Everyone wants to feel truly happy and content in their lives, many people seek happiness in everything they do. Happiness is good for the soul and good for your mental and physical health.
Although it can sometimes feel like happiness is far out of our reach, we can set intentions and create happy thoughts that help us work towards that goal of happiness. This can come in the form of many different habits and processes, including affirmations.
In this article, we are going to talk about how to use affirmations to attract happiness into your life. This includes 30 happiness affirmations that you can try today.
What Are Happiness Affirmations?
An affirmation is defined as a short yet powerful statement that allows you to be more in control of your thoughts. These are constructed to have an impact on certain aspects of your life, such as happiness.
Saying and thinking these statements to yourself has the ability to implement these into your reality.
When you make these declarations out loud, you are helping your brain to prioritize positivity and happiness over negativity. This can evoke feelings of happiness within.
Eventually, these happy affirmations may become your new way of thinking and help you to feel positive all the time.
How Often Should You Say Your Affirmations?
Saying your affirmations need to be a regular practice if you want to get the most out of them. The best time to repeat these is upon waking up, not only will they give you a positive start to the day it also means you will make time to say them.
Repeating these affirmations before going to bed can also be beneficial. They may even help you feel more calm and more content promoting a good night’s sleep.
Ultimately, no matter the time of day you choose to practice them, it’s just important to stick to a routine.
It is suggested that you pick a few affirmations and repeat these up to 10 times. For example, you may pick 5 from this list and repeat each of them 10 times every morning. Regular practice means you are more likely to form an automatic habit.
In times of stress or upset, repeating your affirmations can help to calm you down and are a great stress-management tool.
Keep Them Visible
A great trick to reminding yourself of your happiness affirmations or as a reminder to practice them is to place them around your home.
There are so many great resources out there that allow you to print off happiness affirmation cards which you can stick around your home.
Placing these in areas you use often can be a lovely reminder and sometimes, the pick-me-up you need.
For example, tape a few affirmation cards around your bathroom mirror so you can read them whilst you brush your teeth. What a great way to start or end the day!
Another way to keep on top of your affirmations is to download an app on your smartphone. There are multiple apps out there for a whole range of different affirmations, from conception to happiness.
A benefit of choosing this method is that you will always have them on you to look at in times of stress which can be of great comfort.
- I will let go of all thoughts that do not serve me.
- My happy thinking attracts more happiness into my life.
- There are many things in my life that make me happy.
- I start and end my day with positive thoughts.
- The negativity of others can’t affect the happiness I feel within.
- I share my joy with others without asking them to do the same for me.
- I give myself permission to be happy.
- I set myself free from limiting beliefs and destructive behaviors.
- My intention creates my reality.
- It feels good to be happy.
- Everyone is entitled to happiness.
- Following my joy reveals the path to my best life.
- I am meant to live a happy life.
- I create the possibility of happiness for others by being happy.
- I see so many positives in my life.
- I am willing to be happy now.
- I experience joy in everything I do.
- I nourish myself with kind words and joyful foods.
- I am excited to start the day.
- I would rather be happy than right.
- I choose to be happy today.
- I am good enough, I am more than good enough.
- I will choose happiness in this moment, instead of the pain of the past.
- I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
- I want to be happy rather than look happy.
- I acknowledge my power and ability to create change in my life.
- Today I choose to live my life in the best way possible.
- I will spend time with positive people today.
- I will be grateful for what I have in my life today and not focus on what is missing.
- I deserve all the good things that are in my life.
Creating Your Own Affirmations
To create your own personal affirmations, follow these simple steps.
Other than cultivating a more positive mental attitude and attracting happiness into our lives, we can use affirmations for anything such as overcoming a habit, improving productivity and helping to increase your confidence before a big event or meeting.
Writing an affirmation statement targets a specific area, such as happiness, and should take these key points into account:
- Make the affirmation achievable
- Ensure the affirmation is in the present tense
- Use adjectives that relate to emotions
Making the affirmation achievable is important as you want to be able to actually achieve it! If you’re saying to yourself every day ‘I will ace my math test’, you aren’t putting the habits and strategies in place to make this happen.
In this case, the affirmation should read something like ‘I will study for my math test for 30 minutes every night’.
Knowing that you’re putting in the work and creating realistic tasks to achieve your goal can help you improve your confidence, and hopefully your test scores!
When writing your affirmations, using the present tense is important as you want them to help you as you’re saying them. It’s no use saying ‘I will be happier tomorrow’ if you are unhappy today.
Adjectives that describe emotions such as happy, excited, or positive are great to add to your affirmations as they reiterate how important these goals and statements are to you.
It has been found that affirmations can be more effective when they use emotional states in them. With these emotional states, remember to keep it positive!
Will Affirmations Make Me Happier?
Affirmations can help you to become happier and more positive with your outlook on life. When you hear something often, such as a positive and supportive phrase that encourages you to look for happiness in life you’re more likely to believe it.
These happier thoughts will encourage you to behave in a more positive manner, helping your affirmations become reality.
If you’re constantly telling yourself ‘I am so unhappy’, those thoughts are bound to make you feel unhappy!
My Affirmations Aren’t Working
As with medicine, exercise and almost anything in life there are certain practices that just don’t agree with everyone. Don’t panic if you find they aren’t helping as much as you’d expect.
If you experience negative thoughts and other self-esteem related issues that are considered mental health issues then affirmations are unlikely to be strong enough to make a meaningful impact on your thought processes.
Therapists and mental health professionals can help to target the causes of certain unwanted thoughts and behaviors that affirmations cannot help with.
Treatment and coping strategies may incorporate the use of affirmations but they might not be strong enough on their own to help you feel more positive and happy.
The Bottom Line
Affirmations are a powerful way to attract happiness (or anything else) into your life. They don’t have to be the affirmations listed here, they can be anything you like as long as you practice them regularly.
We hope these affirmations bring positivity and happiness into your life, don’t hesitate to come back to them whenever you need some reassurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Practice Positive Self-Talk?
Positive self-talk includes practicing happiness affirmations. When it comes to how to do this effectively, there are some simple rules to follow.
Treating yourself like you would a friend is important, if you wouldn’t say it to a friend then don’t say it to yourself.
Changing your vocabulary to include more positive words that surround happiness is another great way to encourage positive self-talk and improve feelings of happiness.
Practicing gratitude can also help to improve your feelings of happiness and improve self-talk.
As well as saying your happiness affirmations out loud, also try and say things you’re grateful for too. Sometimes these may even overlap.
If you enjoyed this article, you might like our post ‘30 Gratitude Affirmations You Need Today‘.