Survivor Affirmations & Meditations: I choose to be happy now.

Written by Angela Atkinson

Even though I know suffering and pain, I choose to be happy. Even though I have to deal with sadness, I pursue joy.

I realize the most important strategy to achieve happiness is to choose this path.

I make the choice to stay positive during challenges. I choose to focus on the good things despite the negativity around me.

Whatever happens, I am still in control of my emotions.

I get to decide how I feel. I get to select how I react to the words and actions of others. I am responsible for my own happiness.

I know happiness is a conscious decision.

Both my mind and body play a role in the joy I feel. I let go of fear, worry, pain, anxiety, stress, and jealousy. I avoid sorrow and anger. I get rid of resentment before it builds up.

I feed my happy side with positivity.

I pay attention to my judgments, criticisms, or negativity. I notice my moaning and stop it before it affects my happiness. I constantly express gratitude. I see the wonderful things in my life and thank the universe for them. This gratitude increases my joy.

Today, I decide to be happy. I am in control of my emotions and feelings. I choose joy over sadness.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I stay happy during stressful situations at work, home, or other places,

2. What can I do to maintain my happiness without creating a fake veneer of joy,

3. How can I encourage my family and friends to be more positive,


  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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