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150 Morning Affirmations for a Great Start to the Day

One way to begin your day with a burst of positive energy and take on your goals with confidence is to start it with morning affirmations. These are simply positive statements that you tell yourself every morning to motivate, encourage, and inspire yourself in a particular direction. 

You might wonder - why should I make morning affirmations? Do affirmations work? Whether you're a morning person or not, starting your day with positive morning affirmations is a great way to dispel negative thoughts and reprogram your mind toward positive thinking. 

In this article, you'll learn all you need to know about morning affirmations, including various examples you can try out every day.

The Science Behind Positive Affirmations 

Is there a science behind making positive affirmations? Interestingly, there is. Neuroscientific research aimed at finding out the human brain's reaction to positive affirmations revealed that self-affirmations lighten up your brain's reward pathway.

When your brain receives positive words and affirmations, it interprets them as pleasurable experiences and lights up your neural pathways in response. The brain then makes adjustments toward those good things that create feelings of happiness.

How does this all work? Your brain naturally creates shortcuts that lead to cognitive biases1. These cognitive biases include: 

  • Observational Selection Bias: Have you ever bought something and noticed it every day after that? Observational selection bias is a tendency for your brain to catch more of something that it has noticed. 
  • Confirmation Bias: This is a tendency to pay attention to information that confirms your ideas or beliefs. We see this play out in various areas of our life, like politics and religion. 
  • The Dunning Kruger Effect: This is a tendency for novices to overestimate their skills and for experts to underestimate their skills.

Self- Affirmations intercept these cognitive biases for your benefit. It teaches your brain to think differently and see the world from a different perspective. As you repeat these affirmations, your brain notices what it takes to achieve those goals or dreams - or simply what it takes to have an amazing day. This is the reason a positive attitude works well.

Related: For more positivity, check out our A-Z of positive words.

Why Are Morning Affirmations Important? 

According to a researcher from Queen's University, the average person thinks around 6000 thoughts every day2. Depending on how you are wired, some or most of your thoughts might be negative. We might also encounter experiences that trigger a pool of negative thoughts or anxiety throughout the day. These thoughts can lower your inner confidence and create self-doubt. This is where positive morning affirmations become important. 

Repeating these affirmations makes them sink into your subconscious mind. Your brain believes those repeated words, and you become what you say over time. Self-affirmation improves your self-esteem and helps you overcome obstacles as you push toward your goals in life. It also helps to reduce adverse stress levels.

Self-affirmation improves your mindset and attracts positive experiences like joy, peace, hope, and success. Making those positive affirmations in the morning gives you a positive attitude that helps you kick-start your day on the right foot. So why wait? You can make your morning affirmations as soon as you wake up or perhaps while having a cup of morning tea. 

How to Practice Morning Affirmations

To get the most out of it, it is important to make it a routine. Your morning affirmations outline who you want to become and the new values and habits you want to have. Set out a time in the morning to focus and repeat those affirmations until they become a part of the best version of yourself.

Here are a few simple steps to help you practice your morning affirmations: 

  • Take out a journal and write your morning affirmations. Reading your affirmations from your journal helps your brain focus on those words.
  • Start with a few minutes every morning. 
  • Slowly repeat your morning affirmations as many times as you can. Make sure these are positive statements you believe. You could also stand in front of the mirror to make eye contact with yourself.
  • Make this a constant routine. Try not to skip days.
  • Be patient with yourself and go at your own pace.
  • Say them with heart and emotion, like you really mean it.
  • Review your progress in those areas of affirmation. How are you feeling? Do you see things in a more positive light? 

150 Morning Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence & Productivity 

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​​We have curated a list of 150 short morning affirmations you can try out to boost your confidence and productivity. You can take out your journal and write the affirmation or affirmations that resonate well with you. 

Morning Affirmations for Self-Confidence

Some experiences can create negative beliefs about ourselves. This can create a lack of self-confidence and even affect our mental health. Morning affirmations are a great way to improve your confidence and consciously imbibe positive thought patterns. 

