50 Morning Affirmations to Help Start Your Day with Gratitude, Healing & Happiness

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You know those morning when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Whether you got a crappy night’s sleep or you’re stressed about a meeting in a few hours, you’re just not feeling it. One way to turn things around? Morning affirmations, or positive statements or phrases you say to yourself (or out loud) in order to promote a positive outlook. Below, 50 morning affirmations that will help you start your day on the right foot—plus, how affirmations work in the first place. 

What Are Affirmations?

As NYC-based neuropsychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez told us last spring, “Affirmations are positive statements or phrases that are repeated regularly with the aim of changing negative thoughts and behavior patterns into positive ones.” When used consistently, these positive statements can “change negative self-talk, boost self-esteem, challenge self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors, and promote overall well-being.”

What Are the Benefits of Morning Affirmations?

Though it might feel silly at first to repeat a phrase (or several) to yourself every morning, morning affirmations can actually have a positive impact on your life. In fact, research—like this 2016 study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience—has confirmed that affirmations can have a positive impact on mental and emotional health over time. A separate 2013 study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that people can actually boost their ability to solve problems under pressure by using self-affirmation (which could include repeating morning affirmations). The point is, looking at yourself in the mirror and repeating, “I am on my way to becoming the best version of myself,” every day could actually, you know, lead to you becoming the best version of yourself.

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Affirmations for Gratitude

morning affirmations im grateful to be alive

1. I am grateful to be alive.

morning affirmations i have so much to be thankful for

2. I have so much to be thankful for.

morning affirmations i am surrounded

3. I am surrounded by love and positivity.

morning affirmations im grateful for all my body can do

4. I’m grateful for all that my body can do.

morning affirmations i am learning valuable lessons every day

5. I am learning valuable lessons every day.

morning affirmations i am safe and cared fo

6. I am safe and cared for.

morning affirmations i am exactly where i need to be

7. I am exactly where I need to be.

morning affirmations life is good1

8. Life is good.

morning affirmations i am supported

9. I am supported.

morning affirmations i know my worth

10. I know my worth.

Affirmations for Healing

morning affirmations i love myself

11. I love myself.

morning affirmations i am capable

12. I am capable of loving and being loved.

morning affirmations i am strong

13. I am strong.

morning affirmations i have the strength

14. I have the strength to overcome obstacles.

morning affirmations i am at peace

15. I am at peace.

morning affirmations i trust in my ability

16. I trust in my ability to cope with whatever comes my way.

morning affirmations i dont have to be perfect

17. I don’t have to be perfect to be worthy.

morning affirmations i have experienced challenges

18. I have experienced challenges, but they have made me resilient.

morning affirmations its ok to take a break

19. It’s OK to take a break.

morning affirmations its ok to ask for help

20. It’s OK to ask for help.

Morning Affirmations for Happiness

morning affirmations i am happy and healthy

21. I am happy and healthy.

morning affirmations today is going to be a great day

22. Today is going to be a great day.

morning affirmations today i will focus

23. Today I will focus on what makes me feel good.

morning affirmations i love being me

24. I love being me.

morning affirmations my life is beautiful

25. My life is beautiful.

morning affirmations i give myself the care

26. I give myself the care I deserve.

morning affirmations i feel beautiful

27. I feel beautiful inside and out.

morning affirmations i love myself unconditionally

28. I love myself unconditionally.

morning affirmations my presence is enjoyed

29. My presence is enjoyed by those around me.

morning affirmations i deserve a lifetime

30. I deserve a lifetime of happiness and joy.

Affirmations for Abundance

morning affirmations good things are coming

31. Good things are coming.

morning affirmations i am on my way

32. I am on my way to becoming the best version of myself.

morning affirmations today is a new beginning

33. Today is a new beginning.

morning affirmations today will be prospeorous

34. Today will be prosperous.

morning affirmations i attract success

35. I attract success.

morning affirmations i am open to receiving

36. I am open to receiving unexpected opportunities.

morning affirmations the past doesnt

37. The past doesn’t dictate the future.

morning affirmations im filled with the energy

38. I’m filled with the energy of abundance.

morning affirmations i am grateful for the abundance

39. I’m grateful for the abundance that I have and the abundance that’s on its way.

morning affirmations i am worthy of great things

40. I am worthy of great things.

Affirmations for Energy

morning affirmations my body is powerful

41. My body is powerful.

i am full of energy

42. I am full of energy.

morning affirmations i am rested

43. I’m rested and ready for the day.

morning affirmations i am ready to take

44. I am ready to take on whatever comes my way.

morning affirmations i am allowed

45. I am allowed to take up space.

morning affirmations i know how to reenergize

46. I know how to re-energize myself when needed.

morning affirmations each breath i take

47. Each breath I take energizes and aligns me.

morning affirmations i can make a positive impact

48. I can make a positive impact on peoples’ lives.

morning affirmations i am surrounded

49. I am surrounded by positive energy.

morning affirmations the more enthusiasm

50. The more enthusiasm I feel, the more energy I have.

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...