160+ Positive Affirmations for Teens to Motivate & Inspire

Approaching life with intention can help you create the circumstances that lead to success. Try our inspirational affirmations for teens.

Published June 17, 2024
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Positive affirmations are an excellent way to set an intention and then start moving toward your goals. They're like little prayers or mantras that help you create the conditions for success. When you combine affirmations with meaningful action, there's nothing you can't accomplish. Our positive affirmations for teens can get you started. 

Inspirational Positive Affirmations for Teens That Motivate

Challenges make me stronger and more resilient.

Need some inspo and movitation? Yeah — I get it. Some days, so do I. These motivational positive affirmations can help you greet each day with fresh inspiration. 

  • My attitude is positive all day, every day.
  • I face every day with energy and enthusiasm.
  • I keep my vibe high and interact positively with people every day.
  • Every day, I leave the world a little better than it was when I woke up.
  • I can do anything I set my mind to.
  • Challenges make me stronger and more resilient.
  • Every day, I learn and grow.
  • I pursue the things I want with a positive attitude.
  • I know I can achieve anything I want.
  • Success comes to me naturally.
  • Positive vibes flow to me.
  • I am a magnet for positivity.
  • I am serving the greatest good.
  • My life is filled with strength and purpose.
  • I make intentional choices about my life.
  • I greet each day with joy and positivity.
  • I am grateful that good things come to me.
  • Challenges help me learn and grow.
  • I love my life.
  • I am successful doing things I love. 
  • Difficult things make me stronger.
  • I can bounce back from anything.
  • I can handle anything the world sends my way.
  • I can easily reach all of my goals. 
  • Because my community has given so much to me, I joyfully give back to my community.
  • I am grateful for all my gifts and talents.
  • I am in control of my life.
  • I use my gifts to the best of my abilities.
Quick Tip

Affirmations are positive statements about things you want or wish to be in your life. They are usually statements that start with "I am" or "I have," or they're an expression of gratitude as if you already have them.

Teen Affirmations About School

I understand new concepts easily and pick them up quickly.

School is probably a big part of your life (well, except during summer vacay). Given that you spend so much time there and it's so important to your future, these affirmations can keep you motivated at school and headed in the right direction.

  • I give all my classes my best efforts.
  • I am academically successful.
  • I love to learn.
  • I am grateful for all those who educate and mentor me.
  • My creativity gives me good ideas.
  • I understand new concepts easily and pick them up quickly.
  • I'm a great test-taker.
  • I am excited about my studies.
  • I learn quickly and easily.
  • I greet each school day, ready to learn new things.
  • I am confident in my schoolwork and education.
  • I easily focus on my studies.
  • My educational goals are within my reach.
  • I complete my homework correctly and easily.
  • I am always successful on tests.
  • My curiosity makes learning fun.
  • I always do my best in school.
  • Focusing in school is easy for me.
  • I am a good student.
  • I get good grades easily.
  • School is easy for me.
  • I study hard and complete all my homework on time.
  • I am courteous and kind to fellow students and staff.
  • I have a positive attitude about school.
  • I am successful at school.
  • Every time I'm knocked down, I come back stronger.
  • I take an organized and thoughtful approach to my schoolwork. 
  • I get good grades.
  • I am thankful that I will ace my test today.
  • I give my all to [extracurricular activity].
  • I am full of school spirit.
  • I am an example of positivity for my peers. 
Quick Tip

Avoid making negative statements or talking about things you don't want in affirmations. So, instead of saying, "I don't want to fail my algebra test," you would affirm, "I am grateful that I passed my algebra test with flying colors." Even though it hasn't happened yet, affirming it puts you in the mindset to make it happen.

Social Positive Affirmations for Teens

I surround myself with people who value me.

Whether you're a social butterfly or have social anxiety, affirmations can help you make the most of spending time with other people. These affirmations can make you feel more confident in social situations.

  • I make friends easily.
  • I am a good friend.
  • I'm a good listener.
  • I make my friends feel valued.
  • I am a valuable member of my social group.
  • Other people feel safe with me.
  • I feel comfortable in groups of people.
  • I help others when I know they need it.
  • I surround myself with people who value me.
  • I am respectful and, in turn, receive respect.
  • All I have to do is show up as myself.
  • My positivity draws positive people to me.
  • My vibe makes me magnetic to great people. 
  • I treat others with kindness and compassion.
  • I am grateful for all the friends I have in my life.
  • People are drawn to me.
  • I set and maintain solid boundaries. 
  • I have inherent value as a human being.
  • I respect other people's boundaries.
  • I am funny and fun, and people like me.
  • My confidence is attractive to other people.
  • People like me.
  • Hanging out with others is fun.
  • I am engaging when I interact with other people. 
  • I am confident when I meet new people.
  • I am confident in social situations.
  • I am relaxed and confident in social situations.
  • People like me exactly who I am.
  • I love to meet new people, and new people love meeting me.
  • I am always myself when I'm with my friends.
  • I love spending time with others, and they like to spend time with me.
Quick Tip

You can write affirmations down in a journal or speak them aloud. You can even speak them looking at yourself in the mirror if that doesn't feel too weird. Consistency is key. I like to do my affirmations first thing in the morning to start my day on a positive note.

