Whether you lost your job, lost a loved one, or found out some other unexpected and shocking news, it’s important to use some affirmations that will help you stay grounded, level-headed, and in a frame of mind where you can deal with the information and then move forward. Talking to yourself in a positive and calm way will help you deal with the shocking news much better than if you freak out or repeat negative and unhelpful affirmations.
7 Affirmations To Use When You Hear Or See Shocking News
1. I Will Handle This Situation The Best Way I Can
Regardless of how strong or independent we like to think we are; everyone has their breaking point. Whether it’s a personal tragedy, shocking news, or simply a string of bad luck, there comes a time when we can’t handle something with the tact and grace we normally do.
In moments like these, it’s important to remind yourself that you are capable of handling whatever comes your way and you will handle it the best way you can.
By affirming that you will handle the situation the best way you can, you’re giving yourself permission to make mistakes and learn from them. You also say that you don’t have to have all the answers, but you will take responsibility for your life and your happiness.
So the next time you’re faced with shocking news or a difficult situation, remember to affirm that you will handle it the best way you can. You may not be perfect, and you may not handle the situation in the best way possible to start, but you will handle the situation in the best way you can.
And knowing that you will do the best you can, you won’t beat yourself up or blame yourself for anything later on.
2. I Will Stay Grounded
This simple phrase can help to remind you that you are strong, capable, and in control of your own life if you just stay grounded and calm. It can be a helpful reminder to focus on your breath and stay present in the moment.
When you’re able to stay grounded and not get lost in worry or fear or panic, you’re better equipped to deal with whatever shocking news comes your way.
3. I Will Allow All My Feelings To Come Through
By affirming that you will allow all of your feelings to come through, you are giving yourself permission to grieve, to be angry, and to experience all of the other emotions that come with shocking news. This can be a difficult process, but it’s an important step in moving forward. Often allowing ourselves to feel some anger or other emotions can help us ask important questions that can help us solve problems and move forward.
So next time you’re faced with shocking news, remember to affirm that you will allow all of your feelings to come through. Don’t dwell on them. Stay grounded as you deal with things firsthand. But allow yourself some time to be angry or upset so that you are not stifling them inside.
It’s a necessary step in dealing with the news and moving on with your life.
4. I Will Take Care Of Myself Emotionally
One of the most important things you can do when you receive shocking news is to affirm that you will take care of yourself emotionally. This doesn’t mean that you won’t feel pain or that the hurt won’t be real. But it does mean that you are committed to taking care of yourself in the midst of it all.
This might involve reaching out to a therapist or counselor, talking to a trusted friend or family member, or simply giving yourself time and space to process what has happened.
Whatever form it takes, affirming that you will take care of yourself emotionally is an important step in dealing with shocking news.
5. I Am Trusting That Everything Is Going To Work Out In The End
This is an important affirmation to use when you get shocking news. It can help you stay grounded and calm as you deal with the news.
When we are hit with shocking news, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of calm and trust that everything will work out in the end. All we can see initially are the big hurdles. However, affirming this statement can help to ease our fears and promote peace of mind.
In times of uncertainty, remembering that we are not alone and that there is a larger plan at work can help us to weather the storm. Additionally, affirming our trust in the process can help to remind us of our own strength and resilience.
Remember, we have all faced challenges in our lives, and we have all come out on the other side. Trusting that everything is going to work out, in the end, is a way of acknowledging that we have the ability to handle whatever comes our way.
6. I’m Releasing All Expectations
Shocking news can come in many forms. We might receive unexpected medical test results, learn that a loved one has passed away, or discover that we have lost our job. In any of these situations, it can be difficult to cope with the range of emotions we are feeling.
One important way to deal with shocking news is to affirm that you are “releasing all expectations.” This means accepting the situation for what it is and letting go of any ideas or plans you had for how things should have turned out or should turn out.
By releasing your expectations, you allow yourself to be open to new possibilities and new ways of moving forward.
So if you find yourself facing shocking news, try affirming that you are releasing all expectations.
You will be especially amazed at how good this affirmation can make you feel when you are catastrophizing.
7. I Am Giving Myself Lots Of Grace And Compassion
The world can be a tough place, and sometimes we all need a little reminder to cut ourselves some slack. That’s why it can be helpful to affirm “I am giving myself lots of grace and compassion.”
Whether you’ve just received some shocking news about yourself, someone else, or the world in general, this affirmation can help you to slow down and take a breath.
When we’re able to show ourselves some grace, it becomes easier to extend that same kindness to others. What we do to ourselves we do to others. And kindness can make any situation better.