Mental Health Affirmations for Athletes
The topic of mental health includes both mental illness and mental wellness. As obvious as this may seem, your mental health has a lot to do with your thoughts. Sometimes it’s not as easy as “think good, feel good,” especially if you’re going through a hard time, however, training your brain with affirmations can begin to transform your overall wellness. Being aware of and deliberate with your thoughts is an important first step to any wellness routine.
A 2009 study by Arizona State University found that, “Affirmations relating to ‘not being crazy’ in relation to anxiety and that the depression will subside in time were deemed most helpful for recovery.” [i]
Here are mental health affirmations specifically for athletes although they’re also good for anyone with an active lifestyle.
Athletic Mental Health Affirmations:
- I am confident in my athletic abilities.
- I play with confidence whether in practice or in a game.
- My mind and body are stronger each day.
- My mind and body are fearless.
- There are no limits to what I can accomplish.
- I excel under pressure.
- My teammates and coaches can count on me.
- It is easy for me to find my zone.
- It is easy to rely on instinct and on my teammates.
- The past is in the past. I play in the present.
- Being compensated for my gifts puts me in a position to share more of my gifts.
- I act without expectations. I do what makes my soul feel good and fulfilled.
- I can learn new skills at any time I choose.
- Every season happens one day at a time. Enjoy the moment.
- It is safe for me to speak my truth.
- Good things are happening.
- I can succeed on any path I choose.
- My body, mind, and soul are in unison.
- I have a prosperous mindset.
- I am limitless.
- I can and I am.
- I am doing my best.
- I trust myself to make the right decisions.
- I let go of the things that no longer serve me.
- The more gratitude I give, the better I feel and the more I receive.
Affirmations for Healing in Hard Times:
- I am healing and becoming the best version of myself.
- It is okay to take the time to heal.
- I give myself permission to go easy on myself.
- I give myself permission to heal.
- There is nothing wrong with me. I am going through a hard time, which is only temporary.
- I surround myself with people who are understanding, caring, and loving. I am open to their support.
- I love myself even with my flaws. No one is perfect. I am a human, not a robot.
- Even when I’m hurting, I know it’ll pass and I’ll be okay.
- It is possible to heal and be happy.
- Every day I heal a little more.
- Everything will be okay again.
- I deserve to be happy.
- I forgive in order to let go of anger.
- It is possible to have more good days than bad days.
- It is safe for me to let go of my past to build a better, happier future.
- I forgive myself and I forgive others.
Want to learn more about how to use affirmations? Message me here and I’ll send you my highly coveted and exclusive Affirmation Secrets Worksheet.[i] Kinnier, R. T., Hofsess, C., Pongratz, R., & Lambert, C. (2009, June). Attributions and affirmations for overcoming anxiety and depression. Retrieved August 14, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19091166