Here are a few morning affirmations to improve your self-confidence and set yourself up for a good day: 

  1. I am always confident
  2. Today is a great day
  3. I am proud of who I am and all I have achieved
  4. I am a wonderful person, valuable and unique
  5. I believe in myself 
  6. I forgive and accept myself 
  7. I have a mindset of abundance 
  8. I am in control of my feelings 
  9. I will surround myself with positive people 
  10. I deserve joy, happiness, and success
  11. I live a life full of gratitude
  12. I enjoy the wonderful moments in my life 
  13. I respect myself 
  14. I am at peace with myself
  15. I look forward to a positive future
  16. I deserve good things
  17. I am free of self-criticism 
  18. I am calm and courageous 
  19. I am growing into greater versions of myself 
  20. I trust my intuitions 
  21. I am intentional about my happiness 
  22. I am not afraid of change 
  23. I wake up feeling grateful for life 
  24. I am loved and appreciated 
  25. I enjoy the present moment
  26. I feel strong today  
  27. I love who I am becoming 
  28. I don't need people to prove my self-worth
  29. I have control over my life 
  30. I am excited to discover fresh paths
  31. I am bold and brave 
  32. I have people who love and inspire me 
  33. What I desire will become a reality 
  34. I am more than enough 
  35. I attract only the best of things 
  36. I am energized for the entire day

For further reading, check out our rundown on the health benefits of mindfulness which you can use are part of your morning routine to further aid in starting the day in the best possible way.

And if you're looking to start a journal as a great place to jot down your thoughts and favorite affirmations, we've got a list of 110 Journal Prompts to complement the morning affirmations we've compiled here. 

Morning Affirmations for Confidence in Your Abilities

Here are a few daily affirmations to help you become more confident in your abilities throughout your journey of personal growth:

  1. I have an intelligent mind
  2. I am full of great ideas 
  3. I am creative
  4. I am confident in my abilities 
  5. I can create a positive change in my world
  6. I believe I can be successful at whatever I do.  
  7. I have what it takes to succeed 
  8. I learn from my failures 
  9. I celebrate the small wins
  10. I make smart decisions 
  11. I am a competent person
  12. I develop my gifts and talents through knowledge 
  13. I take up challenges and new opportunities 
  14. I am living to my fullest potential 
  15. I stretch myself beyond my comfort zone
  16. I don't let my failures define me
  17. I am capable of so much more
  18. I am passionate about self-improvement 
  19. I am living a life of purpose 
  20. I attract success 

Morning Affirmations for Body Confidence 

Do you feel not so confident in your body? Here are a few morning affirmations to boost your body confidence, well being and foster self love:

  1. I feel healthy
  2. I practice self-care 
  3. I love and accept my body's imperfections
  4. I am a beautiful person
  5. I adore my body and soul just the way it is 
  6. I feel good about my body
  7. I am learning to love my body
  8. I am confident in my skin
  9. My body works for me 
  10. Not everyone will like my body, and that is okay 
  11. I feed my body with what it needs to stay healthy
  12. I don't compare my body with others 
  13. I treat my body with love and self respect 
  14. I don't overwork my body 
  15. I make the healthy choices my body deserves
  16. I won't let the media define my body looks
  17. My body is my biggest gift 
  18. I let others love me
  19. I will forever appreciate my body
  20. When I look in the mirror, I see someone to be grateful for 

Morning Affirmations to Increase Your Productivity 

Start the day feeling energized and ready to take on your goals with positive morning affirmations. Here's a list of morning affirmations and topics related to getting things done you can try out to increase your productivity every day. 

