102 Positive Morning Affirmations You Can Use Every Day (+ Free Planner)

Silas & Grace

A table placed by an open large window. On the table is a blue journal that can be used for affirmations, a milky coffee, and a lit candle.

Affirmations are incredibly important, and here’s the main reason why.

You are worthy of so much in your life.

I don’t care who told you otherwise, they aren’t important. They aren’t the ones living your life, you are.

You live in your body each and every day, and that means you don’t have to let each day be ruled over by what others have told you, or even what you have told yourself in the past.

I know it can be so easy to see this, agree with it, and then move on because life gets busy. However, I think you deserve to have daily reminders, or morning affirmations, that are going to keep these truths at the forefront of your mind.

Positive affirmations in the morning can set you up for success and help you to start seeing changes in how you think and how you treat yourself.

And if you’re wanting to figure out a new way to love yourself or there’s a hard season you’re going through, then I hope each of these daily declarations helps you out in your morning routine.

Oh and one last thing!

Pairing gratitude with daily affirmations is incredibly powerful. And if you’d like to practice gratitude, then I made a helpful 120+ page Gratitude Planner that I think you’ll like. 🙂


But First, What Are Affirmations?

Affirmations are phrases that you speak over yourself to change how you see and feel about who you are. And another term for them might be declarations.

When you speak a new identity and a new way of thinking into existence, soon, the old thoughts will be subbed out for the new ones.

Essentially, you are taking control of almost every thought so that you can change disempowering beliefs out for empowering ones that put you in control.

And I promise you, affirmations are real and they really do work. In fact, in a study done on self-affirmations, it was shown that when something negative happened, self-affirmations helped to restore one’s self-competence by helping the individual to meditate and think about their source of self-worth.

Here’s what that means: even when a horrible event happens that threatens how we see ourselves or our ability to overcome the problem, we have a new default system to return to.

So instead of returning to the old default system and thinking, “I have no idea how I’m going to get through this,” or “You know, all those negative things that person said to me really are true.” Our mind instead goes to, “I am intelligent and calm and I will figure out a solution.” Or, “What they said was out of a very negative space. I don’t have to allow that to affect me.”

Basically, you’re taking control of your life and actions when you start implementing these declarations.


How Do Affirmations Work?

As shown in the study above, affirmations help with how you think about yourself and how you process different events that happen in your life. But it’s also important that they’re paired with action.

It’s so easy to tell yourself, “I am taking control of my life and making things better,” but if we still hold onto old habits that keep us from progressing, then it doesn’t really matter what we say to ourselves.

Yes, good declarations can encourage us to take action, but we need to make we actually push ourselves to do just that.

But don’t feel discouraged by this! I believe in you to start taking the actions you need to have a better life! You’ve got this! 🙂

Side Note: Make sure to grab your free 85+ pages printable Affirmation Planner down below! ❤️

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102 Positive Affirmations

An affirmation saying, "I make mistakes, but I am not a mistake."

1. Whatever happens today, I am able to handle it.

2. I am strong enough to fix any stressors that come my way.

3. I am in control of my mindset and emotions, not others.

4. I deserve peace and will take action to make my life peaceful.

5. I am good enough.

6. I can learn how to keep my home clean because I deserve to have a clean and peaceful home.

7. I am not a failure.

8. I have what it takes to succeed and I can take action to figure out what I don’t know.

9. I make mistakes, but I am not a mistake.

10. I mess up, but that doesn’t make me a mess up.

11. I am not lazy.

12. I am a person of excellence.

13. I deserve to be surrounded by beautiful things.

14. I am an encouraging person who loves to lift others up.

15. My body deserves nourishment.

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Positive affirmation saying, "Fear does not protect me. I take control and figure out a solution for my problems."

16. I define who I am, not others.

17. I do not need others to be complete, I can be complete in myself.

18. I am a positive person who rarely complains.

19. I deserve good things.

20. I can heal.

21. I am not weak and powerless; I am powerful to make changes in my life.

22. Fear does not protect me. I take control and figure out a solution for my problems.

23. I am not an overwhelmed person, I am in control of my emotions.

24. I deserve to be heard.

25. I kindly and respectfully set boundaries and make sure my voice is heard so that I am taken care of.

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An affirmation that reads, "My feelings don't run me, I run them."

