What do you do to get ready in the morning? Are you someone who jumps out of bed at the last minute and rushes around to get ready? Starting your day with a morning routine allows you to set the tone for your day by investing in your mindset. Otherwise, your mood can get hi-jacked before you even get going.
Making daily affirmations a part of your morning routine allows you to go into your day with a positive outlook. When you start the day with positive thinking, it makes it easier to stay in that mindset when things happen that you don’t expect.
What Is An Affirmation?
An affirmation is not just saying some words that you think are uplifting and motivating. The words or phrases that you choose to be the affirmations are ones that are in line with the type of person you want to be. They help you to shape the person you are trying to become. It’s a daily reminder that you are capable of accomplishing your goals and dreams.
Successful people often choose to speak their affirmations as part of their morning routine maybe while getting ready for work or school. You can really do these wherever and whenever you want to, but it can be even more beneficial if you end a time of meditation with this.
How Negativity Can Change Our Whole Day
Do you have goals that you want to accomplish in your life? Sometimes those goals can seem like they are so far away that you will never reach them. But, with the right mindset, hard work and dedication, it can be done.
Your mindset has everything to do with achieving your goals. If you allow yourself to fall into a negative mindset, you’ll likely turn and run before you can get where you want to be in life. Also, your negativity calls negative things into your life.
How Positive Mindsets Can Change Our Day
Now take the thoughts you have about how far away your dreams are and how you are never going to reach them, and start seeing the positive in the situations. When you speak specific truths and affirmations, you will be able to push through the hard things that are thrown at you. Someone who has accomplished their dreams didn’t do so sitting around thinking about how they can’t do it.
Affirmations can help you to keep that positive mindset and not stray into negativity. If you fill your brain and consciousness with the positive words that it needs, you are going to start thinking that way. Repeating affirmations will give you more confidence to do the things you need to and improve in areas that you aren’t strong in.
How To Choose The Right Affirmations For You
Sometimes we can subconsciously hold ourselves back from what we want to accomplish or do. That is because we have this idea in our heads that we have a limit to our ability to succeed. When you are searching for what you want your affirmations to be, think about your daily life and what you want it to look like.
Here are some helpful tips for finding the right affirmations:
- What are your goals? Think about what you want to accomplish and do everything you can to make it a reality.
- How do you want people to see you? If you want people to portray you as a confident, nice, and a real go-getter person, then be it. Choose your affirmations to help you achieve that.
- What makes you happy? Choose what is important to you and live by it. Only you can live your life, why not stand strong and live for what you think is important.
Do Affirmations Really Work
Studies have been done that have shown affirmations can help a person to handle criticism and other weak areas of their life. Since they speak affirmations to themselves, they see themself as a whole person and not just that one weak area.
If you are constantly telling yourself you are not good enough, successful, capable, etc…you will start living your life with that outcome. Committing to daily affirmations will help you change your mindset and identity, allowing you to become the person you set out to be.
By Ryan Cote
Ryan Cote started The Morning Upgrade Blog to inspire other people to put a morning routine in place. He writes about health, mindset, and learning and how he uses his morning routine to help him develop in these areas.
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