Anna Shvets

Affirmations For When Each Zodiac Is Going Through A Tough Time

Affirmations are words of support, meant to encourage and motivate you during difficult times. When you’re feeling stressed, sad, overwhelmed, or frustrated, repeat these phrases to yourself. Or write them down in a journal if it feels too weird to say them out loud. It may seem like a meaningless practice, but words have more power than we realize–the way we talk to ourselves directly impacts our mental health.

As I repeat an affirmation to myself, I like to picture that I’m talking to the person I was a decade ago. Often that feels easier than showing grace and forgiveness to the person I am in the present. I know in my heart that little me, younger me, deserved kindness and to be treated with respect. So, my words are for her. 

I hope these words are a comfort to every version of yourself.


My imposter syndrome is lying to me. I deserve the success that I have achieved. I am worthy of praise from my peers, superiors, and loved ones. I have worked hard in order to attain my goals.


I do not have to settle for less than I want. I am allowed to set high standards in my life and that does not make me greedy or difficult. I can ask for greatness. I can give myself opulent things.


I have permission to cut ties with people that no longer serve me. I am not a bad person because I have let go of pain. I can move on without forgetting the good parts. I deserve to be surrounded by love.


It is not selfish to prioritize my mental health. I deserve to feel good in my heart and mind. Sometimes I have to help myself before I can be a friend to someone else. I am not self-centered because I know myself well.


I am not a burden to the people that love me. I am worthy of compassion and kindness despite my flaws. I do not have to be perfect. I do not have to make myself palatable in order to be close to others.


I am not responsible for the actions of other people. It is not my job to moderate the feelings of everyone in my life. I do not have to fix everybody’s problems. I do not have to know the answer to every question.


I have made the best decisions possible with the information available to me. It was impossible for the person I was back then to know everything that I do now. I am still growing and that is a good thing.


I can open up to people without fear that they will leave me. Vulnerability is not a weakness, it is a muscle to be strengthened. I can find safety in honesty. I do not have to pretend that I’m okay when I’m not.


It is not too late to alter my life. Just because it has always felt like this, that doesn’t mean it always will. If I know what must change, then I can trust myself to address it correctly. I deserve to feel happy at home.


If I have to convince somebody to take me seriously, they are not worth my time or effort. I am worth listening to. I can stand up for what I believe in. I am capable of articulating myself in a meaningful way.


Sometimes worthwhile change takes time to execute. It is okay to do things one step at a time. Perfection is not necessary when I am developing a new skill. Nobody expects me to solve all of the world’s issues.


My emotions are valid, even when others try to convince me that they aren’t. I am allowed to feel what I feel. It is not an inconvenience to my loved ones when I confide in them. I deserve to be heard.