Morning Mindset Affirmations (FREE Printable!)

Morning Mindset Affirmations (FREE Printable!)

Happy Wednesday readers!

Today I want to share with you some affirmation printables/downloads that I have been using specifically in the morning to get my day off to the right start.

Before I get into the free printables, I want to share with you why I’ve started using affirmations in my mornings again.

My daughter is a morning person through and through. I love mornings too, but there’s a stark difference between waking up early and savoring a cup of coffee in beautiful silence like I did in my pre-parenthood days, and waking up to an energetic toddler demanding pancakes before 6am! :O

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Chaotic mornings can quickly get me into a rut of negative thinking which is a habit I’m trying desperately to break in 2020. I’m sure whether you’re a parent or not you can relate.

In the past, I’ve shared with you some gratitude affirmations that I use regularly in my daily journaling. But lately, I’ve needed an extra push. I was inspired, as I (almost embarrassed at how much I reference her) often am, by an episode of Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast. In this episode, she talked with Pastor Joel Osteen about the power of “I Am” statements. Our thoughts help create our reality and the words that we use to describe ourselves hold great power. If you are constantly using “I Am” statements that are degrading, are you ever going to feel good about yourself? Of course not. It’s a challenge to fight against these statements but it’s worth the difference it can make in the long term. I highly recommend checking out the podcast I linked above for more on that topic.

One of my favorite takeaways from this episode though, was what Oprah says is the very first thing she says in the morning:

Thank You.

I started implementing this habit into my own life, and I will admit, even on a day last week when I woke up with a horrible migraine that had my head in piercing pain and awful nausea, in the act of stating that little “Thank you” I was reminded that although I was not feeling well, I did wake up. I have been through worse ailments. I would be ok eventually.

And so now, before my feet hit the floor, I say “Thank You”, and then as I walk out of our bedroom I repeat the affirmations, that I’m sharing with you today in my head. I know it sounds silly to do it that way – but as a mom, I do what I can manage. I don’t have time in the morning to be “alone” and meditate (although I want to start making time for mediation when Julia goes to bed.). 

Loading up the coffee pot, I mentally recite my affirmations.
Making breakfast, I mentally recite my affirmations.
In the middle of a toddler tantrum even, I mentally recite my affirmations.
It helps keep me grounded and helps keep my morning from nosediving into stress.
It reminds me of who I am, and who I am striving to be – so my actions are encouraged to mimic that. Capable. Worthy. Kind. 

Once Julia is settled into my lap enjoying her breakfast and cartoons (yup to breakfast cuddles instead of at the table, and yup to cartoons in the morning. Parenting is a game of picking your battles.) I do my morning journaling and if it has been a difficult morning sometime I will go beyond just saying my affirmations but also write them out as well as my goals. It’s a wonderful and grounding morning practice.

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Below are my morning affirmations that I want to share with you today! You can save them right onto your phone or computer if you want to! Let me know in the comments below if you do daily affirmations and which affirmations you use.

I Am Worthy

I Am Capable

I Am Kind

I Accept Myself

I Believe In Myself

 

As always,

Sending love & light,

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