26. Boundary-setting is good. It is safe and benefits me.

27. I have more than enough time to get everything on my list done.

28. I am more than what is going on around me.

29. I take responsibility for my actions and thoughts.

30. My feelings don’t run me, I run them.

31. People understand me. I am worthy of being understood and heard, not ignored.

32. The day is mine to design; I am taking control of what happens.

33. My life is mine to design; I am taking control of my story.

34. I do things out of a place of love, not self-interest.

35. People love to be around me.

36. I do not deserve hate or rejection. Those who taught me that are not worthy of being in my life.

37. I am more than my past and each day I can become a new and better me. 

Affirmation reading, "My life is mine to design; I am taking control of my story."

38. I have time to take care of my needs.

39. I can take care of others and still have enough time to take care of myself.

40. By taking care of myself first, I am better able to take care of other people’s needs.

41. If I fail, I can just try again. I have what it takes.

42. Other people’s words about me don’t matter.

43. What I say about myself matters.

44. When I walk into a room, other people are drawn to me.

45. I am attractive, I am beautiful. 

46. I can have meaningful healthy friendships as an adult.

47. I can have meaningful healthy romantic relationships.

48. I don’t need toxic people in my life, they are a waste of my time.

49. It’s safe to create boundaries with people. I am safe to create a healthy space.

50. If someone rejects me for setting a boundary, then that’s fine. I will just find people who love and respect me.

An affirmation reading, "By taking care of myself first, I am better able to take care of other people's needs."

51. I deserve to see my dreams come to fruition. I can have a vision for my dreams and make them happen.

52. I have the intelligence to figure out my goals and dreams and make them happen.

53. I do not deserve to watch my dreams go by the wayside. 

54. I am worthy of good things.

55. I am worthy of being happy and fulfilled in my life.

56. I can and will get rid of things that make me feel unhappy.

57. I am powerful enough to be the master of my own life.

58. I can get rid of any bad habits that hinder me from mastering my own life.

59. I am not hopeless to become a better me.

60. I am full of hope and powerful enough to change my mindset and how my life looks.

61. It’s safe to give to others. I won’t be taken advantage of as long as I’m being intentional to get rid of taking people.

62. Giving to others is a good thing. It helps me to become a better person.

63. I am not being controlled or taken advantage of if I help others.

64. I can create a healthy balance between taking care of myself and helping others.

Affirmation reading, "I do not deserve to watch my dreams go by the wayside."

65. I love my body.

66. I love taking care of my body and being good to it.

67. I love putting nutrients into my body that support my health.

68. It’s important to me to take care of my body.

69. I have time to take care of my body.

70. I have time to do light easy physical activities.

71.  I have time to prep nourishing meals for myself.

72. Taking care of my body means I can live a more fulfilling life.

A positive affirmation reading, "I love taking care of my body and being good to it.

73. I have a purpose. 

74. I am not lost in my life, I am just finding the right path for me.

75. It’s safe to ask others for help. They can help me in becoming a better me and finding my purpose.

74. I am going to find my purpose and live a happy life.

75. Things are not hopeless, they just need to be fixed.

76. I can and will fix the things I want to change in my life. I have what it takes.

77. Even if I fail in this process, that’s ok. I will try again.

78. I love making mistakes. They help me learn how to do things better.

79. If I fall, I’m great at getting back up and trying again. 

80. I am strong enough to get back up. I don’t need to stay down.

81. It’s safe for me to get up and try again, it doesn’t matter what others think about me. This isn’t their life.

82. I can be there for myself and make my life better. I don’t need to wait on others to do this for me.

83. I don’t need others to be there for me emotionally in order to be ok.

84. I don’t need others to believe in me in order for my dreams and goals to happen.

85. I am enough without others.

Affirmation reading, "I can be there for myself and make my life better. I don't need to wait on others to do this for me."

86. I can make today a good day, no matter how it started.

87. Today is going to be a productive day. I am able to be productive and stay on task.

88. Even if others are not kind to me, I will not allow them to ruin my day.

89. I am powerful enough to block out the negative and make each day a good day.

90. If the entire day ends up being bad, I can always try again tomorrow.

91. Even if discouraging or inconvenient things happen to me throughout the day, I will be ok. I can take control of my thoughts and emotions.

