Feeling Sad? 30 Hopeful Affirmations to Help You Feel Better

By Dominica


Last Updated: November 25, 2022

When you are struggling with depression, it can seem as though there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

It can seem as though you are alone and there is no hope. The thoughts that go through your mind when you are depressed can seem never-ending and extremely true.

I’ve dealt with a fair share of depression at various stages in my life. While I didn’t always realize what was causing the depression, one thing that helped me was repeating affirmations consistently. It helped me to work with the thoughts going on in my mind.

You see, your mind is in a different state when you are depressed. Negative thoughts contribute to depressed states. To begin to break free of negative thoughts, affirmations can help.

Positive affirmations can be spoken daily to help you in various ways. There are certain positive affirmations you can speak over your life to help with depression.

Certainly, there are times when more help is necessary to break free from depression. If affirmations aren’t helping, you can reach out to a therapist or join a support group. 

Using positive and hopeful affirmations shows the universe that you truly do care about yourself and your well-being. You want to get out of the darkness and back into the light. By telling the universe positive affirmations about yourself and your life, you are attracting positive energies and light back into your life.



30 Hopeful Affirmations to Help You Feel Better

Try speaking these positive affirmations daily and truly believing them.

You can mentally say them, but it’s even better if you speak them out loud. You may even want to print them out and put them in a space that you see often.

  1.  I am loved.
  2.  I am so worthy.
  3.  What I desire matters.
  4.  I am appreciated.
  5.  I am a warrior. 
  6.  Negative feelings will not last forever.
  7.  I am experiencing the kind of life I desire.
  8.  I am strong.
  9.  I am valued.
  10.   I love and approve of myself where I am right now.
  11.   I may not understand this situation, but I trust it is happening for a reason.
  12.   I focus on hope and optimism.
  13.   I refuse to give up.
  14.   I let go of worries that drain my energy.
  15.   I trust that this will be a good day.
  16.   Everything is going so well in my life.
  17.   I am happy in my own skin.
  18.   I am a gift.
  19.   I am worth something.
  20.   I am more than good enough.
  21.   I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  22.   I am so much more than my thoughts and emotions.
  23.   Everything will work out.
  24.   I am a beautiful person.
  25.   I choose life, love, and happiness.
  26.   I take time every day to invest in my mental health in positive ways.
  27.   I hang around people who like me for who I am – all of me!
  28.   I have divine favor wherever I go.
  29.   I am feeling better and better every day.
  30.   I am getting to know myself on a whole new level, and it feels amazing.

Speaking these positive and hopeful affirmations daily will show the universe that you are ready to accept positive energies into your life. Periods of sadness and depression may come in life, but you can be proactive in getting through them.

At the same time, perhaps a level of acceptance of your current state may be helpful. Sometimes resisting emotions can make them stronger. So, love and accept yourself where you are, on the way to where you’re going.



Reach Out for Help

Again, if you find you cannot get yourself out of the depressed state, seeing a professional counselor is a wonderful option, along with utilizing these hopeful affirmations daily. Try to focus on the good in life and see where it takes you. There are always people and resources willing to help you along the journey.

May these positive affirmations help you realize that you are more than you feel you are right now.  You are not your feelings, but an amazing, kind soul doing their best.

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3 comments on “Feeling Sad? 30 Hopeful Affirmations to Help You Feel Better”

    1. Great to hear Mae! The best we can do is try to be a little bit better than we were the day before. It can be so hard to drown out the negativity, but that's why they call mindfulness a practice - you have to keep working at it. We are here to support you and each other, and we're so happy to have you in the community!

  1. These daily motivations been so really helpful for me, I'm dealing with a lot of depression and help me to still focus in a positive way, Thank you for everything!!

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