starting an affirmation practice can happen for you within the next 15 minutes, and it can take just about that same amount of time each day. The key is to be consistent and to be authentic. When you begin your affirmation practice, you might not FEEL it 100%, but I believe so strongly that we can speak our new, desired reality into existence.

Words have been used to harm for centuries. They’ve also been used to help, empower and heal. Your own voice is SO powerful on your path to self-knowledge and self-empowerment. Take the next 30 days and try this: read through the affirmations in this post, saying each one aloud. Notice which ones cause a reaction in your body and your spirit – write them down. Once you’ve read through all of the affirmations, choose one or two to begin your practice, and then get started.


Affirmations to help with Healing Depression

I am surrounded by compassion, support, and love.

I am loved by my family and friends.

My friendship is important, and my friends value it.

I don’t have to feel guilty about my depression, this isn’t my fault.

I, and my life, have meaning and value.

The life I live is one worth living.

This will pass, I’m going to breathe through it.

I am capable of positivity, I am capable of contentment, and I can feel positive.

This depression will not define me.

I am cherished.

I don’t have to do anything, be anyone, or act a certain way to be loved.

I know I am needed, even though it’s difficult to see my worth right now.

I am so proud of myself for making it through today.

I can overcome this and make a good day.

I am where I should be.

I deserve health, I deserve peace, I deserve love.

I offer myself unconditional love.

I can make a new beginning and I’m in the process of positive change.

I let go of pain, sorrow, and guilt and choose to love myself.

I choose how I feel today. Today I choose love and peace.

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About the Author

Dianne M. Daniels is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-great-aunt, Unitarian-Universalist Minister, Spiritual Director & Companion that empowers intelligent, passionate women to discover and manifest the best of who they are and who they want to be. Dianne's focus is on providing immediately applicable tools, tips, and information that can help you get results. Setting a foundation for lasting change - one day at a time, can happy by using the written word and multi-media input to you absorb wisdom, implement positive change, and develop routines that build your self-esteem, self-confidence, and capacity. Her signature program, The Spiritually Authentic Woman, empowers you to create a new, more joyful life as you let go of living the way OTHERS think you should while discovering your unique, authentic self.

Dianne Daniels

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