September always feels a bit like a second new year to me. I know this is hugely because I associate it with the beginning of a new school year - and that hangover has lasted far too long - but to be honest, I don't mind. Being a huge fan of sunshine and summer weather, I often have a tendency to dread the changing of season from summer to autumn but this "new year" feeling of September often helps to alleviate that a little.
This year, September feels especially fresh thanks to it being the beginning of a busy work season for me, and the fact that I have a bit more time to do aforementioned work now my children are back in their own rhythms, and compared with last year, when I was almost definitely burnt out following that first hard spring and summer of the pandemic, it feels like this September and this autumn could bring some good things.
But really, the reason I write these lists of positive affirmations is to have some positive thoughts or some healthy perspective in mind not because good things are happening, but rather because I know challenges are going to rise up. Challenges are inevitable; we can't control all the struggles we experience. We can, however, influence how we feel about those challenges and for me, positive affirmations are one of the ways I do this.
You can find all the other lists of affirmations I shared so far this year here: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. You can also read some of my lists of positive affirmations for specific situations or moods, like these 100 daily positive affirmations here, 50 positive affirmations for depression, affirmations for anxiety, 100 healing affirmations, and why all writers should try affirmation. I also share near-daily affirmations on my Instagram pages: @asthebirdfliesblog & @writenowcards.
Daily Positive Affirmations for September
As I always like to remind you, the goal with these lists of daily affirmations is never that I want you to use each and every single one. It's so very unlikely that they will all resonate with you, but a few might, maybe more. These are the ones that I urge you to make a note of and keep safe somewhere for those days when it feels hard, when you need a little positive perspective. That said, practising affirmation on the days when life just feels good is also effective and healthy too - it helps build the practice.
So here you go, my thirty daily positive affirmations for September. I hope you find some that speak to you. And if not, go have a look at the other lists I did for other months this year.
- Making an effort to think and speak positively about myself has limitless benefits.
- When I don't have positive conversations with myself, I create room for negative thoughts to grow.
- I respect and welcome the change of seasons.
- I soak up the last of the summer sunshine with gratitude.
- I welcome any fresh start with hope in my heart, no matter when or how it shows up.
- Feeling neutral about something isn't a bad thing. It doesn't mean I don't care.
- It is okay and normal for some things to take longer than others.
- True self-acceptance and self-celebration is unconditional.
- I stay curious about what fear can teach me.
- There is a lot of love in my future.
- I walk towards love and hope.
- My future is undecided and that is a beautiful thing.
- I learn more about the role my ego plays in my life.
- I am growing into my true self
- It is good that I ask for more time when I need it.
- I respect the ways people are different from me.
- I create space in my life for the things I enjoy.
- Love is always waiting for me.
- Who I am is always there in my core. That is what I return to when I need reminding.
- I embrace the mess that comes with a busy, full and happy life.
- I am more than someone else's - or my own - afterthought.
- I nourish my body with good food, and my mind with positive thoughts.
- Life is not passing me by. I am alive in every single second that passes.
- My future is full of growth and healing.
- Patience is just as important as passion.
- I am capable of great things.
- Done is always better than perfect.
- It is human to make mistakes. It is honourable to own and learn from them.
- Healing happens when I rest, when I give myself love, and when I am patient with myself and others.
- My mind always has more power than the words of others.
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