8 Morning Affirmations You Should Say Before Getting Up

Affirmations work wonders. They calm your body, release stress and give you large doses of confidence and happiness. Especially positive affirmations first thing in the morning!


Reminder: You can still grab The Positive Affirmations for Life program with more than 4 hours of audio affirmations for 7 life situations that impact your happiness and success the most including the extended morning affirmation tracks.

First, a quick definition for affirmations because I had no idea what they were not too long ago:

Affirmations are positive thoughts and affirmative beliefs. They are in the first person present tense – me, myself and I – and you say repeat over and over to yourself. You can whisper them. You can say them loud. You can write them and read them. You can think them.

Where do you get these affirmations? You can create your own, my dear, depending on the circumstances you want to apply the affirmation for.

Or you can grab more than 300 of them for personal daily use on your mobile device in The Positive Affirmations for Life guided audio program.

Today, I have listed the most happiness-inducing and loving 8 affirmations that you should say every morning before you get out of bed. You can memorize them, you can read them from the blog here or write them down.

The reason you want to do this before you start your day is because your mind is just waking up, and it is about to set the tone of your day. Even if “you don’t feel like it.”

What you do those first 5-10 minutes can determine your mood, your energy and your happiness the rest of the morning, and even the whole day.

Affirmations start your day on the right foot. They give you the tools to handle things with ease and gentleness because you have already affirmed that you are ready for them. Your mind is poised for success and happiness and your body will follow your mind and together, you can face any kind of day.

So after you open your eyes to greet the new day, don’t jump out of bed. Lay still for 2 minutes. Breathe and wake your nasal passages and your vocal chords gently. Lay flat on your back and whisper these affirmations to yourself. Repeat each one 3 times.

8 Affirmations to Say Every Morning before Getting Up

1. I am feeling healthy and strong today.

2. I have all that I need to make this a great day of my life.

3. I have all the information I need to solve any challenges that come up today.

4. I have the knowledge to make smart decisions for myself today.

5. I make the right choices all day using my inner wisdom.

6. I am happy and content with my life.

7. I am patient and calm and greet the day with ease.

8. I am filled with gratitude and kindness for another day on this earth.


The 8-Day Morning Affirmation Challenge

The power of affirmations will blow your mind away. Affirmations, when done right, can bring peace and quiet and clarity to the most stressed mind and the most anxious heart. Don’t ask me how I know ;)!

But you have to first let go of your self-limiting beliefs first, my dear, to embrace affirmations and to enjoy the results. That’s asking for more than a half-attempt.

So before we go on, repeat this with me:

“I am willing to give affirmation a heart-felt sincere try. I am willing to be surprised and inspired by the power of my own words.”

I used to be a complete skeptic until I read Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life” and she was so gentle, so kind, and yet so persuasive that I started to play with them.

I would say a quiet affirmation here and there, and at first, I did not notice anything. Then I felt – I actually felt – getting happier with each positive affirmation.

I felt the weight of stress get lighter. I felt better for saying the affirmations, so I kept doing them.

I want to encourage you to say these affirmations every morning.

The key is to building this as a habit and make it totally natural and part of your routine. And as you know, it takes a few days to build a habit.

Join the morning affirmation 8-day challenge:

It’s super easy. Truly peace-inducing. And it takes 90 seconds – yes, I timed this by saying each affirmation 3 times – and if it can change the course of your day and make you happy and help you make good choices and great decisions, are you up for the challenge?

For 8 days, wake up every morning and repeat all 8 affirmations. You can repeat each one 3 times and move on to the next affirmation or you can say all 8 once and then repeat that process 3 times.

Oh and one more thing: Smile as you do it.

Do you want to do the guided affirmation challenge with me?

Morning-cdThen go grab The Positive Affirmations for Life program with more than 4 hours of audio affirmations for 7 life situations – including the morning affirmations – that impact your happiness and success the most, and we’ll do it together.

Share in the comments if you want to join the challenge. There is no start-stop time. Whenever you stop by here, you can start your morning challenge the next day. And one of the best ways to get your morning affirmations.

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  • Joe

    It seems I am first here Farnoosh but hope not the last. All religions have some form of morning ‘prayers’ to set up the day. Positive affirmations set the body chemistry flowing in the way of the desires. reaffirming through the day reinforces that.
    I shall start tomorrow.


    • Melly Deen

      Joe, I am here too – and I’m up for the challenge – let’s start together :)!

      • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

        Melly and Joe, glad the affirmations are jiving with both of you – the challenge is on then! We start first thing tomorrow morning :)!

  • http://LifeinZD.com Z Egloff

    Hi Farnoosh!

    I love affirmations! I’ve been using them daily for almost 30 years. Like you, I started with the work of Louise Hay. She’s amazing (and still going strong in her 80’s). There’s no better way to get your life on a positive track and align yourself with your own power and possibility. Well, there are actually lots of ways to do this, but affirmations are a particularly quick and effective method!

    Thanks for bringing attention to this powerful tool!


    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Z, it’s been a while since I have seen you – thanks for stopping over … I remember we talked about the power of affirmations a while ago…. and whatever you said, you were totally right! :)

  • http://cupidselves.com Christina

    These are great! Count me in. I always need “help” in the mornings. :-)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Christina, you are in! Let’s start tomorrow morning.

  • Jesicka

    Farnoosh! I am going to do this affirmation challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Let’s go for it, Jesicka. Starting tomorrow….

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  • Aileen

    It’s on! I’m starting in the am. :)

  • http://www.yogainspires.co.uk Ntathu Allen

    Yes. I love affirmations. And would love to be part of 8 Day Affirmation Circle. When I say my morning in bed affirmations place one hand on sacral chakra (navel area) other on heart centre and send love to self. Nice knowin

  • http://www.yogainspires.co.uk Ntathu Allen

    Opps..nice connecting with others doing practice. Thanks Farnoosh. Group hug:-)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi Ntathu, mutual love on the affirmations and thank you for the hand placement suggestion – I love it….. Sweet addition.

  • http://Www.lifeohm.com Monica Bourgeau

    Farnoosh – I love this challenge. I like to use affirmations too but often forget so this will be very helpful. Thank you :)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Monica, it’s wonderful to have you in on this – you live and breathe affirmations anyway with a website like Life Ohm :)!

  • http://www.studio139software.com Bruce

    Excellent, as usual – I’m in!

    • Jackie

      Great suggestion and I am starting tomorrow morning.
      I also liked the hand placement on the Chakras.
      Thank you Farnoosh and Wendy!!

      • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

        Wonderful Jackie and bruce…. I am going to add the hand placements too – I’ve done it during meditation and it has magical powers…..

  • http://urbanchurch.tv Bryan Thompson

    Hi Farnoosh! It’s been a while but I hope you’re well!

    Number 8:
    8. I am filled with gratitude for another day on this earth.

    If that one alone were most of our initial thoughts upon waking up, we would find life going our way much more. We would find peace and comfort and energy. There is POWER in gratitude. :) Thanks for posting 8! :)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Bryan, how have you been? Nice to see you. I LOVE #8 too. Thank you for dropping by – hope you’ve been doing well.

  • http://www.workingmystic.com Nneka, Working Mystic

    Farnoosh, I love the challenge!

    I also love Louise’s approach to affirmations. Her affirmations are believable and heart felt. It’s not like, “I am rich and happy.” Although, not a bad affirmation, it really causes you to stretch and splatter.

    Her gentle, I love and approve of myself, healed so much for me.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Nneka, what a lovely surprise to keep seeing your beautiful words. If we share the love of Louise Hay, then we are like sisters :)!

      • http://www.workingmystic.com Nneka, Working Mystic

        We are Farnoosh:-) I’d been using affirmations for years before Louise (I feel like I’m on a first name basis with her). They were really more like statements to convince myself. The Louise Hay affirmations were the first that really resonated with my sou.d

  • Rajiv

    Hi Farnoosh,
    Thank you for the wonderful and extremely refreshing affirmations. I have been on an anti-anxiety medication for the last 6 months [nothing has changed; only exercise and meditation is helping, plus daily visits to your blog]. Recently, I stopped taking the medication because I don’t wish to be dependent on drugs. Natural living and healing is a better option. I am trying your meditation methods, and hope that I don’t have to take those meds again. Already, I feel less tired, more motivated, and less anxious. More power to you!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hello Rajiv, I am honored to have you visit this space – tell me, what topics in the future would help you? I love to accommodate my readers…. Holistic healing will do you much good and I am so glad you are moving in that direction. Meditation too – FYI, I love those guided tracks I mentioned if you need some good ones: Inner peace meditation tracks.