Related: 3 Meditations for Teens & 6 Easy Meditation Techniques

Affirmations for Teens About Family

My family is perfect just as it is.

We get that families can be a real pain. But you can help to make at least your part of your family more harmonious and vibe-y with these teen affirmations about family.

  • I have loving relationships with everyone in my family.
  • I am grateful for the support I share with my family. 
  • My family supports me in everything I do.
  • I am grateful for the love of my family.
  • My family is perfect, just as it is.
  • My place in my family is secure.
  • I am safe in my home with my family.
  • My place in my family is important.
  • I have a supportive and loving family.
  • I am a supportive and loving member of my family.
  • My family relationships are filled with respect and love.
  • I treat my family with respect.

Related: 100+ Positive Affirmations for Kids to Keep Them Confident

Quick Tip

Pay attention to your thoughts throughout the day. If you find yourself thinking about something negative, immediately replace it with a positive affirmation instead. For instance, if you catch yourself thinking, "I'm so socially awkward," replace it with, "I do well socially, and people like me."

Teen Affirmations That Build Self-Esteem

I adapt easily to challenging circumstances.

It's human nature to beat ourselves up, but we really shouldn't. It hurts when other people say unkind stuff to you, so why would you say unkind things to yourself? We're usually way meaner to ourselves than we would be to anyone else. These positive affirmations for self-esteem can help you reverse that trend (and make you feel way better about yourself in the process). 

  • I love myself exactly as I am.
  • I am perfect, just the way the universe made me.
  • My body is strong and healthy.
  • My mind is creative, curious, and powerful.
  • I am talented.
  • I am a leader. 
  • The only approval I need is my own.
  • I approve of myself unconditionally. 
  • I am worthy of respect.
  • I overcome challenges with ease. 
  • I adapt easily to challenging circumstances. 
  • I always learn from my mistakes.
  • No matter what happens, I always bounce back.
  • I am strong and powerful.
  • The world is better off because I am in it.
  • I love my differences from other people. They make me who I am. 
  • My thoughts and ideas matter.
  • I am worthy of love.
  • I am happy and comfortable being me.
  • I am worthy of success.
  • I am happy to just be myself. 
  • I am worthy of joy.
  • I'm grateful for the differences that make me who I am.
  • I am worthy of friendship.
  • I am important to a lot of people. 
  • People love and respect me.
  • I respect myself.
  • My boundaries matter to me, so they'll matter to other people.
  • I am intelligent.
  • I bring something special to the world that nobody else can.
  • I am powerful and courageous.
  • I bravely pursue my goals. 
  • I share my talents with the world.
  • My life is making a difference. 
  • I am grateful for my many gifts and talents.
  • I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
  • I am a child of the Light, and I shine in the world.
Quick Tip

Affirmations can be specific or broad. It depends on what you're going for. With big things like prosperity or love, I try to keep my affirmations broad. If it's a specific work goal, I'm much more specific about it.

Short & Sweet Affirmations for Teens

I'm perfect just as I am.

Keeping it short and sweet makes affirmations quick and easy and gets to the heart of the matter. These affirmations may be short, but they're still full of intention and meaning.

  • I can do anything.
  • I am the light.
  • I am kind.
  • I am creative.
  • I deserve success.
  • I am capable.
  • I deserve happiness.
  • I am compassionate. 
  • I am brave.
  • I am bold. 
  • I am always myself.
  • I'm perfect just as I am.
  • Light fills me.
  • I am loving.
  • I am loved. 
  • I am persistent.
  • My life is filled with joy.
  • I am enthusiastic.
  • I am friendly.
  • I am funny.
  • I am energetic.
  • My boundaries are strong.
  • I am worthy.
  • I am proud of who I am.
  • I am always enough.
  • I make good choices.
  • I am resilient.
Quick Tip

It's easiest to use short affirmations because they're easy to remember. Try to focus on one or two affirmations at a time. 

Create the Day You Want

I've used affirmations since I was a teen, and they work super well. The trick is to focus on a few at a time, be consistent, and notice when you think things during the day that could cancel them out. By focusing on the positive, you can create a vibe that attracts the things you want in life. 

160+ Positive Affirmations for Teens to Motivate & Inspire