All too often, we find ourselves starting the day overwhelmed, in a rush, and dreading the never-ending list of things on our daily to-do list.
But what if there was a way to do the opposite, and start the day feeling positive, confident, and motivated instead?
That's where morning affirmations come in.
It may sound too good to be true, but this simple daily practice can change your entire outlook.
We'll explain everything you need to know about morning affirmations, how to practice them, and give you 35 examples to get started.
So, first thing's first... What even are morning affirmations?
Kind of like it sounds, morning affirmations are a way to affirm yourself every morning.
An "affirmation" is a positive statement that that reflects an important reminder you need. For example, if you've been feeling down or depressed, you may try an affirmation like "I am deserving of good things and trust better days are ahead for me."
Think of it like choosing to replace a negative thought with a more positive one.
At first, it may seem silly, or even a little inauthentic to use affirmations if you're more accustomed to getting stuck in negative thoughts.
But don't let that deter you! Positive thinking can be crazy powerful, all thanks to something called the law of attraction.
The law of attraction is the idea that if we choose to believe in positive outcomes, we attract positive things to our lives.
Put simply, when you replace your negative thoughts with more positive ones, you set yourself up better for success in all areas of your life.
By taking on that more positive perspective every day, you may be surprised at how much can change in your life.
Morning affirmations can help you improve your relationship with yourself through positive self-talk. By learning how to lift yourself up, you're less likely to let outside factors - like the daily stresses of work, school, or relationships - bring you down.
Not to mention, with a new unshakable sense of inner confidence empowering you, there's no limit to what you can achieve! It's a great way to bring you closer to your goals AND feel great at the same time.
Give morning affirmations a try if:
There are all kinds of creative ways to practice morning affirmations. Here are some of our favorites.
If you struggle with stress or lack of motivation in the mornings, morning affirmations are a great way to start the day off on a better foot.
Affirmations are helpful, positive statements about yourself. By repeating and meditating on these positive statements, you replace negative thoughts with more positive ones.
Over time, this can help you feel more confident, empowered, and energized taking on each day's challenges.
You can practice affirmations by repeating them aloud, posting them around your living space, or writing them down in a journal.
And if you need any support in your journey to reframe negative thoughts? The Jour app has your back. Our daily journaling prompts are specifically designed to help you change your mindset for the better - so you can have better days, every day.