92. My thoughts drive me, not my emotions.

93. My Thoughts will drive me, my emotions will bury me.

94. I am not my feelings. My feels are only temporary.

95. It is so worth it to continue, things are going to get better.

96. I can make things better in my life and be happy.

97. I can see and work towards a future that I want to be in.

98. I don’t care what my negative thoughts say about me, I don’t have time for them.

99. I can replace all negative thoughts with ones that are going to help me.

100. I will find peace and happiness starting today. I have the strength to do this.

101. I will become a person I am proud of.

102. I am a hard worker and will shape and mold my life until it looks the way I want it to. I don’t give up.

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A positive affirmation reading, "I will become a person I am proud of."

The Best Way to Use These Positive Affirmations

A photo of a table set up by a window. On it is a journal for writing positive affirmations, a lit candle, a computer, and a coffee.
  1. Create a calm space so that you can focus. Grab that cup of coffee or tea, get your journal (or whatever you want to write on), maybe light a candle, and create a comfortable space for yourself. It’s so important that we create a space where we can focus on something so important. Also, I think it’s a good idea if you can make the time you’re writing and speaking affirmations to be tied to good feelings. When we create a space of comfort with the action practice, I believe we’re more likely to want to continue.
  2. Do it first thing in the morning. You want to start the day off with the right kind of thoughts. And when you do this, these good thoughts will help influence your actions and the events that happen throughout the day.
  3. Figure out what kind of actions you want to take with your affirmations. As I said above, it’s not enough to just speak these phrases, you also want to pair it with action. Now that doesn’t mean you need to find one action for each positive phrase you speak over yourself. Just start small when it comes to new good habits and you’ll find that these new ways of doing things affect a lot more of your positive affirmations than you realize.
  4. Find a small action you can do today and a small action you can take this week. It’s so important to get started right away so that you can reinforce the positive things you’re saying and feel encouraged by the progress.
  5. Consistency. There are going to be days when you don’t feel like doing it. In fact, there will be days when you miss it completely. And that’s ok. Don’t beat yourself up, and don’t feel like a failure, it happens to all of us. Just try again the next day, show up for yourself, and eventually, you’re going to see a lot more changes in your life than you ever thought possible! 🙂

Positive Affirmations FAQ

1. Why Do Affirmations in the Morning?

Doing affirmations in the morning helps you to start the day off with the right mindset.

It helps to make sure that you are in control of the reactions you have and the thoughts you think to the different events of the day.

It’s also a great way to make sure that you’re not letting in any negative thoughts that would disempower you and feed into any self-hate.

And doing morning affirmations is helpful for making sure you are empowered and can start to build a better life for yourself each and every day.

2. Which Affirmation is Most Powerful?

Now while this is subjective, here is what I believe to be the most powerful affirmation:

“I am not weak and powerless; I am powerful to make changes in my life.”

When you choose to believe an affirmation like this, any other lie that you can’t accomplish the things you want in life, goes by the wayside.

It gives you focus on what really matters and who you really are.

It helps to block out all the noise that you’re not good enough and you’ll never make it.

3. What is the Best Time for Affirmations?

I know I’ve already talked about doing them in the morning, but I think it’s important to go more in-depth as to why.

When you first wake up, how you set your mind for the day can be a big factor in how the rest of your day will go.

So here are some questions to ask yourself the night before, which can help determine the affirmations you will do:

  • What kind of day do I want to have?
  • Do I want to make today a day I pursue my dreams? Even if it’s in a small way?
  • Who do I want to be to myself?
  • Who do I want to be to others?
  • What kind of thoughts do I want to have about myself?
  • What kind of thoughts do I want to have about others?

These kind of questions, and related affirmations, will help you become the person you want to be, and live a much more intentional daily life.

4. Should Affirmations Start with I or You?

I believe you should start your affirmations off with “I.”

I think that when you start them off with “You,” it might not feel as relatable and meaningful.

It almost sounds like you’re talking to and cheering another person on.

So start it off with “I”, and make declarations as to who you are and what you’re capable of.

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In Conclusion

It’s so easy to feel discouraged with where you are in life. To feel like nothing is ever going to get better because it kind of just looks like it never did before.

But I just want to encourage you that even the smallest changes can create a new path to bigger changes.

Things like drinking a glass of water first thing in the day, journaling gratitude, or even just doing positive affirmations in the morning.

Your life is yours to take control of and start making tiny changes so that you can eventually see bigger ones.

I believe in you! I’ve probably been in a similar situation to you, and I promise, doing things like this really does work. ❤️

Now have a wonderful morning and enjoy a hot cup of something with your positive affirmations! 🙂

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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