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!
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, depending on the circumstances you want to apply the affirmation for.
You can create affirmations for any situation. For instance, check out these 50 affirmations for women to help you deal with aging and your body.
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.
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.
Are you up for the challenge?
One resource that can help you tremendously during this challenge is the ReAwakening meditation program, which I use and love dearly!
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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