Morning Affirmations: 97 Good Affirmations for the Morning
What are morning affirmations and how do you use them to start your day on the right foot? Here we'll share some good morning affirmations to use daily.
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Are you trying to find a habit to help you start your day on the right foot? Do you wish you had an easier time thinking positively? And do you want some morning affirmations that will make you feel good AND help change your brain? Then check out these morning affirmations to start (or grow) your morning affirmation practice.
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What Are Morning Affirmations?
Morning affirmations are phrases or statements that we say to ourselves to focus our minds on more positive outcomes. The theory is that repeating positive affirmations can help shift our mindset in ways that help us more easily manifest the life we want, and there is some evidence to support this (Paulhus & Coue, 1993; Critcher, Dunning, & Armor, 2010).
At the most basic level, our brains can learn to think in new ways—a concept known as neuroplasticity (Demarin & Morovic, 2014). And practicing thinking in these new ways—for example when we use affirmations—may be one way to shift our brains to thinking in those new ways. Research on related topics like optimism, positive thinking, and growth mindset further support the idea that shifting our thinking in positive ways is likely good for us, especially since we tend to have a negativity bias—or a tendency to focus more on the negative things. All this is to say that affirmations may be a useful tool—a tool which is probably most effective when combined with other research-based happiness-boosting tools.
How to Do Morning Affirmations
Morning affirmations can be a pretty simple habit to start. Each morning when you wake up just take a few minutes to repeat some phrases. Here some other tips to help you get started:
Good Morning Affirmations to Start With
Here are a few of my favorite affirmations to get you started. See if any of these resonate with you.
Morning Affirmations From YouTube
Listening to affirmations and repeating them can be a helpful way to start building this skill when you don't yet know which kinds of morning affirmations are the right fit for you. Luckily, there are lots of great morning affirmation videos on YouTube. Here are a few to check out:
Video: 'I Am' Morning Affirmations
Video: Positive Morning Affirmations
Video: Powerful 'I Am' Morning Affirmations for Women
'I Am' Morning Affirmations
If you watched any of the morning affirmation videos on YouTube, you may have noticed that many of them use 'I am' at the beginning of their affirmations. If this is a style that seems like a good fit for you, here are some more 'I am' morning affirmations to try.
Morning Affirmations for Success
Louise Hay Morning Affirmations
Louise Hay was a motivational author and the founder of Hay House. She is also known for her inspiring affirmations. So here are some Louise Hay affirmations to check out.
Video: Louise Hay's Morning Affirmation Meditation
Morning Affirmations for Anxiety
Morning Affirmations for Women
Morning Affirmations for Men
Morning Affirmations for Kids
A Few More Powerful Morning Affirmations
More Articles to Help You With Your Morning Affirmations
Here are some more articles that may help you grow your affirmation habit and boost your positivity.
Starting a morning affirmation practice can be an easy and fun way to start shifting your mindset. But, it's important to keep in mind that affirmations take time and that they are not magic—they are not a tool for wishing all your dreams come true. Rather, they are a tool for helping you change the way you think. If we use them wisely, they can help us a great deal.