Morning affirmations are a great way to start the day off right. When people ask what the best day is for affirmations and manifestation, the correct answer is whatever works best for them. However, when people answer based on personal experience, including myself, they say first thing in the morning.
So what’s so great about the morning? Well, for most people that don’t struggle to get to work on time, it’s one part of the day that you can rely on as being distraction free. Even if that’s not the case right now, the morning is something you have control over. Set the alarm for a few minutes before, or go to bed a little earlier. As long as it doesn’t result in you not getting enough sleep, a morning routine is easy enough to extend for most people!
How to Do Morning Affirmations
The best way to do morning affirmations is to prepare in advance. If you’re the kind of person that needs a couple of coffees to really get going, don’t put yourself in a position where you need to think of the best affirmations to start the day! Write them down in advance and don’t worry about repeating yourself. There’s no such thing as repetition in affirmations – saying them again merely reinforces how confident you are in them.
If you haven’t written affirmations before, check out our article on writing affirmations the right way. They don’t need to be long, and they’ll vary depending on their purpose. For example, if you use the law of attraction, you might affirm something that technically hasn’t happened yet – “I’m so grateful to be driving my brand new BMW to the office.”
However, while affirmations are the building blocks of manifesting, that’s not their only purpose. They can also serve as standalone statements – “I feel motivated”, “I aced the job interview today”, “I feel fantastic because I got that raise today”.
Keep your affirmations close at hand – the notes app on my phone works perfectly for me – and read them before you do anything else in the morning. That way, you’ve confidently set yourself up for success throughout the rest of the day.
Do Morning Affirmations Work?
Affirmations aren’t scientific or provable, so there’s no hard evidence I can present to you stating, without a doubt, that morning affirmations work. They’re one of those things where you need to see them for yourself to truly appreciate them. Fortunately, between writing them down and saying them, you’ll spend a couple of minutes at most.
Affirmations don’t turn out badly, just as manifestations don’t backfire, so you really have nothing to lose. If you can write them down in advance, even if its just last thing at night before you go to sleep, you can think about how you’d like to feel on the following day. Most importantly, you can build those feelings into your affirmations, making them relevant in the process.
How to Write Morning Affirmations
Writing morning affirmations is much the same as writing their more general counterparts. Focus primarily on making them personal, realistic and present. You can also take the fact that you’d like them to set you up nicely for the day ahead into account, and push a bit harder on the motivation and energy side of things.
Above all, focus on the personal side. If you plan to do affirmations every day, make them relevant to what your day looks like. If you’re cleaning the house all day, you might affirm that you have lots of energy and superhuman attention to detail. If you’ve got a sales presentation at work, you could affirm that you’re the world’s greatest salesperson and that you’re insanely charismatic.
You might have nothing at all planned, but don’t want to waste the day. Something as simple as “I am a better person today than I was yesterday” can encourage you to undertake a worthwhile activity.
Think of it as receiving a compliment. If someone else tells you “your hair looks amazing today”, your first reaction will be to feel good. Most people won’t immediately go on the defensive and think “no it doesn’t” unless the source of the complement is known for sarcasm. Affirmations are like compliments to yourself, and if you have an open enough mind to accept them, they’ll shape the day ahead exactly how you’d like it to go.
Morning Affirmations – In Summary
Many experts suggest that people should have a morning routine. Habits might sound boring, but if you want to achieve your potential, they’re invaluable and morning affirmations can paly a fantastic part in their success.
While the morning isn’t the only time for affirmations, and it won’t even necessarily be the best time for everyone, stating an affirmation means you’ve achieved something on any given day immediately. Even if your affirmation acts as nothing more than a ‘duvet flip’ for the day, there’s every chance it’ll be worth it.