We all wish things would go our way 100% of the time, but that’s childish thinking. Things don’t always go your way, and that can be a good thing. But it’s not always easy to see how it’s a good thing. In order to view things not going your way as a good thing, there are some affirmations that you need to include in your life. These affirmations can switch off the pouty-child voice in our heads and help us see things in a more mature and optimistic light.
12 Affirmations That Will Help You Feel Better When You Are Not Getting Your Way
1. I Trust The Universe Has A Plan For Me
You don’t have to use the word ‘universe’. You can use the word God or whatever word you use to describe a power bigger than yourself. The point is to trust that some plan or path is being laid out for you, even if it’s not clear right now.
Maybe you’ve lost your job, or your relationship has ended, or you didn’t get into the school you wanted to. Whatever the case may be, it’s easy to feel like things are not going to work out when things don’t turn out the way you wanted them to.
But it’s important to remember that even when things seem bad, there is always a reason behind it.
Maybe the universe is trying to tell you that it’s time for a change.
Maybe something even better is waiting for you just around the corner.
Trust that the universe has a plan for you, and know that everything happens for a reason. Everything will be okay in the end.
2. I Embrace The Challenges In My Life
Instead of getting stuck in a rut and feeling sorry for yourself about things not going your way, embrace the challenges. These challenges make us stronger and will lead us to where we need to be.
It is said that the only way to learn is through experience. This means that, in order to grow and become better, we must first make mistakes and encounter difficult situations.
It can be tempting to give up when things are not going our way, but it is important to remember that challenges are an essential part of life.
Each time we face a setback, we have an opportunity to learn and become stronger. Without challenges, we would never grow or change.
So next time you find yourself in a difficult situation, embrace the challenge and see it as an opportunity to learn and improve. Who knows? You might just surprise yourself with what you are capable of.
3. I Allow Myself To Feel Frustrated And Then Let It Go
It’s totally okay to feel frustrated when things don’t go your way. Allow yourself to feel those emotions fully, but then let them go and move on. Dwelling on the negative will only bring you down further.
Take some time for yourself. Whether it’s going for a walk, reading a book, or just taking some deep breaths, doing something calming can help to reduce your stress levels and make it easier to let go of frustration.
4. I Practice Patience And Understanding
Sometimes we don’t get our way because of other people. When this happens, it’s important to remember that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and perspective. Just because someone doesn’t see things the same way as you do doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Try to be understanding and open-minded, and give people the benefit of the doubt.
5. I Focus On The Positive
It can be easy to dwell on the negatives when you’re feeling frustrated, but try to focus on the good things in your life instead.
What are you grateful for?
What are some positive aspects of not getting your way?
When you shift your focus to the positive, it can help dissipate some of the frustration you’re feeling.
6. I Am Open To All The Opportunities That Come My Way
By being open to ALL opportunities, we can often find new paths that lead us to where we want to go. Keep an open mind and don’t let disappointment cloud your judgment.
And don’t hold on to one way of getting things done or going through life. When you do that, you are not going to get your way a lot of the time because things don’t always work out the way we envision them in our minds.
7. I Am Grateful For All The Good In My Life
When things don’t go our way, it’s easy to focus on the negative and forget about all of the good in our lives.
Take as many moments as you can to be grateful for all that you have and all of the good experiences in your life.
8. I Release Expectations And Allow Myself To Be Surprised
When things don’t go our way it’s because our expectations were not met. Take a moment to release those expectations and allow yourself to be surprised by what may come next.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.” And there’s a lot of truth to that. When we expect things to go a certain way and they don’t, it’s easy to feel disappointed, frustrated, or even angry.
Here are four steps to let go of your expectations:
1. Be aware of your expectations.
The first step is to become aware of when you’re having expectations. This can be difficult because often we’re not even consciously aware of our own expectations. But if you can catch yourself in the act, it’ll be much easier to let them go.
2. Accept that things may not go your way.
Once you’re aware of your expectations, it’s important to accept that things may not always go the way you want them to. This doesn’t mean that you have to like it when things don’t go your way, but it’s important to accept that it’s a possibility.
3. Let go of attachment to outcomes.
This is perhaps the most important step. Once you’ve accepted that things may not go your way, it’s time to let go of attachment to any particular outcome. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have goals or ambitions – it just means that you shouldn’t tie your happiness to whether or not those goals are achieved.
4. Flow with whatever happens.
The final step is to simply flow with whatever happens. This doesn’t mean that you should be a doormat – it just means that you should be flexible and adaptable in the face of change. If things don’t go the way you expected, roll with the punches and see what happens. You may be surprised at what unfolds.
9. I Can Handle Anything That Comes My Way
Remind yourself that you are strong and capable of handling whatever may come your way. Trust in yourself and your abilities to handle any situation, even if it is not what you expected it to be.
10. I Choose Happiness
Instead of getting caught up in disappointment, choose to focus on the things that make you happy. Practice gratitude and positivity, and choose happiness no matter what is going on around you.
When you encounter a setback, instead of wallowing in self-pity, take a step back and ask yourself what you can learn from the experience. Maybe it’s an opportunity to become more resilient or to practice patience. Perhaps it’s a sign that you need to make some changes in your life. Whatever it is, see the silver lining and use it as motivation to move forward. When you choose happiness, even in the face of adversity, you’ll be better equipped to handle whatever life throws your way.
11. I Am In Control Of My Own Happiness
Your happiness is not dependent on getting your way or things going exactly as planned. You are in control of your own happiness and can choose to be happy regardless of external circumstances.
12. I Attract Positive Outcomes And Opportunities
By staying positive and confident in yourself, you will attract positive outcomes and opportunities. Release any negative energy and focus on the good things to come.