Positive Affirmations to Ponder By: Jon Taye’ Bonds, LPC, Family Service Center of Galveston County Victim Support Services Therapist
We are bombarded with how we should be dealing, feeling and operating during these uncertain times; when in reality
no one knows what they are doing. It may seem like everyone has it all together. You see people producing content,
starting/ expanding businesses, and just being ‘Superb Quarantiners’. As we are forced to sit with our thoughts and
maybe even with people that are not the best for our mental health, these affirmations can help get us through.
1. I am grieving my old routine and that’s okay.
2. I can use this time to better myself, which may
include frequent naps and rest.
3. This is traumatic and I can make it through this.
4. If I get overwhelmed, I can remember, “Take it
one day at a time.”
5. A lot of things are currently out of control, and I
can still control how I respond.
6. I love my family and I need a little break.
7. Needing Help is not a sign of weakness.
8. Nobody knows what they are doing, I am not
9. My productivity level does not define me during
10. Many people are healing from this virus! If I
contract it, it is likely I will be okay.
11. Even though I do not know when this will end, I
can be hopeful it won’t last forever.
12. It makes sense it is harder to stay on track with
my healthy habits during this time.
13. I matter just as much as the others in my family.
14. I am allowed to be however I need to be in this
15. I am not selfish for protecting my mental and
16. I don’t have to be “available” for others even if I
“don’t have anything better to do.”
17. I am able to be grateful and joyful.
18. I don’t have to continue my normal routine
19. I love my kids and they are getting on my
20. My mental health does not have to decline
during this time.
21. I am still able to remember what my therapist
22. If my mental health is affected, that does not
mean all my hard work is lost.
23. It’s understandable if my energy level is low,
even if I am getting more ‘rest’.
24. It’s okay to put my mental health before other’s
25. I don’t have to like working from home to be
thankful to have a job.
26. My ability to handle what’s going on does not
27. I can make it another minute… And another
28. I cannot like what is happening and still be
grateful for what I have.
29. I am doing the best I can.
30. I can have a relationship with a higher power
and still be fearful.
31. I am going to be okay, even if I do not feel like
If you need support contact
Family Service Center of Galveston County
2200 Market St, Ste 600