Hope is a funny thing, it seems to come and go with the slightest change in thinking. In times like this, and really all the time, hope may be hard to find for many people. One way to assure you embrace hope as much as possible is by using positive affirmations.
An affirmation is a positive statement that you repeat to yourself regularly. According to Psychology Today, “Generally speaking, affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it. They are also used to help us create the reality we want-often in terms of making (or attracting) wealth, love, beauty, and happiness.”
Psychology Today further states, “Affirmations are simply statements that are designed to create self-change in the individual using them. They can serve as inspiration, as well as simple reminders. They also can serve to focus attention on goals throughout the day, which, in and of itself, has the potential to promote positive and sustained self-change.”
Today, all of us can use hope in a time where a pandemic has caused so much turmoil, fear and uncertainty and has literally left us living in a changing world.
“Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.” – Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love
Let’s reviews 41 positive affirmations for building a hope mindset.
How to use these Hope Affirmations?
Repeat these affirmations to yourself at least once a day for a week. Create your own affirmations so that they tailor to your needs.
1| My inner-strength and courage give me hope.
Believeing in yourself and your ability to cope with anything gives you the hope you need to endure the toughest of times.
2| I have so much to be grateful for today.
This is one that I love. Gratitude is hope. When you feel those sad or negative thoughts entering your brain come back to this one. Something that makes it even stronger is to read a list of 5 things you are grateful for. This way you never forget to be grateful for what you have.
3| I have endless compassion for others and use this compassion daily.
This one is especially needed at this time in history. Being pessimistic is very easy to do when you are so stressed out. Reminding yourself of the compassion that you have towards other living beings and being reminded to use it can brighten not just your day, but others as well.
4| I have all the tools I need within myself to be healthy, happy and at peace.
No matter what you are trying to achieve at this moment in time, reminding yourself and universe that you have within you the power to create your own reality and to be happy, healthy and at peace is always good. Everything you could possibly need is within you, you just have to bring it out.
5| Hope is my eternal companion. In times of fear, turmoil, crisis, darkness, and pain it never lets me down.
Hope is healing outlook. Remember that this will pass.
6| Today I felt ok. Today I smiled. Today I knew that all will be ok. Today I wrapped myself in hope.
Whatever it means for you, it is powerful to remember you are indestructible.
7| Hope is knowing how far I have come.
Remembering your past struggles is a must because it gives you hope that you can and will overcome anything.
8| I will always show those I love how deep my love goes through how I act and what I say.
Simply remembering that you have those around you that you love and that love you helps. Hope is love and love is hope.
9| I adapt and accept change.
Change is a hard thing for many people but it is inevitable. Everyone has to be able to adapt to change but not everyone easily accepts it. Accepting change helps the process go easier and helps you to adapt better. So, remember to adapt and accept the change in your life.
10| When things are darkest, I will reach deep within and know that it will get better, I will come out the other side and I will be grateful for all that I learned through this process.
Turning adversity into a positive hope at its finest. When you can find the good in the bad, the silver lining in the clouds you reinforce optimism, which is hope.
COVID SPECIFIC HOPE AFFIRMATIONS
11| The sun has not been cancelled.
12| Music has not been cancelled.
13| Human connections have not been cancelled.
14| In love I find hope. In love I find healing. Love will never be closed, shut down or cancelled.
15| I find hope in self-care, good news, and joyful moments.
16| Humanity is synonymous with endurance. Humanity is synonymous with resilience. Humanity is synonymous with hope.
17| Hope is not cancelled. Hope is not shut down. Hope is wide open for all to enter and no mask is required.
Other Hope Affirmations
18| In an uncertain world, the only thing is certain is hope.
19| On the other side of the storm is a beautiful rainbow.
20| There is a little button in my mind called hope. When I press it, it’s like the undo button on a computer keyboard wiping out all negativity, anxiety, despair, bleakness, and pessimism from my mind.
21| Difficult times make me stronger. Adversity builds my resilience. It is for these gifts that I am eternal grateful.
22| No matter how bad things get, there is always someone who is willing to reach a hand out and that is hope at its finest.
23| Today, I believe that all will be well again.
24| H.O.P.E stands for Hang On Pain Ends.
25| The human spirit knows no bounds, even in the hardest of times people are helping, supporting, and overcoming the greatest of hardships.
26| This too shall end
27| This could be much worse, I am grateful that it’s not
28| I have faith that all will be well
29| Hope is all the times I rose after falling
30| This will never break me
31| Hope lives through the people who are willing to reach out, help and be there for those in need
32| I am never alone
33| The problems I face with strength and resolve today, are the hope that will sustain me in the future
34| Everything happens for a reason, I may not know what that reason is yet, but knowing there is a reason gives me hope
35| Compassion for myself and others keeps me sane, focused and thriving.
36| I will not drown in the chaos, bad news and despair, I will rise up on the wings of hope, courage, and love.
37| Helplessness is hopelessness, I am not helpless, I am hopeful. When I tap into my own personal power, I can accomplish anything.
38| The more difficult the struggles I face, the more glorious the triumph
39| Kindness is plentiful in the world, and that is a shining ray of hope
40| Hope is that beacon that lights the way as I walk down this dark path
41| This will not always be my reality
42| I have hope… that infinite optimism that everything will be ok
43| I find hope in my child’s smile
44| I hope for a better tomorrow
45| My optimism heals my anxiety and hope keeps me sane.