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I’ve noticed that as I get older, I am starting to feel unworthy and like I’m not good enough. You could say my self-esteem is taking a hit. Morning prayers, journaling, and morning affirmations are working for me right now.

I find that when I start my day looking in the mirror and using positive self-talk, the rest of my day goes well! I know it sounds a little weird, but trust me, it works wonders.

Do you feel unworthy, too? Are you starting to feel sad about getting older and maybe even hopeless? If so, these morning affirmations for self-esteem and confidence will be perfect for you!

Why use morning affirmations

Or why use any type of affirmation in the first place? Good question. Affirmations have been around for a really long time, and they still are today for good reason.

They work.

Here’s a really interesting article from Health Line that I think you should check out.

So, the purpose of positive affirmations is to retrain our brains. We’re so used to feeding it negative thoughts all day long, that’s all it knows. When we start feeding it more positive thoughts, and not just in the morning but throughout the day, a lot of things change.

Here are a few changes you might experience when you start using morning affirmations to start your day:

  • you’ll feel calmer
  • you’ll feel happier
  • little things won’t stress you out so much
  • you’ll tend to smile more
  • your reaction to stressful things changes

Pretty decent list of positive changes, right? Now compare that to how you normally feel during the day when you feed your mind with negative and toxic thoughts—such a difference.

How to make morning affirmations work

It’s one thing to say affirmations every morning, but it’s another to make them work. And still, many aren’t even sure if positive affirmations do work. Well, I’m here to tell you they work if you work them right.

So how do you do that?

When you repeat your morning affirmations, say them with vigor, heart, and meaning. Shout them out if you have to, but say them like you mean them.

You need to feel each and every word. You need to feel your affirmations. You need to feel it deep down in your heart and soul.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get to the affirmations for confidence that will boost your self-esteem and self-worth.

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40 best morning affirmations for confidence

Here are, in my opinion, the best morning affirmations to help boost your self-worth and self-confidence and ensure you have a happy day. I’m gonna break this up into a few different categories.

  • morning affirmations for confidence
  • morning affirmations for inner peace
  • morning affirmations for joy
  • morning affirmations for self-love

Remind yourself daily that you are awesome.

Without further ado…we’ll start with ten morning affirmations for confidence.

10 Affirmations for confidence

If you need a confidence boost in the morning or anytime throughout the day, these affirmations will give you the kick you need.

I am stronger today than I was yesterday

You can get stronger every day. We learn, grow, and evolve every day. Remember that you already survived 100% of what life has thrown at you.

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I am proud of all I’ve achieved in my life

Seriously look how far you’ve come, and think back to all the amazing things you’ve done in your life. That’s amazing!!

I will enjoy all my blessings today and be grateful

Look at all you have in your life. You probably have good health, a roof over your head, and the ability to see and read this. You have the Internet. You’re doing great!

I embrace change and look forward to new opportunities

Change can be scary, especially when we get older. Be proud of yourself for boldly taking on change and new opportunities!

I love who I am becoming

You are growing stronger, wiser, and more beautiful each and every day. Never stop improving your life and doing things to help you grow.

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I can do anything if I put my mind to it

Too often, we think we aren’t good enough or smart enough but we are. When you put your mind to something, anything is possible.

I love and accept my body just the way it is

As we age, our bodies change, and we may not like what we see in the mirror. However, it’s important to accept and love your body.

I will not compare myself to anyone as no one is like me. I am unique and awesome.

Women love to compare themselves to other women. I used to do this, too. But you are perfectly you, and that’s perfectly ok!

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Today, I will treat myself with respect and love.

We treat others way better than we treat ourselves!! How sad! Remember, you are number one and you deserve love and respect too!!

I deserve all good things

You do. You deserve all good things—abundance, love, respect, joy and everything else that will bring you joy.

10 Affirmations for inner peace

Let’s face it: life can be stressful at times. These morning affirmations for inner peace will help you stay calm throughout the day. Repeat them as often as necessary.

Nothing will disturb my peace of mind today

Choose to let things go and focus on your inner peace today. This may be tough to do, but with practice, it gets easier.

I will let go of anything that threatens my inner peace

Just let it gooo!! If something or someone tries to ruffle your feathers, walk away and let it go. Don’t give it any energy.

I breathe in the good and breathe out the bad

Deep breathing exercises are a great way to release toxic energy and give you more inner peace. When something happens, stop, take a big deep breath in, and blow out the negative.

I will let go of things I cannot change

Trying to control things or people can cause an awful lot of unnecessary stress. Stop doing that. You can’t change people.

I deserve inner peace

Yes, yes, you do. We all deserve peace, joy, and love. Don’t let anything disturb that inner peace today or any day.

