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12 Affirmations for Peace and Calm

Use these affirmations to find a moment of serenity.

One of my favorite episodes of “Seinfeld” is the one where George Costanza’s father, Frank, has been advised by his physician to invoke the phrase “Serenity Now,” as a way of keeping his blood pressure down. But instead of taking deep, cleansing breaths and murmuring “Serenity Now” as a soothing mantra, Frank yells it while thrusting his hands skyward. Used à la Frank, “Serenity Now!” is the least calming manta ever—making it oh-so-fun to use when chaos reigns in my home. It reminds me to smile and go with the moment.

Even if you don’t have small children running amok, peace and calm can be hard to come by. There are many disruptive forces in our modern lives, and our busy minds start to babble as a result. There’s the nonstop ping of technology. Daily commutes. Stressful workplaces. And the world at large, egad—terrorism, Wall Street, elections, climate change. Is it any wonder we need some peace and calm? Come, use these 12 affirmations to find a moment of—dare I say it? Serenity.

  1. All I need to do right now is breathe.
  2. My mind is still and smooth, like a lake at dawn.
  3. I am safe; all is well.
  4. A warm, peaceful energy surrounds me and those I love.  
  5. I step outside, bringing tranquility with me into the world.
  6. I connect with what is peaceful and good around me.
  7. Inside me lies a great reservoir of calmness.
  8. I discover peace in those around me and respond to them with peace.
  9. Exhaling, I let my shoulders drop and become utterly relaxed.  
  10. I let go of anxiety and embrace calm.   
  11. I can easily shift my heart to feel peace.
  12. My need to feel calm is being fully met.

What affirmations do you use to guide yourself toward a sense of peace and calm? Share some of your favorites with us in the comments section below. 

Kathryn Drury Wagner is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Her latest book is Hawaii’s Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!

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