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. Let’s review 10 positive affirmations for building a hope mindset.

1 – My inner-strength and courage give me hope.

Believing in yourself and your ability to cope with anything gives you the hop 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 the 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 a 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 is 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.

How To:

Repeat these affirmations to yourself at least once a day for a week. Create your own affirmations so that they tailor to your needs.