10 Affirmations to Ease Anxious Days During COVID-19 - Black Enterprise

10 Affirmations to Ease Anxious Days During COVID-19

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The bad news: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spiral throughout the globe, the only thing you can control these days is, maybe, your thoughts. The good news: Doing that alone can improve everything: your mood, your blood pressure, your productivity, interactions with others, and your long-term outlook, not to mention your actual ability to fend off (or endure) the new coronavirus.

Here are 10 affirmations to help you ease anxiety during this time.

1. Arthur Ashe 

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.

2. Ava Duvernay

What if we believed that everything happens for us, not to us?

3. William Edward DuBois

There is in this world no such force as the force of a man determined to rise.

4. Hallmark card

Sometimes you’ve got to let go of the handlebars and reach up to the sky.

5. Martin Luther King Jr.

We must use time creatively…and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do great things.

6. Anna Deveare Smith

Be more than ready…Start now, every day, becoming, in your actions, your regular actions, what you would like to become in the bigger scheme of things.

7. Nelson Mandela

I don’t ever lose. I either win, or I learn.

8. Tyler Perry

The trials we go through and the blessings we receive are the same thing.

9. Muhammad Ali

Don’t count the days. Make the days count.

10. Misty Copeland

I will forever fight, performing like it’s my last show. And I will love every minute of it.