      • Rajiv

        Thanks Farnoosh. I am honored to have you as a guide. I will look into the meditation tracks you have recommended. I am changing diets this month, adding more delicious Mediterranean food, and limited processed foods. Thanks for the inspiration. [And your cheerful smiling face].

        • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

          It all sounds wonderful, Rajiv … especially the Mediterranean bit ;)!

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  • Ghislaine

    I am starting tomorrow morning August 7th, the day after the new moon. And I plan on doing this until the full moon.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Ghislaine, how did the morning affirmations work out for you, dear? :) Thanks for stopping by.

  • Anne

    A bit late to the game, however I will start tomorrow!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Anne, it’s the perfect time to join – so how did you fare? :) Hope they are making your days brighter.

      • Anne

        I wasn’t able to repeat the affirmations you recommended each morning because I tend to wake up while it is still dark, and I don’t like to turn on the light to wake others up, so I make up my own. We went on vacation during this time, so I’m sure that helped as well, however I’ve been having some wonderful, gratitude-filled days.

        • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

          Anne, you can make up your own affirmations – that’s how wonderful they are. And it’s lovely to hear of your results. Thanks for sharing :) !

  • Love&Light

    I Love Louise Haye! I bought that book a couple of years ago and it has helped me so much! I have found that lately I am not doing my affirmations regularly. Thank you so much for bringing it back to me. I am up for the challenge! Have a wonderful day! :)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      I know what you mean – we need to repeat repeat and repeat some more until it becomes second nature. Starting today is perfect. I’ll start again with you too, Love&Light.

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  • Joannne

    On day 4. Each morning I have almost skipped, feeling to pressed for time etc, then decided to do. Making a difference already. I too love # 8. Thanks for a great idea.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Joanne, I have been lazy too lately – pure confession. So let’s start over. It’s a work in progress :) Glad you are doing them though.

  • Jan

    After a very difficult year of change I have come to realize I need time to heal. I found myself here at your morning affirmations and recognize them as just the step I need. I look forward to starting tomorrow, replacing my usual morning feelings of dread.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Jan, yes let go of feelings of dread. Instead, fill yourself with positive affirmations especially first thing in the morning. I hope they have been helpful. Thanks for sharing your insights.

  • http://www.smallbusinessgal.com/ Vicky Lyashenko

    Affirmations are the core to a beautiful day! I keep experiencing this and it has made such a huge difference in my life! I find a very similar correlation with my husband. If I always think about how amazing he is, focus on the positive things and praise him for them – my husband is so perfect in my eyes! (And we all know nobody’s perfect!) same with life – when you focus on the good that you do have, it will give you a better, positive perspective on life as well as attract the positive outcomes! Such a wonderful post, Farnoosh! You write so beautifully! <3

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Oh Vicky, I am delighted to see your beautiful face here. I can’t agree more! Mine is pretty perfect in my eyes too …. the more I think of him as you said in his positive light, the less I see the negative side. Thank you so much for bringing your light here, Vicky. :)

  • mbuso

    Please count me in think am gonna love this.

  • Debbie

    I am ready to give rhe morning affirmations a try. The 8 day challenge

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Sweet – how did the 8 day challenge pan out, Debbie?

  • Debbie

    I am ready to give rhe morning affirmations a try.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Wonderful Debbie – happy to have you onboard….

  • Lily

    Good morning Farnoosh thank you very much for your great article I really love to used positive affirmation for my self:-)when I saw your article that make me more exiting….:-) have a wonderful day a head I wait for your next article :-)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Dear Lily, you are most welcome. I hope you try the affirmations and get lots of good vibes and energy from them.

  • Amanda

    Hi there,
    The first thing i noticed about this article is that it is about affirmations and you have the word “should” in there…..For me that has a negative connotation…just a thought

    maybe “could”

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Dear Amanda, astute observation – you are right. I prefer “could” too. Thanks for pointing it out and I hope you still try to morning affirmations. Thanks for sharing your insights. Come back anytime please.

  • http://changing-outlooks.com Uma

    Hi Farnoosh, I started my affirmations when I read Louise’s book and what a difference it has made. I have also started implementing the morning affirmations you have mentioned. I would like to share with all the readers here that I was able to overcome a malignant tumour problem more with an affirmative approach to life than just the medication part…it was a 90:10 ratio for me. Here’s to more power for people like Louise & you who help others heal themselves! Thank you!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi Uma, I am so happy affirmations have proven to be such a positive force into your life. Louise is an angel, and I’m delighted to have found her. Thanks for sharing your insights here, Uma. Glad this was helpful :)!

