Could Daily Morning Affirmations Improve Your Mood?

Can daily morning affirmations improve our mood? Short answer… absolutely!

Affirmations are a tried and tested scientific technique to transform your mindset and boost your self-esteem.  Morning affirmations are a must-have tool to incorporate into your daily routine to stop self-sabotaging from getting you down and throwing a dampener on your day.  With more confidence and more energy, you will feel prepped and ready to grab each day by the you-know-whats.

What are affirmations?

Affirmations are first-person statements designed to alter your mindset and instil positive thinking and self-confidence. Just repeating one little sentence every morning, you can banish unhelpful thoughts that sneak in and cast a shadow over your day. Instead of feeling dread or anxiety about the upcoming day and any potential challenges you face, you’ll feel confident and calm in your own ability to tackle anything that life throws at you with conviction and a smile on your face.

By targeting the reward centre in the brain, affirmations trigger the same response as a pleasurable encounter, like eating your favourite food. When you check morning affirmations off your daily checklist, you’ll be experiencing a rush of feel-good hormones that will last you through the day. And what’s more, if you stick at it every day, over time affirmations can actually alter your brain’s neural responses, meaning you will be predisposed to optimism and confidence.

Affirmations are our thing here at Morale, and we’re very passionate about them. So, before we talk your ears off, we have a WHOLE article dedicated to affirmations, including what they are and how they work. So, if you want to know the ins and outs of positive affirmations, that’s the place to be…

Why you should be using morning affirmations

Other than just brightening your day from start to finish, using morning affirmations come with a whole shopping list of mental and physical health benefits. Spending just 3 minutes on affirmations has been shown to reduce stress levels and improve performance on challenging tasks. 3-minutes is literally nothing out of your whole day, so no excuses for not finding the time allowed!

Over time, your health stands to gain so much from practicing affirmations every day. Once you start reaping the rewards, you won’t be able to stop, so stay disciplined at the beginning and soon enough you’ll be saying your morning affirmations without even realising it. Research shows that incorporating affirmations into your morning routine every day will decrease health-deteriorating stress conditions and even has the power to reduce depression symptoms. So if you’ve been struggling with your mental wellbeing lately, start adding affirmations into your daily schedule.

If you work in a team or around other people, or even just at home, using affirmations can help to foster a happy atmosphere. Improving your own mood through positive affirmations will have a direct effect on everyone around you. Positive vibes are contagious and if you’re feeling happy and positive, so will other people around you! You’ll also be able to handle any bumps in the road with more resilience and candour. All in all, using affirmations to improve your mindset is the key to living a more productive and happier life!

Positive morning affirmations you absolutely should be using

An affirmation a day keeps the doctor away…

Never again will you have to utter the words “today is not my day” because from now on, every day is going to be your day. It doesn’t matter how or when you choose to say your morning affirmations, whether it’s the first thing when you wake up, with your morning coffee, or as you’re brushing your teeth, it’s just important that you say them.

When you say your words of affirmation you need to believe them. Really picture yourself having a good day and succeeding at everything you put your mind to. By seeing yourself achieve something in your mind’s eye, you’re already halfway there. In fact, statistically, you’re more likely to be successful just by practicing this little trick alone! So put your mind to it, believe in yourself, and repeat after us…

12 powerful morning affirmations to use tomorrow

“I have everything I need to make today a success.”

“Today will be a good day.”

“I feel ready to tackle today and make it great.”

“I am a confident person and I know what is best for me.”

“I won’t worry about things that are out of my control.”

“I believe in my ability to succeed.”

“I am successful and powerful.”

“I have all I need to succeed within me.”

“I am unstoppable.”

“I am grateful for everything I have in my life.”

“I am intelligent and motivated to achieve.”

“I am a good person.”

Kickstarting your morning with positive affirmations can change how you perceive the day and puts you in a better position to handle anything that life throws at you. Whether you’re working towards a promotion, a big exam, or simply just to get through the day, by practicing affirmations each and every morning your mood will be instantly improved, and you can start taking control of your own life.

Affirmations are our kryptonite here at Morale, they’re what we do best, and we want to share this with all of you. You can now join us in sharing the love with your nearest and dearest. By downloading Morale you can send anyone in your network some positive words of affirmation every morning. As you say your morning affirmations, someone close to you will receive similar words of encouragement and positivity, empowering them to seize the day as well. Just download our app from Google Play or Apple’s App store.

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