19 Quotes and Affirmations for 2019

One thing that I am really determined to work on through 2019 is my mental health.  Over the last few years I have taken steps to deal with things in my life that have absolutely helped but I know that I am still rather pessimistic, although I prefer to think of myself more as a realist. But being pessimistic, its no way to be really is it? And I really don't like the thought of people thinking of me as being like that as it draws up negative connotations for me. 

So as we work our way through the year, I'm going to try my best to be more positive. I need to try to let go of the emotions that are holding me down and popping their head up when I least expect them. Here's 19 quotes and affirmations that have caught my attention. I hope you like them and who knows, perhaps you'll find one that speaks to you. 

I am enough.

There comes a time to stop trying to make things right with people who won't own their part in what went wrong.

You've been criticising yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens (Louise Hay)

Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes way today's peace.

You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to (thingsweforget.blogspot.com)

The pain will disappear once it has finished teaching you (averstu.com)

Let your past make you better, not bitter.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you'll be criticised anyway (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don't, pretend that you do and at some point, you will  (Venus Williams)

You don't have to learn how to control your thoughts, you just have to stop letting them control you. 

I'm proud of myself and my achievements.

You've been criticising yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens (Louise Hay)

My confidence is constantly increasing.

I can achieve anything I put my mind to.

Self care is so important. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. (Eleanor Brown)

I'm working on myself, for myself, by myself.

Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.

Your mind will always believe everything you tell is. Feed it faith. Feed it truth. Feed it with love. (Project Inspired)

Don't overthink, just let it go. 

(Most of these I have found via Pinterest but I have tried to credit where possible).

Do you have a quote you love? Share it in the comments below. 


  1. Some lovely motivational quotes. I think I'd want to print these out and have them somewhere I could just glance at whenever I was doubting my self esteem for a little positive inspiration. Infact i just might do that! Thank you #TwinklyTuesday

  2. What a lovely post! I think we are all too hard on ourselves sometimes, and stopping to look at the positives in ourselves and our lives is really important. Thank you for sharing. #TwinklyTuesday

  3. So much truth in all these quotes #twinklytuesday

  4. I’ve always struggled with self confidence and telling myself I’m good enough .. but since being a single parent I have found I am enough and I find myself getting into bed at the end of a long day thinking .. yes I did it .. kids are alive and I’m still awake #twinklytuesday

  5. I love a good affirmation to help lift the mood. My Favorited is Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. X #twinklytuesday

  6. I love the Louise Hay one. Going to steal that. I often say 'You can't pour from an empty cup'. Good lessons

  7. Thank you for this post. I am feeling out of sorts today and not quite sure. Stale marriage is a big part of it I think and also not socialised for a while which I miss. I love the quote about not attending arguments in particular - I need to write that somewhere and keep living by it. Roosevolt quotes are always good #TwinklyTuesday

  8. These are great, it never does any harm to be a bit more positive! But, don't be so hard on yourself it's ok and perfectly normal to sometimes be on the pessamistic side of things!! #TwinklyTuesday

  9. This is great. I love inspirational posts like this x #TwinklyTuesday