In the mornings, the bird’s chirp, coffee brews, and…. you’re in a rush. The alarm won’t stop ringing. Your toast has gone cold. There is extra traffic on the way to work. Mornings are tough at the best of times, but some days are worse than others.
Starting your day with an extra 10 minutes of morning affirmations gives you the strength and anxiety relief to handle everything that the day throws at you.
What are Morning Affirmations
What are morning affirmations? Morning affirmations are 10 or so minutes of chosen statements repeated in the mirror or written down. Think of them like personal mottos.
They are short, powerful statements that allow you to consciously be in control of your thoughts. An affirmation is carefully constructed to have the most impact. When you say them or think them, they become the thoughts that shape your reality.
They are chosen specifically depending on what you feel you need the most help with and they can set the tone for the rest of your day.
By saying them, or writing them, they become the thoughts that shape your reality. In this article, we have chosen three morning affirmations topics ‘Self-Love’, ‘Success’, and ‘Anxiety’.
A morning affirmation ritual can be set up quickly and effectively, and you’ll notice results after following the steps from day one. To use morning affirmations is to state positive statements and declare them as your reality.
By stating these declarations daily, you are helping your mind prioritize positivity over negativity.
Examples of Morning Affirmations
As each person in this beautiful life is different, writing affirmations in your journal can come from yourself or you can use the examples we have given in this article. Statements need to be stated in the present tense, kept simple, brief, and specific to your wants and desires.
Morning Affirmation Rituals
- Find a quiet, tranquil place
- Spend at least one minute with your eyes closed, focusing on your breathing
- Take one deep breath & smile
- Slowly and clearly state one affirmation at a time
- After stating each affirmation, allow your body to absorb the positivity
- Repeat steps 3-5, three times
- If speaking your affirmations doesn’t feel right, use a pen to write them down
A morning ritual is the most effective way to feel the true powerful nature of your morning affirmations, but you can return to your ritual at any point in the day as needed.
Self-Love Morning Affirmations
In this current day and age, we are bombarded with expectations from outside sources trying to tell us who we are and what we should look like.
There are hundreds of social media pressures on having an hourglass figure, a juicy behind, flawless skin, arched eyebrows, long hair…. The list goes on and on!
By stating self-love affirmations to yourself before you start your day, you can be sure you give yourself the love and respect you deserve, and these media pressures can fade away.
Self-love affirmations usually start with an ‘I’, leading into either a physical or self-esteem-building statement. Some examples we like to use are:
- I give love, I receive love, I am love
- I will not shrink myself for other people’s expectations
- I am enough
- I love my body and what it does for me
- I release the need to judge myself
- I forgive myself
- I have a warm and caring heart
- I deflect negatively
- I believe in myself
- I have achieved great things
Morning Affirmations for Success
A gentle reminder that each individual has different measures of success. Success has no time limit or step-by-step plan, so we like to keep our affirmations generalized across all industries.
Your success might be a monetary figure, it might mean no office, or it may mean something else entirely!
Some examples of success and abundance affirmations you can use across most industries are below:
- All success flows to me
- What I spend, comes back to me ten-fold
- I am a magnet for success
- I am not afraid of failure
- I am attracting money from all aspects of my life
- I easily create new business opportunities
- I am knowledgeable about business and business trends
- I am good at what I do
- I easily increase my income
- Clients come freely to me
Morning Affirmations for Anxiety
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. Anxiety can reveal itself in physical or mental states.
Some physical effects of anxiety include appetite changes, struggling to sleep, or shaking. Some mental effects of anxiety include depression, headaches, and dizziness.
Most people suffer from anxiety at some point in their life, however, you may feel it worse when you have a big occasion coming up – a meeting at work, a date with your lover, or issues with family.
We find that a morning affirmation ritual that includes some focus on anxiety will help your mind and your body.
Some examples of anxiety-reducing morning affirmations are below:
- I am exactly where I need to be
- I am the master of fear
- Just like before, I’ll thrive in this situation
- I am strong and can handle anything
- Who I am and what I do matters
- I choose peace
- I am balanced
- I am calm
- All is well in my world
- I trust my inner voice
Benefits of Morning Affirmations
With every day you invite these small, positive statements into your subconscious you will notice changes. Your mind will start noticing the benefits and will reflect them in your energy and your daily life.
By following a dedicated morning affirmation ritual, you will find that you will begin to handle more situations calmly and with a clearer head.
We recommend following the instructions given at the beginning of this article for at least 14 days to start seeing the benefits. It’s as simple as getting up 10 minutes earlier, you can do it from your bed if that’s best for you!
Other Morning Routine Suggestions
As you begin a morning affirmation routine, you may start to notice it getting easier as time goes on. When this starts to happen, you want to elaborate more on the mindful nature of life and start thinking about what else you can do. Some mindful additions to your routines include:
Creating a gratitude practice brings you even more within the current moment, and helps you value and note what is currently within your life.
It is another routine that will help you live a happier, more abundant, and more fulfilling life. After you have finished your 10-minute morning affirmation practice, write down three things you are grateful for in your current life. Some examples we’ve used are:
- I am grateful for my family and the love they give me
- I am grateful for my job and the financial success it gives me
- I am grateful for my home and the comfort I feel within it
Gratitude statements begin with ‘I am grateful for’. It leads into one specific part of your life that is yours, and then a reason why you are grateful for this. By acknowledging you are grateful for what the universe is already given you, you will be able to manifest more easily.
Make your bed
As two practices you have completed focuses on the mind (morning affirmations and gratitude), making your bed is a great first physical practice you can incorporate into your routine.
Normally, we find ourselves in physical activities the minute we leave our home, some of them with achievable outcomes, and some of them just as routines.
Making your bed, it is an accomplishment. You have completed it, and you can mindfully note it as a success. Plus – it is so much better to get back into at the end of the day!
When you wake up, your body will be dehydrated. Your body and your mind work together as one. If you haven’t had any water before your morning affirmations, gratitude, and making your bed, now is the time to do it!
A big glass of water will refresh your brain, then your body, and get it ready for the day ahead.
Sometimes, breakfast is hard to do mindfully. If you are busy in the morning and have managed a morning affirmation, gratitude practice plus making your bed and water, you may find you have run out of time for a nutritious breakfast.
If you have the time, a healthy breakfast will keep you going right through the craziness of any morning. However, if you don’t, try to at least have a piece of your favorite fruit before leaving the house.
What are Your Favorite Morning Affirmations?
Congratulations on your intent to create a meaningful morning routine. By completing this article, we hope that you have found some inspirational ways to start being mindful in the early hours.
Remember to start small, if you feel that you are overwhelmed, you may give up on the practice before you start seeing the benefits.
We’d love to see your comments (or your favorite fruit emoji!) on what part of the routine you are most excited to try. What are your favorite morning affirmations? What are you grateful for today?
Good luck and remember – you’ve got this!