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Morning Affirmations To Boost Your Day

I use daily affirmations to disrupt my negative inner voice; which situational stress, anxiety and depression have recently made more prominent. Initially, it feels like these motivational phrases are just hollow attempts at ego-boosting, but they really can improve and retrain our mindset if we give them a chance. We’re worthy of treating ourselves with kindness and care — we should celebrate our potential.

These forward-looking mindfulness exercises have some science behind them that shows they’re capable of turning positive mantras into a nourishing growth mindset. They can motivate and give our self-esteem the boost it needs to deter self-doubt and obstructive thoughts. If undertaken regularly, affirmations may reduce the occurrence and impact of negative emotions and bolster our ability to address future challenges.

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We can unsettle our self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours by repeating these brief, powerful and intentional statements; providing ourselves with a mechanism that shifts our thought processes, responses and actions towards something more positive.

I thoroughly recommend developing the habit of giving ourselves a little lift each day that enables us to blossom and bloom; here are some morning affirmations to boost your day …

  • There will be moments of joy to celebrate today.
  • I am resilient and capable.
  • I accept the ups and downs that today may bring; I value what they can teach me.
  • I can face my fears and be open to new experiences in life.
  • I am worthy of love; I am capable of love; I am loved.
  • I will show myself compassion today.
  • I will identify solutions to any challenges that may arise.
  • I am competent at learning new skills.
  • I have knowledge, intuition and experience to guide me throughout the day.
  • I know that whatever I accomplish today, it’s good enough. I am enough.
  • I can set goals and work towards them efficiently.
  • I value my time and can reconsider what I put effort and energy into if it no longer sustains me.

It’s essential we take some time each morning to set our intentions for the day; with affirmations at the ready for when we need to break patterns of internalized negativity. We can build on the changes we wish to embrace within ourselves; it involves perseverance, but it’s worth it.

Which affirmation/s resonated with you? How do you stop your negative inner voice? How do you celebrate yourself each day?


Further Info:

5 Best Practices For Using Daily Affirmations – Riyah Speaks

Stuck In A Rut? Sometimes Joy Takes A Little Practice – NPR

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84 thoughts on “Morning Affirmations To Boost Your Day”

  1. Oh God Molly! I wish you knew how much I love affirmations tbh! Affirmations help a whole lot and these affirmations you have on here are spot on to say the least! My favourites from this list
    are I will show myself compassion today, I know that whatever I accomplish today, it’s good enough. I am enough. I value my time and can reconsider what I put effort and energy into if it no longer sustains me, I am resilient and capable, I can face my fears and be open to new experiences in life, I am worthy of love; I am capable of love; I am loved.. Thank you so much for sharing! Reading this made me smile x

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    1. I was sceptical about affirmations for far too long — they really are amazing and have helped me so much. I am so happy to hear that the affirmations I wrote resonated with you. I think starting our day off with some intentional mantras can really make a difference. Thanks so much for reading!

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  2. I love this. Affirmations is something I’m really keen to get into but haven’t quite got into the right mindset yet. Thank you for the suggestions, I’m definitely going to give it another go and these as my starting point!

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  3. I’ve never tried anything like this but I know so many people swear by affirmations. I need to give this a go myself. I really like the sound of this one ‘I accept the ups and downs that today may bring; I value what they can teach me.’, it sounds like such a great way to start the day x

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  4. I have never used affirmations but honestly while reading them and listening to that little voice inside my head felt motivating!
    I might give them a try and use them the proper way. Out of the ones you shared I liked most your last ones
    – I know that whatever I accomplish today, it’s good enough. I am enough.
    – I can set goals and work towards them efficiently.
    – I value my time and can reconsider what I put effort and energy into if it no longer sustains me.
    I think they speak better to me right now 🙂
    Thank you for this post!

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    1. I really hope you make affirmations a part of your daily routine as they can really help shift your mindset in a positive way. I felt silly doing them when I started but they have this wonderful way of just working for you even if you don’t 100% believe in them at first. Thank you so much for reading!

