75 Morning Affirmations:
For positive mental health start to the day
Do you have a morning routine created to help start your day off with a positive mental health focus and self love?
If so, add this 60 second practice of gratitude and abundance.
If not, no worries!
The best morning routines are created by adding multiple actions that create a positive change over time.
Take these 75 morning affirmations and use them to start your brand new morning routine tomorrow!
Morning affirmations are powerful mindful tools that you can use to shift your mindset in a more positive direction. On the surface, it may seem that these short, simple statements could in no way have such a profound impact on your mental health, but their simplicity is precisely one reason why they are so effective.
Repetition is key when it comes to positive morning affirmations for success, so when you select one to start out your day with, you want it to be easy to remember, especially as you may end up wanting to affirm yourself throughout the rest of the day too.
Why positive morning affirmations work
The reason a morning affirmation can impact your mental health is that just one positive thought or change in perspective can rewire your brain. What happens throughout your day is your conscious mind stays continuously busy trying to make sense of the world around you. It is always working to process thoughts and emotions to make connections out of them.
While all this is happening, your subconscious mind is busy retrieving that information and storing it, whether it’s memories or skills. The unconscious mind is also where your beliefs (including self-beliefs) are stored, so when you think about the fact that the subconscious mind controls 95% of your life, you can begin to understand the power and importance behind the way you speak to yourself.
Not to mention, the unconscious mind has a job to respond exactly the way it is programmed, which means that you can program your own mind for positivity and success through positive affirmations!
Why positive affirmations are helpful in the morning
Have you ever slept through your alarm and spent the morning rushing to get ready for work? It’s likely that throughout the rest of the day, you felt pretty hurried or even anxious, finding it hard to calm down.
Or maybe you are someone who wakes up and immediately scrolls through Facebook or Instagram, only to find that you are already experiencing self-sabotaging or judgmental thoughts because, consciously or not, you are comparing yourself to the lives of people you see on your social feed.
The point is that the way you start your day matters. Your morning sets the tone (and sometimes pace) for the rest of your day! In the morning, your mind is fresh, so morning affirmations are an effective way to begin focusing your mind and channeling your thoughts from the moment you awake. You can think of it as a little morning exercise for your brain, just as you would warm up your body through physical movement. And wouldn’t you rather wake up to a positive thought than a negative one?
Create morning affirmations that are unique to you
When it comes to practicing positive affirmations, it is about determining what you want in life, whether it’s an experience, something tangible, or an overall more positive mindset to better your mental health. This means that your affirmation should be based on where you are in your current experience or mindset and created according to where you want to be. That said, a morning affirmation allows you to step into a new perspective, but it will be more helpful when it comes from your own perspective or is a statement that you resonate with.
You may already be pretty connected with or aware of your thoughts. In that case, an affirmation may come naturally for you. Let’s say you have been feeling pretty down on yourself because you have made some mistakes at your job or received criticism from a colleague or client. You might choose an affirmation such as, “I am worthy of this job. It’s okay if I’m still learning” or “I am enough. Perfection is unrealistic.” Take a moment to pause and imagine how it would feel to talk to yourself this way and how the rest of your day could unfold!
Don't force your affirmation
While you always want to ensure you resonate with the positive affirmation you choose, it doesn’t mean yours has to be some eloquent or original phrase. You may have an idea of what you want to work on in terms of your mental health, but no specific phrase is coming to mind. That’s okay!
There are endless affirmations you can choose from in books or online resources, whether you say the phrase exactly as is or modify it and use it as inspiration to form your own. Below we have 75 morning affirmations all ready for you to look through and use, so don’t stress about creating your own; the most important thing is that you connect with it on a personal level.
Techniques for creating morning affirmations
This goes back to the part about choosing something you resonate with. If you are too general in your statement, it likely won’t be effective because you are not connecting with what you truly want or want to change.
Stay in the present tense
Say your morning affirmation as if it were already true. Remember that your subconscious mind is listening.
Many powerful affirmations begin with “I am” – believing it about yourself to be true. Staying in the present also means including an action word, sometimes ending in “-ing,” such as “I am taking it one day at a time.”