Nobody can take my peace away from me

Too often, we are deeply affected by people’s hurtful words and toxic energy. Don’t let anyone take your peace away from you today.

Today, I will choose peace over being right

We always want to have the last say in an argument, but sometimes it’s best just to choose peace and let it go.

I am embracing peace and releasing anxiety

Return to your breathing and calming space when you start feeling anxious or stressed. Repeat this calming affirmation as many times as you have to.

I have the power to choose peace

Peace and happiness are inside of you. It’s up to you to find them and choose them. No one can do that for you.

I have no room for negative thoughts today

Not today or any day. Each time you have a negative thought, replace it with three positive thoughts and watch how your day and mood change.

10 Affirmations for joy

Who doesn’t want more joy in their life? I know I sure do. But bringing joy into your life is up to you. Yes, little things throughout the day can bring you joy, but ultimately, it’s your job.

I choose to be happy today and every day

You choose joy and happiness. No one will provide that for you. It’s up to you to choose joy every day.

Good things always happen to me

Yes, they do. And more good things will happen to you when you send that positive affirmation out to the universe. Watch and see.

I experience joy in everything I do

Everything. Even the mundane tasks of cooking, cleaning, working, etc. Experience and find joy in all of that.

I deserve a happy, joy-filled life

This is probably one of my favourites. Yes, you do deserve a happy life. Say this one a lot throughout the day, and your mood will explode!

I look for and find the good in everything

I know there’s bad in the world, but if you stop to look and find only the good, you will see only the good.

I see the best in all situations

Good and evil exist in all situations, but if you see the best in every situation, you will understand how the universe works.

I deserve everything I want

No matter how expensive or far-fetched, you deserve everything you want. Shout that off the rooftops.

Something really good is going to happen to me today

Another one of my favourites, and I always use this one. Say it with a crazy amount of joy and truly believe that something good will happen.

Today is a great day to be alive

Every day is a great day to be alive but let’s just take it one day at a time. Good things will happen and more joy will flow into your life.

I choose to feel good

Feel good. Choose that over everything else. If you wake up cranky, turn those negative thoughts around and declare that you choose to feel good today.

10 Affirmations for self-love

I love these affirmations for self-love. They are especially good when you’re going through a tough time in life or even after a bitter breakup. It’s important to love ourselves and treat ourselves with respect and honor.

I am the most important person in the world

So many of us place our spouses and children before us, and you shouldn’t. YOU are the most important person in the world—no one else.

I deserve to be treated with respect

If someone disrespects you, tell them to stop and that you won’t tolerate it anymore. Set boundaries! Remember, you show people how to treat you.

I love who I am

You are so unique and wonderful. There’s no one in the world like you. Love yourself up some today and every day.

I attract loving people into my life

This one is powerful. Say it like you mean it, and watch how only loving people will gravitate toward you, and the toxic ones will fall to the wayside.

I am a good person who deserves love and joy

Remind yourself that you are a good person, and if you feel you aren’t, make the necessary changes in your life to be one. It’s all up to you, babe.

Today, I will radiate love

The more you feel and give love, the more love will come back to you. Try it and see. Do everything with love for one day and watch what happens.

I am enough

Enough for yourself and enough for anyone else and there’s no need to think or feel you need to do or give more. You are enough just the way you are.

Nothing matters more than love

Love makes the world go around and around. Love wins over everything. When you see everything through the eyes of love, you’ll see nothing else matters.

I say no to others and yes to myself

It’s time to say yes to yourself more and no to others without feeling guilty. No is a complete sentence.

I can practice self-love without feeling guilty

Self-love is mandatory, not selfish, even though we feel guilty for treating ourselves and loving ourselves. You have to love yourself first.

Use positive affirmations often

These affirmations aren’t only for the morning but are especially helpful and a great way to start your day. Use them often, morning, noon or night.

Say these morning affirmations daily

It may sound weird, but you should say these every morning while looking in the mirror. And remember to say them like you mean them!!

Affirmations work if you work them and believe them.

Let’s face it: we all could use some encouraging words every day, even if we have to say them to ourselves. It’s better than nothing!

Our thoughts create our lives. It’s true. What you think is what you are and the kind of life you are living. If you want a happier life, think happier thoughts!

ox iva xo

Author: Iva Ursano

Title: Writer

Expertise: Anti-Aging, Mental Health

Iva is a 60-something woman, originally from Northern Ontario, Canada, who now resides in sunny Guatemala. She helps women over 50 love the skin they're in and empowers them to live their best lives ever. When she's not blogging, she's out on her scooter feeding and rescuing street dogs.  

You can also check out her amazing eStore here. It is full of powerful self-help eBooks, personal development courses, and so much more—ALL at affordable prices!

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