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  5. I love this! I’ve never believe in the power of affirmations, but recently I decided to give it a try. It helps so much mentally, especially regarding my confidence.

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  6. I love this so much! I will show myself compassion today! What a great way to start your day. These are such wonderful reminders of how amazing we all are. Positivity is something that this world lacks sometimes and as a woman in a mans world it can be very difficult to feel like enough without giving all of yourself and more everyday until you have nothing left to give. I have not made a habit of positive affirmations, but these are so great. In the morning I will be granting myself compassion and grace. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. I agree — life can sometimes seem like it’s picking away at our confidence and how/what we value about ourselves. I was reluctant to make affirmations a part of my daily routine but it has made such a difference I recommend it for everyone. Granting compassion and grace is a great way to reframe our mindset each morning — thank you so much for reading!

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  7. I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one who uses affirmations to start my day! Love the ones you mention too 🙂 Sometimes when I’m feeling negative I will also remind myself to be thankful for some of the good things that happen amidst the negative situations

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    1. I love that idea — you can usually find something, no matter how small it may seem, to be thankful for even during a bad day. Focusing on better moments teaches us that we have managed to get through difficult times before. Thanks for reading!

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  8. Wonderful post, Molly! I’ve been practicing gratitude both morning and night. These affirmations will be a great addition. Affirmations can become repetitive and I can say that the ones you’ve shared have been a breath of fresh air. I especially love “I accept the ups and downs that today may bring; I value what they can teach me.” That’s such a beautiful way to look at things, especially first thing in the morning. I find that one bump in the road can sometimes set us up to think that our entire day is ruined, but by reciting that affirmation, you’re already changing the way you approach your day. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am so glad that you found these affirmations useful and a way to create a new, fresher focus. You’re so right that a bump in our day can sometimes make it feel like the whole day is ruined — so it’s great to have something we can use daily to make dealing with those issues easier. I use affirmations at night too (glad I’m not the only one) and have a post planned in the future to share the ones I use as I think it helps me sleep a bit better — they really are amazing! Thanks for reading!

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  9. Ever since I began my day with positive affirmations, it has helped me so much, although I was cynical at the beginning like you:) I loved all the positive affirmation you have mentioned and going to add to my list.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Each affirmation is powerful to have a positive mindset. I especially like being open to new experiences and think we should not let negative thoughts flooding our minds. Thank you for these great thoughtful affirmations!

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    1. I agree — it can be all too easy letting negative thoughts take up space (I sometimes don’t even notice them). I like the intentional nature of setting a mindset that helps us face any challenges through the day and boosts our confidence — we can all benefit from that. Thank you so much for reading!

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  11. I was a total scepticist about affirmations at first and was pleasantly surprised how much they helped my self-esteem and negative thinking. They can be such a great tool! I have a list of them that I read in front of the mirror while doing my skincare, so will add some new ones from your list x

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  12. This is such a great list, Molly! I love practicing affirmations especially in the mornings because they help me start the day with a positive attitude. From your list, number 10 resonated with me the most. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Love this. I’ve never really tried affirmations but these are some great ones to set you up for the day. Thanks for sharing.

    Tash – A Girl with a View

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  14. This is SO important, and it’s a habit I need to build. It’s been such a difficult year that I fall too easily into negative thoughts (assuming it’s going to be a day of gloomy news like yesterday, etc) and that reflects badly on my own confidence. I might copy some of these into my bullet journal so I can ponder on them. I’m sharing this post, it’s really important!

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    1. This is exactly what I’ve been experiencing too and my negative inner voice was having a bad impact on my overall confidence; I am so happy you found these affirmations and that they resonated. I have found them to be invaluable with helping myself so I hoped by sharing them with others they can do the same. Thank you so much for reading!

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  15. These are absolutely wonderful affirmation – thank you for sharing them with us! My favourite is: I accept the ups and downs that today may bring; I value what they can teach me. I’ve written that one down on a post it at my work station so I’ll continue to see and use it today! Thanks you for sharing these.