Include a feeling word
Attaching your intended emotion to the outcome you desire adds power to your morning affirmations. Your phrase might be, “I welcome mistakes and the opportunity to learn from them”; instead, you could say, “I confidently welcome mistakes and the opportunity to learn from them.” Can you feel the shift?
I created this 2:15 YouTube video to help you create your own mental health morning routine. Start it off with these morning affirmations.
How to practice daily morning affirmations
Take at least 5 minutes every day to repeat your morning affirmations. This can be a combination of saying it to yourself as you prepare for the day and repeating it out loud. Some find morning affirmations more effective when repeated in the morning before getting out of bed, while others find it helpful to speak out loud in front of a mirror. Don’t be afraid to try different ways to find what works for you.
No matter how you practice, it may feel funny and forced at first – that is completely normal. Your morning affirmations will begin to feel more natural over time, and your positive thoughts will become second nature too.
Here is our list of affirmations, I suggest you find 10 that connect with you and use them daily.
75 Morning Affirmations
- The picture in my head isn’t set in stone. That’s just me being negative.
- I am relaxing each part of my body.
- Anxiety isn’t dangerous. I’m just uncomfortable. I’ll make it through this.
- I release myself from stress.
- I feel anxious, but so what? I know what that feels like and I’ll get through it.
- I will not stress over things I cannot control.
- I’ve been through hard things before and have survived them. I will survive.
- What doesn’t break me only makes me stronger.
- The feelings in my body are normal and I fully accept them.
- I will get rid of this tension and fear.
- Deep breathes ease the anxiety in my soul.
- It’s going to be okay.
- Nothing will break me fully.
- Today is the day I will take one step forward.
- Today will be better than yesterday.
- Life is a beautiful gift.
- I choose to focus on the positive.
- Good energy is flowing through me.
- Today I will be full of ideas.
- I will make the most of this day.
- Every day I am becoming a better version of myself
- I believe in myself and my capabilities.
- I will think only positive thoughts today.
- My body is worthy of love and healthy choices.
- I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining health.
- Today is going to be a really, really good day.
- Every day is a new beginning.
- Take a deep breath, smile, and start again.
- I wake up every morning ready for a new day of exciting possibilities.
- To be positive is to be productive.
Positive Morning Affirmations
- I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.
- My past is not a reflection of my future.
- My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant.
- I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.
- I will succeed today.
- I’m allowed to make mistakes; they don’t make up my whole story.
- I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
- I’m bold, beautiful, and brilliant.
- My needs and wants are important.
- I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
- I’ll surround myself with positive people who will help bring out the best in me.
- Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life.
- I am enough.
- My life is just beginning.
- Negative thoughts only have the power I allow them.
- I am confident in my ability to better my health today.
- I give myself space to grow and learn.
- I listen to my intuition and trust my inner guide.
- I trust that I am on the right path.
- My fears of today are melting away.
- I trust myself to make the right decision.
- I am conquering my illness; I am defeating it steadily each day.
- I am learning valuable lessons from myself every day.
- I am at peace with who I am as a person.
- I have been given endless talents which I will begin to utilize today.
- I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.
- I possess the qualities needed to be extremely happy.
- My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless.
- I acknowledge my own self-worth.
- I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.
Powerful Morning Affirmations
- I am grateful to be alive. It is my joy and pleasure to live another wonderful day.
- I am deeply fulfilled by what I do.
- My potential to succeed is limitless.
- I am enough.
- I’m free to create the life I desire.
- I don’t entertain any negativity in any shape or form.
- I can become anything I put my mind to.
- I’m bold, beautiful, and brilliant.
- I can choose to make my curses my blessings.
- My mind is full of brilliant ideas.
- My drive and ambition allow me to achieve my goals.
- My life is full of amazing opportunities that are ready for me to step into.
- I don’t need someone else to feel happy.
- I am stronger than I realize and more powerful than I know.
- I am bigger than my fears.
75 Morning Affirmations for a Positive Mental Health Start to Your Day
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Now that you have learnt about how morning affirmations can be powerful for your mental health help. Did you find any daily positive affirmations that really stood out to you?
What 10 morning affirmations in this list will you use tomorrow morning?
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