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40 Positive Affirmations to Reset Your Mind, Day, and Life

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40 Positive Affirmations to Reset Your Mind, Day, and Life

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Do you get up on the wrong side of the bed more often than not? Do you dread the day ahead and wish you could just pull the covers up and over and leave it at that? Or do you find yourself thinking that the worst is bound to happen and that the universe is against you?

I want you to know that how you start your day is a choice. It really is up to you. You are not at the mercy of the changing winds. Just as faith and fear cannot occupy the same space, your mind cannot house positive and negative thoughts within the same moment. Napolean Hill wrote, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive, and believe, it can achieve." 

Even the adult mind can be retooled to engage in life with a better outlook. The more we repeat the positive within our minds, the less room it allows for the negative thoughts to take root. What you think is what you get. You get to choose to start your day right. That is the good news.


So, what in the dickens are affirmations? Simply put, affirmations are self-talk; therefore, positive affirmations are positive self-talk. Affirmations are statements we say to ourselves that allow for a shift in how we think and make us feel better about ourselves and the world around us. 

Your brain is a powerful computer. Pay attention to what you input. Garbage in, garbage out. Take care to program carefully to have the output you desire.

Personal or self-affirmations can make a big difference in your self-worth, stress levels, mental health, physical health, relationships, job performance, goal completion, and more. Nearly anything in your life can be improved once your mindset is improved. 
Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."

Is that really true? The average person looks at affirmations, mantras, and self-talk as a bunch of psychology hocus-pocus. I submit that is one reason they remain average. Affirmations are like so many other things in life, you won't know if they work until you try them and commit to them until they become a habit.

Affirmations are not magic pills. You can say "I'm winning the lotto today" as often as you want. Let me just say "good luck" with that. However, studies show that steady repetition of personal affirmations remaps the brain, changing a negative outlook into a positive one that happens from the inside out. 

Affirmations create solid foundations for improving emotional development, self-esteem, creativity, and productivity. It can turn your mentality from that of victim to victor. Nearly every personal challenge can be undertaken easier with the proper implementation of personal affirmations.

There is a proven science to the Law of Attraction. Much of it is solidified by the fact that your mind often cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination. That makes affirmations valuable in that your mind believes what you say with authority about yourself and can make that self-talk come true.

There is no fast and set rule for affirmations. Personal affirmations need to be just that though. I will be sharing a host of affirmations to kick-start your thought process, but you should take time to create affirmations that allow you to overcome opportunities unique to you.

They can cover many areas of your life such as:

  • Faith
  • Confidence
  • Prosperity
  • Happiness
  • Health
  • Love
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Career

Here are some parameters that I have found work best and that get results from your affirmations:

  • Write them down
  • Say them out loud
  • Use phrases that begin with "I am", "I can", "I will", etc.
  • Keep them short and positive
  • Write and say them in the present tense
  • Repeat them multiple times daily over weeks
  • Choose meaningful affirmations that align with your values
Here are some examples of those:

40 Positive Affirmations to Reset Your Mind, Day, and Life

  1. I am growing and improving every day
  2. I am strong and capable
  3. I will accomplish great things today
  4. I love deeply and am loved deeply
  5. I can reach my full potential
  6. I will be my best self today and that is more than enough
  7. I can do anything I set my mind to
  8. I will praise my children today
  9. I am a great problem solver
  10. I will have the best that life has to offer me

  1. I can control my temper
  2. I will sleep well tonight
  3. I will accept myself for who I am
  4. I am resilient and courageous
  5. I will surround myself with people who love and support me
  6. I will perform at a high-level today
  7. I am allowed to feel great and experience good in my life
  8. I will pursue with passion my hopes and my dreams
  9. I am grateful and welcome good into my life
  10. I can laugh and have fun

Here is a video example:

  1. I am blessed with abundance in all areas of my life
  2. I am full of energy and determination
  3. I am respected by my boss and peers
  4. I will trust in my inner strength to overcome all challenges
  5. I will never quit or give up
  6. I can make a difference in my life and the life of others
  7. I am proud of myself and the successes I've had
  8. I will hold a positive outlook on life in all situations
  9. I am trustworthy and keep my word
  10. I can make a positive impact in the lives I encounter

  1. I possess everything I need to succeed
  2. I will be recognized for my tremendous work ethic
  3. I will meditate daily on goodness and peacefulness
  4. I can do more because of my unique gifts and talents
  5. I am excited to see my dreams come true every day
  6. I will receive blessings in expected and unexpected ways
  7. I can bring positivity and success to my workplace
  8. I can embrace change and unexpected challenges easily
  9. I am becoming the person I always dreamed I could be
  10. I will leave a legacy of love and joy to my loved ones

 Some Final Thoughts on Affirmations

I hope these examples will remove some of the mystique and allow you to take a chance at creating a real change in your approach to your life's journey. There is power in the words we speak. The things we say have an incredible impact on the people we become and the lives we lead. Those of you who follow my blog know I believe this from the quotations and Bible verses you see sprinkled throughout my musings.

You should write down your affirmations where you will be able to access them daily, in a journal, on sticky notes, on a whiteboard, in the note section of your phone, or anywhere they would be easy to review. Mine are written in the note section of outlook so I can easily click on it when reviewing emails.

Don't forget the action in the equation. Affirm that "I will do well on my final test", but back it up with a study plan. Think of your daily affirmations as a kick-start to a better life, a confidence builder, and a step towards a positive change, but they are not the change. You accomplish the change by doing. Believe you can then act on that belief.

So make a commitment to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Attract good things in your life. The more you repeat those positive statements and the more your brain receives those positive inputs, the easier it becomes to expect and receive those good things life has to offer.

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:" 

-Proverbs 23:7 KJV

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." 

-Psalm 118:24