How to quickly and easily revive yourself when you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed

When you are feeling stressed, tired and overwhelmed take a few minutes to recharge yourself. Follow the affirmations and reflective thought processes below to quickly and easily re-invigorate yourself.

refreshing waterfall I pause during my daily life to take time for renewal.

 Closing my eyes, I feel the waters of rejuvenation wash over me like a dip in a cool, clear spring.

 Breathing in deeply, I inhale the bountiful air. Oxygen infuses every cell of my body.


I feel the spray of water dance across my skin. I am standing underneath a healing waterfall. Water gently cascades all around me. I feel the cool waters bathe my brain, wash through my ears, and cleanse my tired eyes.

The soothing waters wash through my neck, shoulders, and back, relaxing and loosening any stiff muscles. I feel the invigorating water rush through me from head to toe, filling and energizing my entire being.

Any tension I feel flows out of my body in gentle waves and leaves through my hands and my feet.

Breathing in, I feel the healing effects of the waterfall.

I am energized.

It is a new, fresh moment and the possibilities for my positive growth are endless.

I am rejuvenated. I am refreshed. I am renewed

Today, I pause and take time for renewal. I give my mind, body, and spirit the precious gift of rejuvenation. I send thoughts of love to all parts of my body. My potential is limitless. I am renewed and grateful.

Self Reflection Questions:

  • When do I most feel in need of renewal?
  • How  can I take time to renew myself?
  • How might I benefit others if I take the time to practice a self-renewal affirmation?

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  1. I feel relaxed just reading this! Thank you for the great affirmations and suggestions on how to “re-invigorate” ourselves.

  2. I am a teacher and this was my first day back at school. What a perfect post to read today!
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  3. I agree with you, Caroline… brought me right down, thanks Dot!
    Breathing is the “first thing to go” when we are under stress, so to take the time to “just breathe” can cut stress in half. Bringing yourself into the present moment to deal with only the here and now rather than “what may be” can help to get rid of the other half!
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