20 Affirmations for Positive Aging

September 23, 2021

Researchers are becoming more and more aware of how important it is to have a positive outlook. This doesn’t mean that you deny anything negative in your life. What it does mean is that you believe in your ability to have a life that makes you feel good, you can deal with difficulties, and you can reach out for help when you need it. 

Some people even say that by regularly saying positive affirmations for elderly people, you can actually add a few years to your life. It’s worth a try, and it’s certainly more pleasant than listening to your inner critic. We all have that voice -- the one that tells us we’re failing, we’ll never get it right, and we’re not worth much. The best way to change those thought patterns is to replace them with new, positive words for elderly people. 

Inspirational Words for Seniors 

You can create your own affirmations or find others that resonate with you. We’ll be sharing several in this article, too. If you decide to make your own, think of areas in your life that you’re grateful for, then express your gratitude. Here are some examples:

  • I am grateful to spend time with my kids and grandkids. 
  • I am healthy and strong.
  • I love my strong community.
  • I help others.
  • Getting older means I have more life experience to share. 

For some people, coming up with a gratitude list and positive affirmations is very easy. For other people, it can be really hard. Lots of people internalize a very critical interior voice. After a lifetime of listening to it, it’s a monumental task to change how you think of yourself and your place in the world. However, it’s possible to make changes at any age, so don’t get discouraged. What did you accomplish in your life? Did you become a respected professional? Maybe you raised some really great kids. 

Try to think about yourself the way you would a good friend. It’s not hard to come up with good things to say about our friends. Turn that kindness on yourself. 

Another time it can be hard to come up with affirmations is when you are dealing with declining health or chronic conditions. Maybe “I’m healthy and strong” rings completely hollow to you. In this situation, you might think of things like:

  • I can reach out for help and trust my caregivers.
  • My friends and family love and care about me.
  • I can prioritize rest so I can live my life as fully as possible.
  • I am worthy of living a rewarding life.
  • Every moment is a gift and I will enjoy it as much as I can.

What about people who are very lonely? What affirmations for elderly people can they turn to? Here are some ideas:

  • I relish my beautiful memories of my family and friends.
  • I extend kindness and care to those around me to build a community.
  • I enjoy my own company.
  • I look out the window or go outside and know I am part of the community of nature.
  • I believe in my inherent worth.

Affirmations in Aged Care

If you are a caregiver for seniors, you know that the work is very rewarding. It can be tiring, too. Reminding yourself of the worth of your work with affirmations for caregivers is a good way to avoid burnout and becoming cynical. Try some of these:

  • I make my seniors’ lives better by caring for them competently.
  • Caretaking is vital and valuable work. 
  • I will take good care of my seniors and myself.
  • I help my seniors have a wonderful quality of life.
  • I know my seniors appreciate the care I give them. 

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