27 Positive Self-Affirmations to Inspire You Every Morning


Article by: Mourine Achieng'

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There are days when you wake up full of energy, ready to smash every task ahead of you. And then, some days even getting out of bed seems like a tall order. Perhaps these are the days when a hot coffee does what it does best, and in no time, you are bursting with energy, feeling alive again. As the day progresses, the coffee wears off, and you realize you’ll need more than caffeine to stay grounded. 

So instead of groaning with feelings of defeat and hopelessness, try positive self-affirmation. Positive self-affirmation breaks the chain of negative thoughts that limit your abilities. It rewires your brain to think nothing is impossible. And since what we believe shapes our reality, self-affirmation helps you stay motivated. It triggers a strong desire to keep pushing even during tough times because you know you’ve got what it takes to concur. 

Here is a list of 27 self-affirmations to start your day with a burst of energy and complete confidence. Feel free to pick the ones that speak to your soul. You can also combine two or more affirmations to come up with a unique one that aligns with your needs. As you read these powerful sentences, own them; speak them aloud, mumble them while in a matatu, and let them lull you to sleep because as Maya Angelou puts it, nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

1. "Am I good enough? Yes, I am."- Michelle Obama

2. "I'm giving you permission to root for yourself and while you're at it, root for those around you, too." - Mindy Kaling

3. "I have never ever focused on the negative of things. I always look at the positive." - Sonia Sotomayor

4. "I am deliberate and afraid of nothing." - Audre Lorde

5. "I’m better than I used to be. Better than I was yesterday. But hopefully not as good as I’ll be tomorrow." - Marianne Williamson

6. "My presence is my power." - Gabrielle Bernstein

7. "I deserve the best and I accept the best now." - Hay House publishers

8. "I refuse to give up because I haven’t tried all possible ways." - Anonymous

9. "I have the power to create change." - Ruby Fremon

10. "I am whole." - Jennifer Kass

11. "I am enough." - Grace Byers

12. "I am choosing and not waiting to be chosen." - Samantha Sophia

13. "I will not compare myself to strangers on the Internet." - Emily McDowell

14. "I am my own superhero." - Greatist

15. "I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness." -Brendon Payne

16. "I feed my spirit. I train my body. I focus my mind. It’s my time." - Greatist

17. "I am adventurous. I overcome fears by following my dreams." - Mala Collective

18. "I can. I will. End of story." - Daily Burn

19. "I don’t sweat the small stuff." - Gabrielle Bernstein

20. "I am love. I am purpose. I was made with divine intention." - Rebekah Borucki

21. "I am pure potentiality. My thoughts create my reality." - Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy

22. "It is safe to show up and be seen." - Sharon Podobnik Peterson

23. "I am calm and at peace." - Katie Ziskind

24. "I can do this." - Katie Leikam

25. "I fight for my beliefs." - Becca Anderson

26. "I am capable of handling anything that comes my way." - Diana Fletcher 

27. "My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite." - Anonymous