45 Positive Affirmations for Work Stress and Anxiety

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Most of us aren’t strangers to work stress and anxiety, and it’s certainly true that the pressure to perform, meet deadlines and navigate work related challenges and stressors in today’s fast paced and competitive society takes a toll on our mental health and wellbeing.

With so many of our hours being spent working, it’s not ideal to have this negative relationship with work. But what I don’t see spoken about often enough is the many ways in which we normalise and perpetuate this stress.

As a collective we talk about workplace stress like it’s a given – we complain about work and talk about our jobs as if they are a means to an end, rather than something that can actually provide purpose and fulfilment in our lives.

And it makes you wonder, what would your relationship with work be like if you shifted your mindset around it?

Because, while workplace stress may be common it doesn’t have to be the norm! And you’ll likely be happy to hear that if you want to explore mindset work to alleviate stress and cultivate a more positive work experience, positive affirmations are a great place to start.

In this post I’ll be sharing 45 positive affirmations for work stress and anxiety to help you shift to a more positive and resilient mindset when it comes to work, so that stress and anxiety doesn’t have to be your norm. Let’s get into it.

45 positive affirmations for work stress and anxiety

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The Power of Positive Affirmations for Workplace Stress

While toxic workplace environments do exist, and not all jobs are equally rewarding, I do think there are times when we wrongly place the blame of our work stress and anxiety on work itself when we should be looking inwards.

If you’ve made necessary changes to your workplace environment (like cultivating a better work-home balance, having necessary discussions with your boss, or even changing jobs) and you still feel stress and anxiety around work, perhaps you’ll know what I mean.

No amount of changing the external will solve the internal work that needs to be done, and positive work affirmations can help address that.

While not necessarily a quick fix or a replacement for therapy, when positive affirmations are incorporated into your daily routine they can act as a powerful tool to reprogram your subconscious mind to foster a more positive attitude towards work.

So, by repeating them regularly, you can begin to shift your focus from stress and anxiety to more productive feelings like inner peace and self-belief.

This can help you to navigate through stressful work situations, build stronger relationships with team members, and step out of your comfort zone with more confidence. Affirmations can also provide a sense of comfort and reassurance during challenging times, such as dealing with difficult colleagues or managing heavy workloads.

So, if you have made necessary external adjustments to your work life already, or there’s factors that are simply out of your control, exploring positive affirmations for work stress may be worth taking seriously!

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45 Positive Affirmations for Work Stress and Anxiety

This list of positive affirmations for work stress and anxiety is designed to help you in times of need, as well as gradually change your mindset and outlook surrounding work over time.

Try to practice them daily, ideally before and during work (or any time you feel stressed or anxious about work), and tune into how they make you feel.

  1. I am capable of handling any challenges that come my way.
  2. I am resilient and adaptable to change and challenges.
  3. I trust in my ability to achieve my career goals.
  4. I am a valuable asset to my team.
  5. I approach each task with a positive mindset.
  6. I am worthy of success and respect at work.
  7. I embrace new work and career opportunities with enthusiasm.
  8. I am confident in my ability to overcome obstacles.
  9. I am focused and productive in my work.
  10. I am grateful for the support and help of my team members.
affirmations for work stress - I am worthy of success and respect at work
  1. I am a valued team player.
  2. I release all worries and focus on the present moment.
  3. I am calm and centred, even in stressful situations.
  4. I attract positive energy and experiences into my work life.
  5. I create a productive work environment wherever I go.
  6. I can easily create joy and satisfaction in my job.
  7. I am deserving of job satisfaction and fulfilment.
  8. I trust in my intuition to guide me through challenges.
  9. I am open to learning and growth opportunities.
  10. I am confident in my ability to handle any task efficiently.
workplace affirmations - I am deserving of job satisfaction and fulfilment
  1. I am grateful for the chance to start fresh each day.
  2. I am capable of achieving a healthy work-life balance.
  3. I am proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone.
  4. I am free from imposter syndrome and know my own worth.
  5. I prioritise self-care to maintain my mental health at work.
  6. I am surrounded by supportive and uplifting colleagues.
  7. I release all tension and embrace a deep sense of peace.
  8. I am in control of my stress levels and I manage them effectively.
  9. I trust in my capacity to make a positive impact at work.
  10. I let go of perfectionism and embrace progress over perfection.
affirmations for work stress - I am free from imposter syndrome and know my worth
  1. I am aligned with my career goals and aspirations.
  2. I am a valuable member of my team, contributing my unique skills.
  3. I approach each day with a positive outlook and enthusiasm.
  4. I am confident in my ability to handle any workload.
  5. I am grateful for the opportunity to grow and develop in my career.
  6. I am becoming the best version of myself with each passing day.
  7. I attract opportunities for growth and advancement in my career.
  8. I am worthy of recognition and appreciation for my hard work.
  9. I am capable of achieving my goals.
  10. I am surrounded by abundance and prosperity in my work life.
  11. I radiate confidence and positivity in everything I do.
  12. I am open to receiving help and support when I need it.
  13. I trust in the process when building my career.
  14. I am worthy of success and fulfilment in my career.
  15. I am enough, just as I am.
workplace affirmations - I am aligned with my career goals and aspirations

I hope that these daily affirmations have a positive impact on your work related stress and anxiety.

Consistency is key, so remember to keep embodying the energy of these work affirmations on a regular basis. By cultivating a more positive mindset consistently, your capacity for handling workplace challenges can transform dramatically over time!

I will however leave you with a gentle reminder that if you’re going through something deeply challenging at work, please do seek support from a professional or your HR department. Everybody deserves to feel safe and valued in their workplace.

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Esther is the founder of Through the Phases, a wellbeing and healthy lifestyle blog dedicated to sharing mind/body/soul practices for self-exploration, healing, and fulfilment. She has a degree in Psychology, is yoga teacher trained (200hr), and is currently pursuing a Neuroscience MSc to further study the mind-body connection. Read more about her story here.

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