  • Stephen

    I am so glad I came across your post! I am starting right away and feel better already. Sometimes it’s too easy to let the negative chatterbox take over especially in the morning. I know that these will keep that bad voice at bay!

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Hello Stephen, sorry for late reply – I had to migrate my website and had some down time but back online now. Did you hush that negative chatterbox yet? Hope so!

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  • lana

    Barely awake, I just read your page. Slowly assimilating How to Start Day. This is a challenge I need to embrace…and reread several times.. thank you for the suggestions, pray they are successful..

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Hi Iana, sorry for late reply here, my blog was migrating to a new site, and thank you so much for your words. Did you keep doing the morning affirmations?

  • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

    Lisa, they do feel good and I hope you continue using them. Thank you for your lovely thoughts.

  • Jane Perry

    I am going to do this it will be a positve way to start the day thank you Will start tomorrow.

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Did you do it @disqus_eGtnt8ZzC8:disqus? I hope you had great results.

  • Lisa Taylor

    Just completed Day 3. I got out of bed and did the affirmations on the sofa after taking meds and Advil because the cold’s worsened my RA flare and getting up and moving was necessary. Still, repeating these statements puts a new spin on the pain. I know that in a few weeks I’ll see my old rheumie doctor again after a year now that I’ve wonderful new health insurance. He and his lovely staff will begin the process of getting me into remission again. And I’m being proactive–meditation, yoga, rebounding, oil pulling, and waterpuring starting soon–in lifting my mood and using the pain as motivation to eat and treat my body better than ever. One of my favorite philosophers, Montaigne, had a positive outlook on pain: “With pain, how would we appreciate the lack of it?” Indeed. Peace to you this morning.

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Thank you for sharing how you are doing, @disqus_8qzFeiNRlQ:disqus I am very very proud of you – it’s not easy to stick to the affirmations but you are truly taking it seriously. Peace back to you this morning and every morning. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa Taylor

    Day 5. “I am patient and calm and greet the day with ease.” It’s been hard to “greet the day with ease” waking up in pain. But I stretch gently, say my morning greetings to my cats (and plants; sounds silly but they’ve names and they clean the air and are family, too), give each one attention, put on layers (it’s cold!) and make my way out to the living room and kitchen. These rituals take my mind off the pain and do help me ease into the day. I’m doing the “forgiving” affirmations daily, too. Women, especially, have a hard time saying positive things about themselves, and letting go of guilt when we forgive others so easily. I do, at least. Peace.

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      You are a resilient and beautiful person @disqus_8qzFeiNRlQ:disqus and stronger than me if you are dealing with the pains with such positivity. Have you checked out our complaint-free group? It’s a challenge I stared in November and it just took off. Love to have you join us: http://www.prolificliving.com/lessons-complaint-free-month/

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  • James

    I’m suffering from clinical depression and anxiety and I feel after 2 days of non sleep I am slipping into the self critical, self pity, what’s the point guilt ridden mindset that got me hospitalised, I stumbled upon this site and I am going to give it my all with the 8 day challenge, thank you for sharing and giving us the opportunity to change our mindsets.


    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      @disqus_j8YoJy52wB:disqus I am so glad you are giving yourself a chance to do better, to feel better, to have hope that life is worth living and that you are worthy of happiness. Please stick to the affirmations and tell me how you get on!

  • Carol Cook

    What a wonderful experiment! I plan on diving into this completely! I put the affirmations in my Google calendar each day for the next 8 days, starting today. My calendar is attached to my phone, so I’ll get reminders to do this early in the morning before my brain gets filled with too many busy thoughts. I am going to do my best to stay open to all the possibilities this brings. I am grateful for the chance to share the results with others and will be back after 8 days to report on the wonderful things I’m sure are going to happen. I’m already smiling! Thank you Farnoosh!

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Hi @disqus_VQlBDFPDfV:disqus, welcome to the experiment. I wish you the very best and I can’t wait to hear how you get on. Smile and keep doing it. I’ll see you after 8 days now- don’t forget to report back, Carol.

  • Geraldine

    I am a junior in college getting ready for the new semester to start. I decided to start with bedtime affirmations and I slept soundly instead of waking up every other anxious for the new day. I started these this morning and I cant stop smiling. Thank you so much for writing this article. Im only on day 1 out of 8, but I already feel the day flying.

