Suffering from depression hurts. Sometimes, all the drugs in the world can’t make the ache go away. And yet, there is an easy way to fight depression without drugs or diet changes. Just by thinking positively, you can reduce your depression symptoms. Positive thinking isn’t bunk pseudoscience: scientists have found that, by trying to be upbeat, your brain actually feels less depressed. But how to think positively? Easy: repeat a list of positive affirmations of your worth to yourself.

Sometimes it can be hard to find positive things to say about yourself. While it is always a great idea to come up with your own, personal thoughts, you have to be in a mindset capable of producing them. Having a simple mantra that you can repeat to yourself helps a lot in this regard. Read over the following list of positive affirmations. Find ones that speak to you, and repeat them to yourself whenever you are feeling blue.You will be surprised how good they can make you feel. They can get you moving and active again, getting those endorphins flowing.

Learn some of these affirmations. Because you are worth it.

1. I have worth
2. I am worth loving
3. My point of view matters
4. I live an interesting life
5. I am interesting
6. I am rich with blessings
7. I am energetic, even if I don’t always seem like it
8. I am smart
9. I am clever
10. I learn quickly
11. I am knowledgeable
12. I am a calm person
13. Comprehension isn’t a problem for me
14. My mind is clear and capable of rational thought
15. I have a great job
16. My job is steady and meaningful
17. I am a happy person
18. People love me
19. People care about me
20. People want to be around me
21. Every day, I earn more money and move up a little more in the world
22. My life is getting better every day
23. I am a successful person
24. I am healthy
25. I am beautiful
26. I have healthy relationships
27. Those who criticize me are wrong
28. I am right more often than I am wrong
29. I am a fighter, and won’t let worry get the best of me
30. I don’t worry
31. I am care-free
32. I can do whatever I want
33. I am free
34. I love my job
35. I have great friends who care for me
36. I believe in myself, and others do to. Even if they don’t always say it.
37. I am not alone in this world
38. I make enough money to live
39. I am doing much better than most people in the world
40. I can improve my life
41. I have done difficult things and succeeded
42. I am healthy and choose to live healthily
43. I choose to live a healthy lifestyle, regardless of my past
44. My history doesn’t determine my future
45. I can do anything

These are just a few to get you started. You might notice that some are variations of others; that is an important trick, because repetition of an idea makes the idea more effective. While this lish should help you, the best results will come from affirmations you write yourself for yourself. You will care about them more, and they will mean more. Try to avoid any negative thoughts when writing them, sticking to things that make you happy and you can believe. Write several different versions of each, and read the list whenever you feel down or think you can’t do something. Because you are a valuable person, no matter what your biology wants to make you think.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.