Look, we’ve had those kinds of days.
Your head’s not quite in the right place, and you’re thinking just a little slower than usual. Perhaps it’s an earlier start today, and you’re not as awake as you feel you should be.
Maybe it’s just been a tough day in your workplace. Maybe it’s been a little more than that, a tough week, month, or even year.
Maybe it’s just Monday.
Alternatively, there could be a big event at work coming up in the next few days, or even today, and you’re not sure how you’re going to handle it.
A big promotion opportunity? An important seminar or presentation that you’re involved with.
It doesn’t even need to be work-related. Scared of having that dreaded, but still necessary, conversation with a friend or loved one? Worried about a meetup coming up?
Whatever the reason, sometimes it can feel like you’re running on empty, and there isn’t much to give to the day.
In these scenarios, it can make doing virtually anything feel like an impossible undertaking, whether that’s work, a pet project, or going out with friends and family.
Or even something as simple as getting out of bed and ready for the day ahead.
If this sounds like the day or even week that you’re having right now, then this guide is for you.
We want to show you a few affirmations that can help motivate you in those slower times, and help prep your mind and spirit for success in the day to come.
Hey, even a little pep talk can go a long way toward making the day ahead just a little bit easier, so be prepared to be showered with support!
Those Negative Thoughts & Their Place
Now, sometimes the things in our heads keeping us from getting our heads in the game aren’t simply a lack of thoughts or brainpower.
Sometimes, they are also these little voices of doubt, regret, or even frustration.
Now, as awful as it might sound at first, these thoughts (or at least, their existence in our heads) aren’t necessarily completely alien or outside the normal human mind.
Research has shown that negative thoughts, at least in a healthy amount, are considered a natural part of human psychology.
There is an argument to make that keeping a healthy amount of apprehension or pragmatic skepticism is, or at least was, an evolutionary benefit for people in the past.
Often, taking a safer route, or being a little more cautious in an approach to a subject, would help minimize potential negative consequences of an action.
In other words, it’s a little like that classic adage, ‘Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.’
The Consequences Of Constant Heightened Negative Emotions
However, the human mind is rarely as simple as x = y.
Often, the cycles of thought and behavior that we develop for ourselves can become self-fulfilling prophecies, reinforcing ideas and actions that, whilst healthy in moderate amounts, become self-destructive and harmful to our long-term health.
And that’s to say nothing of the issues of apathy that seem to become more and more prevalent in our day-to-day lives!
What Affirmations Can Do For Us
This is where the affirmations come in. They’re easy ways of reframing the feelings that can often plague us on worse days, and helping apply a little logic or positivity to them to help quantify them.
They can help us detach from our current situation at the moment when they feel like they have the biggest grip on us, and help show us that, while those feelings are real to us at the moment, they hold no real power over us when they are taken with our wider lives in those moments.
So, by giving ourselves these affirmations, and understanding what they mean to us, we can help tune out those more pessimistic thoughts, and replace them with more positive ones instead!
Our Favorite Affirmations For Success
‘Anything I Put My Mind To, I Can Do!’
This is a simple one to get our heads around.
A lot of the stories and ideas we tell ourselves often come down to the idea of Mind vs. Matter. Brain vs. Brawn. Intelligence Vs. Brute Force.
Sure, this sort of thing is as much for humor as it is seriously (looking at you, internet memes), but there are some serious ideas behind this.
After all, with the right prep work, the correct know-how, and a good plan to go along with them both, the mind is capable of doing pretty much anything it can set itself to.
It’s a little like Batman, in those cases.
It can win hearts and minds. Likewise, it can get you to where your ambitions lead you. Heck, with the right equipment, these tools can even help shape the literal world around you!
Truly, the pencil is mightier than the sword.
(At least, with the right mindset behind it!)
‘With The Right Tools & Knowledge, I Can Make The Right Decisions For Myself.’
This affirmation is very similar to the last one that we just covered.
When it comes to doing the things that we want to do in our lives, whether it is the little day-to-day or the big decisions that face us, the final decision for a situation often falls to us to make them.
This is why having the right information at the right time is crucial.
Whether you’re simply deciding what to wear to work today, or deciding whether or not the new job offer is for you, having the right information with you is crucial.
But when you have it, you’ll be able to make the best decision possible for yourself.
Even if you don’t have everything you need to make the call right now, knowing where to find that knowledge will set you on the right path.
‘I Am Successful.’
We are what we tell ourselves, after all. Being able to say this earnestly is often the first step to starting a day right.
Success means a lot of things to a lot of people, so knowing what you are successful at can be a big confidence booster.
‘I Am Worthy Of Love.’
This is easy to forget, but everyone needs to hear it sometimes.
There is no prerequisite to loving someone or being loved. They don’t need to do anything special for you, they don’t need to move mountains.
There is no price tag or contract for love, so remember that in your life.
‘I Am Beautiful.’
Again, we come back to this idea of ‘you are what you tell yourself’.
There’s a reason that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is a phrase that still resonates with people to this day!
‘I Am Becoming More Of My True Self Every Day, No Matter What Faces Me!’
If it’s not already clear at this point, we’re big fans of the idea that pretty much everything in our lives is the perfect chance to learn something. Both for ourselves, and the world around us.
Whether it is a momentous occasion where you have triumphed over the odds or a crushing defeat. There is a chance to learn something from both of these moments, despite being opposites.
‘I Have Been Blessed With Knowledge & Wisdom Around Me.’
Whether it is the wealth of knowledge that you have accrued from months, years, and decades of life experiences, or it is the lived wisdom of those around you.
There are always wise words to learn from near you, even if you don’t realize it!
‘I Am Always In Reach Of Success.’
Now, this isn’t to say that success is quick and easy. Far from it.
However, with the right amount of time, and the right plan, you’ll find that success is always closer than you think. You just need to plan for it!
‘I Am Learning Something New Every Day!’
Again, whether it is success or failure, there is always something to take away and ruminate on with both!
‘I Can Create My Life Today & Tomorrow. I Am Its Architect.’
While yesterday has been written in stone, today is still an open book, and tomorrow has not been written. Recognize that, and start writing your plans for today!
Other Affirmations That We Love!
- ‘I Have Everything I Need Inside Me Right Now.’
- ‘I Am A Living Force Of Nature.’
- ‘I Am Confident.’
- ‘I Am Thankful For Everything That I Have.’
- ‘Yesterday Is Behind Me. Today & Tomorrow Are Ahead!’
- ‘I Can Be A Living, Breathing Example Of Motivation.’
- ‘I Am Proud Of All My Victories, Big & Small!’
- ‘I Have A Positive Impact On those People Around Me.’
- ‘I Can Always Look On The Bright Side Of Things.’
- ‘I Am Not My Worst Thoughts & Impulses. They Do Not Control Me!’
- ‘I Do Not Let Other People’s Judgement About Me Affect Me!’
So, there you have it!
There are so many great affirmations that we didn’t get to cover here. But they are all proof that, even on tough days, success is always possible, no matter how big or small.