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      @Geraldine What a beautiful name you have and oh I remember my college days – I wish I had this tool then. Use it use it well and don’t let the habit go, and you’ll be amazed by how well your days will go. Makes me smile here too :)!

  • Karen Hand

    I have just discovered affirmations while looking for self help ways to deal with my depression. I plan to write these affirmations in a special note book with my favourite pen, every morning. I’m feeling really excited about it. Thank you for this great list. Karen

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Great to hear this @disqus_sE0tbOxApt:disqus and I do trust this will help you. Please use them daily though – give it a week to 10 days and see if you notice a difference.

  • nononsense57

    So I’ve done these for more than 8 days and wow! The increased awareness has led to more steps, which in turn helps me feel like I am making progress. I have turned some of these into active incantations (following Tony Robbins’ advice),,and that makes them ever more powerful. I have learned that LOA is very much at play, as I have manifested situations into my life through purposeful thinking and ‘dreaming’…what I have finally figured out (thanks largely to the last few days of doing this affirmations) is that everything I ever ‘wanted’ was connected to a deeper desire to relieve stress and strain. I wanted more money to relieve financial strain, more love to relieve emotional strain,,etc….Well,,thankfully it has dawned on me that I am the ONLY being that can relieve my own strain. I cause it,,I can relieve it!

    What a relief! I really mean it. The strain is gone and will not come back because there is no room for that energy (which takes up a lot of emotional space for me).

    It has been replaced with love, and confidence, and the knowledge that I KNOW how to offset it and relieve it if I ever feel it again.

    What joy! Thank you, Farnoosh!

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      @nononsense57:disqus I couldn’t be happier to hear this. You are very welcome – yes they do work and I love that you sound so in charge and focused on the power of positivity. Keep them up and use them as a tool to bring you back to center if you ever drift off – I know I do. All the best :)

    • Miss T

      Can I ask what active incantations are?

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  • Miss T

    I love this site! I found it while searching for positive affirmations and this has all I need from morning til night. I just finished and intensive outpatient program because my depression and anxiety had gotten so out of control I
    couldn’t even be at work. The program was wonderful; I learned many coping skills which I use along with things that I have found for myself. I think I’ve been using these affirmations for at least four or five days and can definitely feel a positive change within myself! My thoughts are overwhelmingly positive and at the very least they are neutral or not negative. I have passed the site I wanted to friends who I think could benefit as well. Thank you for putting yourself out there to help other people because you helped me make a huge change in my life!!

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Great to hear you are enjoying this @disqus_J0okm8iSq4:disqus You can also grab my confidence book which helps you manage those thoughts so much better: https://gumroad.com/l/confidence-guide

  • Brenda Chambers

    I am going to do the affirmations as well as take care of issues with my health. I will let go of the fear that something more is going to happen with my health and believe that I am well, no matter what is going on with my health.

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      All the best @disqus_opKDfRIUPF:disqus I hope they bring you much health and peace.

      • Brenda Chambers

        Thanks so much Peace

  • frank

    how do i get started with the challenge?

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Frank: You just start doing the affirmations on your own for 8 days in a row.

  • Sharon

    A woman shared this with the stress coping/aromatherapy group that i attend. I start them this morning… I will keep you updated The synchronicity happening in my life now is showing me i am on the right path. Thank You!>3

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Thanks so much for letting me know – delighted to hear it’s being shared, @disqus_nrlKTuJMed:disqus Have you seen my new articles on Positive Affirmations for Women.

      • Sharon

        Well I am a believer… It was hard to break normal routine in morn I had to put the paper right next to my head lol… Staying positive is getting easier and easier…Thank You for this

  • Hyacinth Glover

    Thanks Farnoosh! I have a lot of anxiety in the morning and today I felt so much better after repeating this. Im going to try the 8 day challenge too.

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      Excellent for you @hyacinthglover:disqus ! The affirmations are like therapy you can give yourself (and not cost you a penny!).

  • Melissa A

    At 56, found myself starting ALL over. Have learned Never Say Never. Found this at a most trying time. Will put my heart into this. Thank you!

    • http://www.prolificliving.com/blog Farnoosh

      @disqus_9yyGUnJygc:disqus I hope that you have more love and peace in your heart now :)