53 Mood-boosting Words of Encouragement To Cheer Someone Up

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A list of encouragement quotes and words of encouragement for when you or a friend need a lift in spirit.

Encouragement is like verbal sunshine. It costs nothing. It warms hearts and enriches lives.

Encouragement is a lot like kindness. It’s free but it can significantly boost happiness for both the receiver and the giver.

There’s a “courage” in the word “encouragement”, which means to empower someone to face challenges or pursue goals courageously.

For me, I always know I should be encouraging for my friends, families and coworkers. But I never truly understand the power of encouragement, until I began to practice aerial yoga.

So there I was, hung on a hammock 6 feet high up the floor, desperately convincing myself to let go of the grip for a front flip. All I could think of:

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Breathing in every ounce of fear and vulnerability.

And that was the first time I was shocked by the impact of words of encouragement as well. As my fellow class members shouted: “You got this”, “You can do it”, I let go of my hands and landed safely on the front side of the swing.

It’s that simple. 3 or 4 words can be the one thing you need to do the seemingly impossible. And these simple words of encouragement can also help others to get through hard times, to heal from a lost or a breakup and to find one’s purpose.

So here is a list of heartfelt and genuine words of encouragement so you can be the biggest cheerleader for a friend or for yourself.


Encouragement quotes to lift your spirits


Words of encouragement for hard times

If you are scared, jump. If you are ready, go- Joel Leon- Inspiring words of encouragements for hard times- OurMindfulLife.com

If you are tired, rest.
If you are tight, stretch.
If you are hurt, feel.
If you are stressed, breathe.
If you are hurt, pause.
If you are loved, share.
If you are scared, jump.
If you are ready, go.
Joel Leon

H.O.P.E
Hold on, pain ends.

H.O.P.E: Hold on, pain ends  -33 encouragement quotes and words of encouragement to keep your chin up through tough times -ourmindfullife.com

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

If you stumble, make it part of the dance  -33 encouragement quotes and words of encouragement to keep your chin up through tough times -ourmindfullife.com

Storms don’t last forever.

Storms don't last forever  -33 encouragement quotes and words of encouragement to keep your chin up through tough times -ourmindfullife.com

Whatever you are going through is making you stronger.

Read also: 41 self reminders to turn a bad day around

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
– Dr. Robert Schuller

To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.
– Wilson Kanadi

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
– Oprah Winfrey

Read also: 19 brutally honest Oprah Winfrey quotes on relationship

People throw rocks at things that shine.
– Taylor Swift

A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat - Paulo Coelho- Inspiring words of encouragements for hard times- OurMindfulLife.com

A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
Paulo Coelho

Courage is “I will try again”.

Remember how far you’ve come.

If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough.
– Mario Andretti

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
– Truman Capote

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops.
– Winnie the Pooh

Read also: 42 Winnie the Pooh quotes on friendship, love and life

Thoughts are not facts. Don’t trust all the stories you tell yourself.
– Unknown

Thoughts are not facts. Don’t trust all the stories you tell yourself - Inspiring words of encouragements for hard times- OurMindfulLife.com

Just say YIKES and move on.

Just say Yikes and move on.  - Inspiring words of encouragements for hard times- OurMindfulLife.com

Even the darkest nights will end. And the sun will rise again.

If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself.
– Nikita Gill

Every minute is another chance to change the way things are - @ohteenquotes- Inspiring words of encouragements for hard times- OurMindfulLife.com

Every minute is another chance to change the way things are.
@ohteenquotes

Sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.
– Abby Wambach


Uplifting encouragement quotes for work and school

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
– George Addair

Confidence comes from just doing it anyway.
– Kris Carr

Stop worrying how it’s gonna happen and start believing it will.

Never let a small setback mess up your plan.

Sometimes the greatest messages come out of the greatest messes.- Steve Maraboli - Uplifting encouragement quotes for coworker and students - OurMindfulLife.com

Sometimes the greatest messages come out of the greatest messes.
– Steve Maraboli

You won’t see the gold within you until broken into pieces.

Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.
– Misty Copeland

Instead of asking “why this happened to me?" , think about "what can I learn from this?"  -33 encouragement quotes and words of encouragement to keep your chin up through tough times -ourmindfullife.com

Instead of asking “why this happened to me?” , think about “what can I learn from this?”

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
– Walt Whitman

If you need a sign to stop beating yourself up, this is it.

Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience.
– Unknown


Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends

You got this.

I’m here for you.

Don’t just fly, soar.
– Dumbo

You’re busy doubting yourself while others are intimidated by your full potential - @ohteenquotes- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

You’re busy doubting yourself while others are intimidated by your full potential.
@ohteenquotes

You deserve all the good things that are coming in your way.

You can do anything you put your mind to.

People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same.
– Kevin Hart

Don't rely on other people to make you happy - Kylie Jenner- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

Don’t rely on other people to make you happy.
Kylie Jenner

You are bigger than your emotions.

Good things take time.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Read also: 24 Inspiring quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt about life and love

You have the power to say: “This is not how the story is going to end.”
– Christine Mason Miller

Everything will be OK in the end, if it’s not OK, it’s not the end.

It’s okay to go at your own pace. - cwote- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

There’s a difference between challenging yourself and overwhelming yourself. It’s okay to go at your own pace.
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Nothing will ruin your twenties more than thinking you should have your life together already.

Just because you are struggling, it doesn’t mean you are failing.

Your future needs you. Your past doesn’t.

Your future needs you. Your past doesn’t.- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

There’s a difference between giving up and knowing it’s not for you.
– Em. X

You will be “too much” for some people. Too loud, too soft. Too this, too that. But you’ll always be perfect for the people who need you.
– Unknown

Trust the process. One day it will all make sense.- C David- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

Slow down.
Calm down.
Don’t worry.
Don’t hurry.
Trust the process.
One day it will all make sense.
C David

Release yourself of the burden of trying to be seen by those who don’t know how to see you.- Seher- Heart-warming and encouraging messages for friends - OurMindfulLife.com

Release yourself of the burden of trying to be seen by those who don’t know how to see you.
Seher


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So there you have it. I hope these words of encouragement can help you or your friends see the strength in you. You are stronger than you think you are.

Share the list of encouragement quotes to them on social media to make them smile again.

Until next time.

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