Let’s face it: Mondays are tough, slow, and frustrating. It’s extra hard to focus and find your rhythm after a tiring, excitement-filled weekend, so you wouldn’t be the only one who finds it difficult to motivate themselves at the start of the week.
Thankfully, affirmations—which are positive self pep talk—can help.
Below, we’ve listed 30 Monday affirmations you need today, which will help you approach Mondays with a positive attitude and start the week off on the right foot.
1. Today Will Be A Productive Day
Sometimes inspiring productivity is as simple as telling yourself that you will have a productive day. This affirmation can be used on any day, but is especially effective for those sluggish Monday mornings (Also check out the Sunday Affirmations You Need Today)!
2. I Will Do My Best Today
You can only ever do your best – and that’s OK. No matter whether you are feeling ready for Monday or not, this affirmation can offer the comfort and reassurance that simply doing your best is enough.
3. I Am Going To Make A Positive Start To The Week
Having a productive Monday is the best way to kick-start a productive week. If you’re someone who finds it hard to start Mondays with a positive attitude, this affirmation can help by repeating it as soon as you wake up.
4. I Am Productive And Efficient
Telling yourself that you are productive and efficient can help inspire you to get to work straightaway, as well as give you the confidence to handle whatever list of tasks you have in front of you.
5. I Can Do It If I Set My Mind On It
The longer you think about something, the longer it takes to finish it. Sometimes simply setting your mind on something and tackling it head-on can prevent doubt and procrastination, and this affirmation is a positive reminder of that.
6. No Task Is Too Big For Me Today
It’s important to start any day—not just Mondays—feeling confident and up to the task. No matter what you have to do today, tell yourself that you’re ready and capable with this simple but effective affirmation.
7. I Am Well-Rested And Ready To Work
A lot of the time we find it hard to be productive on Mondays due to a busy or exciting weekend. If you relate, you can use this affirmation to reassure yourself that you are well-rested and ready to go.
8. It’s Going To Be A Good Week
Mondays are the first day of the work week, so why not tell yourself that the whole week is going to be good? Inspire confidence and excitement for the week ahead with simple but powerful Monday affirmation.
9. I Am Fulfilling My Purpose
It can be demotivating to suddenly be unsure of your career, job, or a personal project. It’s natural to doubt these and think about other opportunities, but you can reassure yourself of your purpose with this helpful affirmation.
10. I Am Proud Of Getting Up Today
Hey, sometimes getting up is an achievement in itself, as it can be hard to get up if you are feeling unmotivated, purposeless, or unhappy. Remind yourself of this achievement by remembering this powerful affirmation.
11. I Am Smart And More Than Capable
Whether you have an interview, test, or a difficult problem to solve at work, give yourself a confidence boost with this motivational Monday affirmation. You are smart and capable, so go get it!
12. No One Will Get Me Down Today
Sometimes it’s conflict or judgment from others that can get us feeling down. But you can make it a thing of last week by repeating this empowering and liberating affirmation on any Monday morning.
13. It’s OK To Make Mistakes Today
Mistakes are bridges to self-improvement, important life lessons, and eventual success, so you should never be afraid of making mistakes. You should embrace them, in fact, so use this affirmation as a reminder!
14. My Future Is Bright
We all need a positive boost when Monday comes around, so why not start your Monday by looking to the future with optimism and excitement? This affirmation can lift your mood and set a positive tone for the rest of the week!
15. Today Is Another Gift
Any day is a gift – and that includes Mondays! If you are someone who doesn’t look forward to Mondays and always wishes that the day will end quickly, use this affirmation to gradually change your perception.
16. I Will Approach Today With Excitement
Excitement is a powerful emotion, as it can inspire joy, satisfaction, and hope. Repeating this affirmation in your head or saying it out loud can help you start any day with a positive outlook – Mondays, especially!
17. I Will Be Happy And Content This Week
Being happy and content also makes you calm, focused, and motivated. Turn your mood around and start your week positively with this simple Monday affirmation for happiness and contentment.
18. My Best Is Enough
All that matters at the end of any day is that you did your best and feel happy. Starting your Mondays with affirmation can provide comfort and motivation, as well as reduce any pressure to overwork yourself.
19. Today Is My Day
That’s right: today is your day. Every choice is yours to make and amazing things are always possible if you take a positive approach. Empower yourself to own Mondays—and every day of the week—with this simple affirmation.
20. I Love Mondays
You are in control of your thoughts and what thoughts you consider to be true or untrue, so why not tell yourself that Mondays are your favorite day of the week? Repeat this affirmation to gradually change your perception!
21. Whatever Happens, I’ve Got This
If you don’t know what Monday has in store for you, give yourself the reassurance and confidence that you can handle anything – no matter what comes your way. Use this affirmation to remind yourself you’ve got this!
22. Hard Work Always Pays Off
Plodding through a difficult task while half asleep on a Monday can be wearying and demotivating. If you relate, you can use this affirmation to motivate yourself, as well as inspire excitement for the future.
23. This Week Will Be Better Than The Last
No matter whether you had a good or bad week last week, make sure that this week is better—or even better—than the last by starting your week with this positive Monday affirmation.
24. I’m Already Grateful For Today
You don’t need to have a good day to be grateful; you can be grateful before the day has even begun, which is a great way to start your Monday with an optimistic attitude. Repeat this affirmation while recalling things you are grateful for!
25. I’m Full Of Energy And Ready To Go
Sometimes fatigue and lethargy are all in our head. And this is especially true for Mondays, considering most of us start Monday with a yawn and a groan! If you regularly find yourself lacking energy on Mondays, this affirmation can help provide a mental energy boost.
26. Today Is An Opportunity To Learn And Grow
Mondays can be viewed as boring and repetitive, especially if it involves just another day at work. Any day is an opportunity to learn and grow, however, so this affirmation can be used to feel optimistic and excited.
27. I Am Making A Difference
It can be hard to get out of bed if you suddenly find yourself questioning your purpose and whether you are making a difference. Every small action—including being kind—makes a difference, however, so this affirmation can help remind you of that.
28. How I Feel Today Is My Choice
Whatever happens today, how you react, feel, and perceive each event is totally up to you. It’s more than possible to choose how you perceive the world around you, and this affirmation can be a liberating and empowering reminder of that.
29. I’m Grateful
It’s always rewarding to be grateful, especially for the small things that often get overlooked and forgotten about. Expressing gratitude is one of the best ways to start your day, so use this affirmation to acknowledge what you have; not what you don’t have.
30. It’s OK If I Don’t Want To Do Anything Today
Hey, a good Monday doesn’t have to involve productivity or fun. You might feel like you don’t want to do absolutely anything today – and that’s perfectly OK. This final affirmation is a powerful reminder that it’s fine—and necessary—to choose your well-being above all else.
If you tend to start your Mondays with a groan and a yawn, affirmations are short and memorable positive self-dialog that you can use to perk yourself up and increase your motivation to start the week with a bang.
Overall, we hope you found a Monday affirmation from the above list that resonated with you. Say it out loud or repeat it in your head; either way, affirmations have more mental benefits than you might think!