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  16. I think the “I will identify solutions to any challenges that may arise” affirmation is the one that most resonated with me. I’m pretty good at problem solving issues.
    When it comes to my negative intrusive thoughts, I don’t really do much about them. I tend to just let them run there course and carry on with what I’m doing.
    I don’t think I do anything to celebrate myself daily, accept maybe stuffing my face with chocolate from time to time

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    1. I’m pretty similar in that I can usually find solutions to things — that affirmation is a great reminder to ourselves from time to time. It’s good that you’ve found what works for you when dealing with your negative thoughts, I think everyone should try and find a way through them that leads to a better space.
      I celebrate myself with chocolate too, haha especially British chocolate I have shipped over to me so I get a taste of home!

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  17. Those are great! I really like this one ”I know that whatever I accomplish today, it’s good enough. I am enough”. Need to remind myself of this daily lol.

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  18. I love these, they are awesome affirmations. I find affirmations really work, the key for me is that I have to say them many times over throughout the day. I didn’t realise in the beginning that repetition really matters!

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    1. I was so surprised at how impactful they are and repeating them was definitely key. I felt self-conscious at first but you get into a rhythm with them. I say them throughout the day too as a way to interrupt my negative inner voice — which has been so critical to improving my mental health overall. Thank you so much for reading!

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  19. Such a positive post! I love all these affirmations but the one that speaks loudest is the one that speaks about today’s accomplishments. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love affiations and you’ve put together a great list here. I especially love “I know that whatever I accomplish today, it’s good enough. I am enough”. I’ll be remembering that. Thanks for sharing these affirmations!

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  21. “I am resilient and capable.” This will be mine. I need something short that I will remember that is powerful and inspiring. Thank you for the inspiration. 🥰🥰🥰

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  22. I accept the ups and downs that today may bring; I value what they can teach me – I think this is a really great affirmation to start the day off. I love all these positive affirmations, thank you for sharing!

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  23. I’ve never tried this before but I know so many people who swear by affirmations that maybe I need to give it ago. I really love the ones you’re written above, especially “I am resiliant and capable.” I definitely need to tell myself that every day after the year that I’ve had haha!

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  24. I have a love-hate relationship with affirmations if I’m honest. But I do believe that our internal voice is extremely important and, if it is a negative one, that can be detrimental. I was recently introduced to the idea of, instead of saying “I feel xyz” to say “something in me feels xyz.” Words are so powerful and that little change in phrasing helps things feel more manageable for me. It’s an affirmation in a way, I guess. The affirmation in your post that resonated with me is “I am resilient and capable.” Life has felt precarious in many areas this year and I’ve been trying to remind myself of just that. Thank you for sharing your experience with affirmations and for being open about your struggles.

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    1. I have a love/hate relationship with them too and it took me a long time to start using them; when I do put them into practice, they have been so helpful. You’re so right that words are important, they hold a lot of power so we may as well use them about/towards ourselves to build ourselves up and improve our mental health and/or mindset. I really like your idea of phrasing things differently — which is equally powerful as it can literally redirect you towards something that will support and encourage yourself. Life is tough enough so training our inner voice to be resilient and soothing is something I think we should all give a try. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and thoughts here!

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  25. These are lovely affirmations! I really like the one about facing fears and taking on new experiences as I am always ready to take on new things and conquer fears. Thank you for sharing these affirmations! Em x

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  26. I love all of these affirmations! What a great way to start the morning! I have a list of affirmations in front of my workspace about wealth and love that I adore! A few times I day I read it and it reminds me of my goals and values. Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  27. I have always had a love-hate relationship with daily affirmations. I struggle to do them because I struggle to believe myself when I say them so it often causes inner conflict. However, these that you have shared above seem incredibly believable and relatable. I am going to start adding three of these to my morning routine and see how it feels when saying them, but I think that they would feel easier saying than most I have come across online. Thank you xoxo

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    1. I was very reluctant at first too but once I used my own (the ones I shared here) it made a lot more sense to me as a lot of affirmations seem a bit generic of airy (hope that makes sense). I wanted them to be encouraging but also a way to focus on something. I am so happy you resonate with them!

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