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5 Favorite Morning Affirmations for Starting New, the Way YOU Want To

5 Favorite Morning Affirmations for Starting New, the Way YOU Want To

There’s a certain kind of magic in the morning, and it’s no wonder why: it’s the perfect time and place to start new. Start your day with these favorite morning affirmations. So you can feel the way you want to feel, before anything or anyone else has a say.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

Everything begins with just one thought.

How to use these affirmations:

  1. Choose statements that resonate with you. If the affirmations feel out of reach or untrue, make some adjustments. Incorporate the word “willing” or "trying." The affirmation must be believable at your core in order to spark positive change.
  2. Affirm in the first-person, present tense. Instead of “I will,” start your affirmation with "I am," "I can," "I am learning how..."
  3. Adapt the phrase to this day. What qualities do you want to cultivate today
  4. Mean what you say. Really feel the meaning of the words as you think, write, speak, and visualize them coming to fruition. Accept it as your truth.
  5. Repeat often. Repeat each affirmation three times in the morning. Use them again during the day as needed. The more often you use affirmations, the more your brain will seek information and opportunities to support what you’re affirming.

5 of My Favorite Morning Affirmations to Generate Positive Momentum Every Day

1. Thank you.

Before you even let yourself get out of bed in the morning, feel the gratitude... for something, anything.

Here are a few variations you might like:

  1. I appreciate those I love and who love me.
  2. I appreciate everyone who has entered my life and shaped my present.
  3. I appreciate everything that brought me to this moment, where all change is possible.
  4. I am grateful to be alive, breathing, and experiencing life as only I can.
  5. I am thankful for this new day, another chance, a fresh beginning.
  6. My blessings are stronger than my problems.
  7. I am grateful.
  8. Thank you, universe, for supporting me in ways I can’t even understand.
  9. Thank you for giving me another day to bring joy to the world.
  10. Thank you.

Wake up with 'thank you' on your lips, and life will offer many more reasons for thanks.

2. I choose love.

Unloving things happen all of the time, but it’s your decision whether you fuel the cycle of unhappiness, feed the fears, or make a stand for peace by being that peace.

Personalize your love:

  1. I choose compassion over bitterness.
  2. I choose forgiveness over resentment.
  3. I am capable of transforming negative experiences into opportunities to love.
  4. I prioritize the thoughts that make me feel good.
  5. I am practicing patience with others and events because it fuels my joy.
  6. My heart is open enough to receive love in any scenario.
  7. Love needs no defense, so I don’t contribute to attack thoughts.
  8. I am consciously being a more loving person.
  9. I choose love.
  10. I AM love.

Devoting yourself to Love first supports and guides you in every other devotion.

3. I am enough.

Be gentle. When you work from a foundation of “enoughness,” everything you do becomes infused with more sincerity and joy, and the world around you adjusts.

If this one's hard for you, work your way up to it:

  1. I am willing to love and accept myself.
  2. I am willing to love my body for the life it allows me to experience.
  3. I am learning to love myself.
  4. Piece by piece, I accept myself as whole at my core.
  5. I am worthy of happiness, and I’m meant to be a bigger source of joy for the world.
  6. I am worthy of love, and I’m loved, because I am alive.
  7. I am more than my thoughts, pain, and past.
  8. I am in the process of forgiving myself for anything that didn’t make me feel joyous to be alive.
  9. All that I need, though it might not have manifested yet, is inside of me and available to me.
  10. I am enough.

You were born into this world to give love a voice, and you are already enough.

4. I can forgive.

Forgiveness is a balm for the past. It lets you live more fully in the present, where all positive change is possible.

Try any of these:

  1. I am willing to forgive others for their trespasses.
  2. I am learning to forgive myself for everything.
  3. I am willing to let go of past hurts and reorganize my thoughts to see present possibilities.
  4. I am willing to change the way I look at things.
  5. I can always change my mind; it takes no time at all, only a deep awareness.
  6. I am looking for the good in everyone, the light in every dark place, and the gem underneath the rubble. I know it’s there, even if it’s buried from sight.
  7. I am creating a future that’s unlike the past, and more like the present moment.

5. I trust life.

A little trust goes a very long way. Trust opens doors that you didn’t see before, because your focus isn’t narrowed and constricted, but spacious.

This these:

  1. The universe has my back.
  2. The universe is conspiring on behalf of the highest good of all.
  3. Life isn’t just happening to me; it’s happening FOR me.
  4. I can trust in the process even when I don’t understand it.
  5. I am willing to shift my perspective and experience something new.
  6. Something wonderful is on its way.
  7. I attract exactly what I need for my growth and ultimate happiness.
  8. I live in the present moment, where all possibility lives.
  9. I trust life.

The morning presents is a sacred time for living the kind of life you'd hoped for.

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these affirmations most resonates with you right now?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,








P.S. Wake up with joy, hope, and purpose beating in your heart every single morning. Get my book Morning Affirmations so you can feel the way *you* want to feel. This is your LIFE, after all.

Comments on this post (3)

  • Nov 30, 2020

    Thank you for this! Very helpful and I loved the affirmations you posted for us. I found it very helpful to say “willing” or “trying” and it definitely made me feel way more emotion than just saying “I am” for some of them. Thank you! And also I found that saying “I am beginning to” is also very helpful to feel these affirmations more. Because it gives you a fresh start or as if you are trying as well.

    — Anne

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Adam, thank you for reading and for such a thoughtful comment. So grateful for this, and for the video you shared here! I agree that thoughts are things in a way, and they play an important role in how we perceive and live our lives. It starts inside. You do need both. And congrats on being debt-free… that must be an amazing feeling :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Thank you Jennifer for this wonderful resource.

    Some ask ‘do affirmations work?’

    I don’t think they can hurt. Language is powerful.

    A mentor of mine always uses the phrase “You speak your future.” I agree with this.

    Language is an extension of our thoughts, and thoughts are things, just in a finite, much more subtle form of matter to be manifested at some point in the future.

    some of my favourite morning affirmations are:

    “I choose to fill myself with positive energy.”

    “My mind is filled with positive

    and nourishing thoughts."

    “I can handle anything that comes my way.”

    If you’re in a rush you can download and listen to different affirmations such as:

    Within two years of starting morning affirmations, I was debt free. By all means this wasn’t magic, it was a lot of hard work and selling over the phone.

    But it certainly starts with the attitude, mindset, and smile on your face. That’s how you make a connection with people, that’s how you make money. Money is energy and your energy will be a key factor in making money.

    People want to argue belief over behavior or behavior over belief.

    You need both. Bottom line.

    — Adam

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