20 Positive Affirmations for When You Need a Reality Check

20 Positive Affirmations for When You Need a Reality Check

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Your mindset sets the tone for your day, so shifting your thought process is sometimes essential. When you are overwhelmed with negative thoughts, you need a reality check to get things back together again. Positive affirmations can help with that, and they guide you back to positivity.

The sooner you can get your thoughts in check, the better off you will be throughout the day. Using these affirmations each morning can help you start the day with the best possible mindset. Your life will begin to flow more smoothly, and you won’t doubt yourself quite as much, either.

Positive affirmations are the perfect way to reset your reality. If you can’t stand in front of a mirror and say them out loud, that is okay. You can also write them down or listen to them on your headphones.

Twenty Positive Affirmations to Recite When You Need a Reality Check

As long as you open your heart and embrace the words, your mindset will shift for the better. These positive words of encouragement will help you believe in yourself and the world around you. Anytime you start to experience negative thoughts, come back to these affirmations for a reality check.

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1. I am in control of what happens in my life.

When things don’t go as planned, it can be easy to blame others and deny your role in the problem. By using this affirmation, you will give yourself a much-needed reality check. You are the only person that can control what happens, so make sure you’re taking responsibility.

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When you acknowledge that you are in control, you can make the necessary changes to help you along. It will give you the mindset and motivation to keep moving forward and try again.

2. My possibilities are limitless as long as I allow them to be.

You set all limits in your life, so you must convince yourself that your possibilities are limitless. Open yourself up to new opportunities and chances for growth. With this new mindset, you will find that anything is possible.

3. I deserve to be happy, and I am the only one that can make it happen.

Happiness is something you should always strive for so, if you feel like you don’t deserve it, you need a reality check. Use this affirmation to remind yourself that you are worthy of happiness and that you are the only one that can require it in your life. Focus on making yourself happy first, and then make sure that no one in your life disrupts it.

4. I am open to all opportunities that life has to offer.

Being open to new opportunities is essential for growth in life. You can’t allow yourself to become complacent, so sometimes it’s necessary to remind yourself. Keep trying and stay on the lookout for new opportunities and experiences.

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5. I further my life with every step that I take.

You might not always see your progress right away, but that doesn’t mean you should doubt it. Use this positive affirmation each day to remind yourself that you are going further each time you take another step. This reminder can make all the difference in shifting your mindset.

6. I am thankful to be alive today.

When everything seems to be going wrong, give yourself a reality check with this positive affirmation. There is always something to be thankful for, and being alive is one you can think of every day when you wake up. Being grateful for the little things that you often take for granted will open your eyes to the good things around you.

7. I control my behavior and the way that I react to others.

You can’t blame other people for the way that you act and behave. Since you control those things, make sure you think your thoughts through before acting on them. When you feel impulsive, remember this affirmation and repeat it until you feel a little calmer.

8. I have so much to be thankful for in my life.

When you can’t seem to think positively, use this affirmation. Repeat it as you think about all the good things and people that you have in your life. Using this positive phrase each day will help you start a habit of gratitude for the little things.

9. I deserve acceptance and respect, and I am removing those that don’t see it.

There might come a time in your life when you feel disrespected by someone close to you. If this happens to you, then you need a reminder that you deserve acceptance and respect all of the time. Using this affirmation can help you eliminate the toxic people around you.

10. I see the beauty in the world all around me.

If you notice beauty in the world, you can shift your mindset quickly. When your thoughts seem to be overly negative, use this affirmation to remind yourself to look around. Recognizing the good things around you can be the reality check that you need.

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11. I see that good things are happening in my life.

Something good is always happening, but you must look for it. If you are always looking for bad things, you will notice more negativity in your life. Use this affirmation as a reminder to look for the good instead, and you will experience more positivity.

12. I am focused and working on being productive.

If you ever lose focus of the essential things in life, this affirmation can serve as your reset. Repeat this affirmation to get your mind in the right place so that you can work forward productively.

13. I am on the right path, and things will turn out okay.

Reassure yourself that you are moving in the right direction no matter how it seems in the moment. Even when things don’t go perfectly, it will all turn out okay. Don’t get discouraged or give up thinking things won’t work out because things will be fine.

14. I let go of all things that interfere with my happiness.

Letting go of the things that interfere with your happiness is essential, even if it is hard to hear. Anyone or anything in your life that disrupts your mental well-being doesn’t serve you. Let go of all of those things so that you can achieve the best possible mindset.

15. I am worthy of achieving all of my dreams.

You might doubt your self-worth sometimes and, in those instances, shifting your mindset is essential. Your dreams are within reach, and you are worthy of achieving all of them. Don’t let your doubts interfere with your progress.

16. I have everything I need to make my dreams come true.

Everything you need is right inside of you already. You can make your dreams a reality by reflecting on your strengths and using them wisely. Since you have everything that you need already, there is no excuse not to get started right away.

17. I am valuable and worthy of love.

Never let another person cause you to question your value and sense of self-worth. You deserve love, and you shouldn’t put up with anything less. Focus on self-love as you wait for someone that can love you correctly.

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18. I am perfect and complete just the way I am.

Anytime you find yourself experiencing negative self-thoughts, repeat this affirmation. You are perfect, and you don’t need anyone else to complete you.

Whether someone else made you feel like you need to change or if you convinced yourself, it isn’t true. Use this affirmation to remember that you are perfect just the way you are.

19. I deserve good things just as much as everyone else.

You deserve to live a good life and experience positive things. Don’t look around at other people’s lives and think you aren’t as deserving as they are.

If you focus your thoughts on good things, then the good things will come to you. This concept is accurate for everyone, so never feel like you are less deserving than others.

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20. I am more than enough.

You are enough, even if someone else doesn’t see your worth. As long as you recognize that you are good enough, everything else will fall into place.

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Twenty Positive Affirmations to Recite When You Need a Reality Check

Life has a way of knocking you down sometimes, and other times your mindset interferes with your progress. Either way, positive affirmations can help when you need a reality check to get your mind back on the right path. These phrases will help reprogram your mind to focus on positivity rather than negativity.

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Positive affirmations can help you create the life that you want and need. You are in control of your actions, thoughts, and behaviors, and you control your future. Manifest the things that you desire and need so that your life continues heading in the right direction.

Anytime you experience negative self-thoughts or begin doubting yourself, use these affirmations. With a reality check, you can refocus on the essential things in life as you continue moving forward.

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Sarah Barkley is a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Baker College. She is experienced in all things related to parenting, marriage, and life as a millennial parent, but loves to learn new things. She enjoys the research that goes into a strong article, and no topic is off-limits to Sarah. When she isn't writing, she is immersed in a book or watching Gilmore Girls. Sarah loves reading classic novels but also enjoys a good thriller.

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