Morning Affirmations for Motivation 

Here's a list of morning affirmations to help you stay motivated as you pursue your goals: 

  1. I am always motivated 
  2. I make proactive decisions 
  3. I am passionate about my work 
  4. I produce incredible results 
  5. I enjoy taking up challenges 
  6. I am dedicated 
  7. I am a high achiever 
  8. I practice self-care daily 
  9. I wake up every morning feeling refreshed 
  10. I hold myself accountable for my commitments 
  11. I love working hard 
  12. I am a diligent person 
  13. I review my progress daily 
  14. I delegate tasks to maximize my productivity 
  15. I am organized 
  16. I use tools that help me stay productive 
  17. I ask for help when I'm stuck on a particular task 
  18. I am result oriented 
  19. I will take action now!
  20. I get my job done in the most effective way
  21. I am a professional and approach my work as one
  22. I have a healthy work ethic 
  23. I am an effective team player 
  24. My mindset attracts more abundance
  25. I am a disciplined person
  26. I am a go-getter
  27. I am open to new opportunities 
  28. I work with full concentration
  29. I do not belittle my progress
  30. I am not a perfectionist 
  31. I make mistakes and learn from them
  32. I accept healthy criticism 
  33. I am growing and improving myself, learning new lessons, every day 
  34.  I attract success and happiness
  35. I am consistent and productive 
  36. I start and complete my projects 

Looking for more inspiration to improve your motivation? Check out our selection of quotes related to motivation to be inspired by the optimism of what others say about getting going and keeping going. 

Morning Affirmations for Time Management 

Here's a list of a few morning affirmations to help you manage your time and increase your productivity: 

  1. I maximize my time doing productive activities
  2. I start my tasks when I need to
  3. I am becoming more efficient
  4. I produce significant results within an allocated time 
  5. I plan my whole day effectively 
  6. I use my time wisely 
  7. I understand that time lost can not be recovered
  8. I am in control of my time
  9. I schedule my time in advance 
  10. I consistently improve my time management skills 
  11. I am a punctual person
  12. I focus on completing the tasks at hand 
  13. I prioritize important tasks for the day 
  14. I avoid procrastination 
  15. Every minute of my day is productive 
  16. I make a to-do list every morning
  17. I complete all tasks on my to-do list 
  18. I give time to what is important to me 
  19. I set out time to take care of myself 
  20. I value people's time 

Morning Affirmations for Achieving Your Goals 

Here's a list of a few positive affirmations to help you achieve your goals and prosperity: 

  1. I pursue my goals with enthusiasm.
  2. I take action150-morning towards my dreams
  3. I block out things that distract me from my goals
  4. I create realistic goals 
  5. I accomplish whatever goals I set
  6. My goals align with my dream life 
  7. I only surround myself with people who line up with my goals 
  8. My dreams are coming to pass
  9. I am moving up in my business/career
  10. I achieve my goals with ease 
  11. I dare to pursue my dreams 
  12. I make daily progress 
  13. I am committed to living a life of purpose and direction
  14. I am moved by faith and not fears 
  15.  I attract the resources I need to achieve my goals 
  16.  I will live out who I envision myself to be 
  17. I won't stop chasing my goals and dreams
  18.  My efforts will one day translate to success 

Related: This selection of success quotes might also inspire your to smash your goals. And our Friday quotes share the sense of anticipation for the weekend ahead once those goals have been met.


Morning affirmations offer a great number of benefits. You can start each day with a positive state of mind and abundant energy to take on your goals. The idea of making positive affirmations is to change your perspective so you can take action with each new day. You can turn negative thoughts and beliefs into positive ones. 

Morning affirmations also improve how you see yourself and see the world. You can try out some of these affirmations today. Remember to make your morning routine one that includes positive affirmations and be patient with yourself. 


Sabrina Polansky, Tom Rieger (2020, October) Cognitive Biases: Causes, Effects, and Implications for Effective Messaging


Anne Craig (2020, July 13) Discovery of ‘thought worms’ opens a window to the mind. Queen’s University Canada.

By Jennifer Okafor, BSc.

Jen’s a passionate environmentalist and sustainability expert. With a science degree from Babcock University Jen loves applying her research skills to craft editorial that connects with our global changemaker and readership audiences centered around topics including zero waste, sustainability, climate change, and biodiversity.

Elsewhere Jen’s interests include the role that future technology and data have in helping us solve some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

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