It has been scientifically proven that gratitude has numerous benefits for our mental and physical health. Yet, in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be easy to forget to take a moment to appreciate the good things in our lives.
While we often hear of gratitude practices like writing a gratitude list, or saying “thank you” out loud, there are many other ways to express gratitude that can be just as powerful.
One way to make sure that we stay grateful is to practice daily gratitude affirmations.
What Are Daily Positive Affirmations?
One way to include gratitude in your day is by saying positive affirmations. These are brief, simple statements that declare something about yourself or your situation in a positive light.
For example, you might say “I am worthy of love and respect” or “I am confident and capable.” The key is to choose affirmations that resonate with you and that you can realistically believe.
Affirmations can help to shift your mindset from negative to positive, which can lead to improved mood and increased motivation. They’ve been used in psychotherapy practices like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as tools to help transform repetitive negative thoughts into more helpful positive thoughts and a positive mindset.
Additionally, they can help to reframe the way you see yourself and your situation, opening up new possibilities.
Used regularly, daily affirmations help to train our brain to think in a more positive way. And when our thoughts are positive, we attract positive experiences and people into our life.
What’s more, affirming statements spoken in the present tense have a powerful impact on our energy level and motivation.
So, if you’re looking to make some positive changes in your life, start by using affirmations every day. You may be surprised at how much they can improve your mood and outlook on life.
How To Use Daily Affirmations
Research has shown that daily affirmations can have a positive impact on your overall well-being and success.
By repeating positive statements about yourself, you can retrain your brain to focus on the good, instead of the negative.
This simple practice can help to boost your self-esteem, improve your attitude, and increase your resilience in the face of adversity.
Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Daily Affirmations:
1. Choose affirmations that resonate with you.
2. Repeat your affirmations aloud, with conviction.
3. Write down your affirmations and refer to them often.
4. Practice visualization along with your affirmations. picturing yourself achieving your goals will help to increase their power.
5. Believe in yourself and in the affirmations you are repeating.
6. Be patient – it may take some time for the affirmations to start having an effect on your life.
7. Have fun with it! There’s no need to take affirmations too seriously – lighten up and enjoy the journey.
Ideas For Using Daily Affirmations:
While taking the first steps to include affirmations daily can be a little overwhelming, remember, choose the simplest ways for you and take small steps to start.
One easy way to work daily affirmations into your routine is to make them the first thing you think about in the morning.
As soon as you wake up, take a deep breath and repeat your morning affirmations several times.
This will help to start your day off on the right foot and set the tone for the rest of your day.
Another way to use daily affirmations is to incorporate them into your gratitude journaling practice.
At the end of each day, take a few minutes to write down things that you are grateful for.
As you write, include positive affirmations about yourself and your life. This will help to increase the power of your gratitude practice and further train your brain to think in a more positive way.
You can also use daily affirmations as part of a broader self-care routine.
For example, you might add them to your daily meditation practice or use them as part of a guided relaxation exercise.
Or, if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, another common way to include affirmations is to simply try repeating your chosen affirmations to yourself throughout the day – whenever you need a boost of positivity.
There are endless ways to work daily affirmations into your life – the key is to find what works for you and to make them a part of your regular routine.
Benefits of Daily Gratitude Practice
A gratitude practice is simply taking time each day to notice and reflect upon the things for which we are grateful. It is an opportunity to focus our attention on the positive aspects of our lives and relationships.
When we shift our perspective in this way, we begin to see life through the lens of abundance rather than scarcity. We open ourselves up to feeling more joy, happiness, love, and peace.
With this focus on the positive aspects of our life, we then bring focus to our positive emotions, positive thoughts, and have a generally more positive outlook on life. This allows us to more easily stay in a state of gratitude.
Additionally, gratitude has been shown to contribute to a host of other benefits, including improved physical health, better sleep, decreased anxiety and depression, and increased resilience in the face of stress.
In short, cultivating an attitude of gratitude can lead to a more joyful and fulfilling life. Therefore, it is well worth making time each day for a gratitude practice.
Everyone will have different experiences with gratitude, and in no way does this mean we have to push for a grateful heart for all of our negative experiences – each experience in nuanced and getting specific help for your situation can help you to find the power of gratitude in areas you can focus on.
Why Use Daily Affirmations In Your Practice Of Gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can have a profound impact on our lives.
When we focus on the things we are thankful for, we automatically start to feel happier and more positive.
One way to amplify the power of gratitude is to use daily affirmations.
By repeating positive statements about what we are grateful for, we can program our minds to focus on the good instead of the bad. This in turn attracts more good things into our lives.
The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, so the more positive energy we put out there, the more we will receive in return.
In terms of neuroscience, the Reticular Activating System (RAS) of our brain acts in a similar way. What we focus on, we see more of.
Have you ever thought about buying a new car and then, all of a sudden, you see that type of car everywhere? This is the RAS of our brain reinforcing we have made the right decision.
So why not use the power of our brain for our own advantage, and start each day by using affirmations of gratitude to bring focus on all of the positive things in our life?
Creating a sense of gratitude at the start of the day can help you to see the positive things more clearly throughout the day.
This doesn’t mean you’re not going to have negative thoughts, human emotions are real and while our brain is powerful, we can’t always just think ourselves happy.
However, by using the power of affirmations we can start to refocus our brain on the positive things in our life, which then creates a feedback loop of more positivity.
You may find you need some extra help with this, depending on your own current situation and your own mental health. But affirmations are a simple practice you can start with right away, and you can even create your own affirmations so they resonate with you more.
Simple Daily Gratitude Affirmations
You can use these simple affirmations each day to help boost your mood, focus on the positive, and create a sense of gratitude.
Remember, the important thing with affirmations is to use them regulalrly. Repeating your positive gratitude affirmations on a daily basis. Studies have shown that this is the best way to experience the benefits of positive affirmations.
Try these simple affirmations for gratitude and see which resonate with you:
1 – Today is a new day and I am grateful for the opportunities it brings.
2 – I see the little things all around me that bring me comfort and joy.
3 – I focus on radiating positive energy out into the world and am grateful for the positive energy I receive in return.
4 – Each day is filled with wonderful things and I am grateful I can see and experience these.
5 – I appreciate my ability to work on my mental health. I understand positive mental health is an ongoing process and I am grateful to any resources available to me.
6 – I am grateful that I can focus on what is great in my life, rather than a cycle of focus on the difficult times.
7 – Great things are all around me!
8 – I appreciate my family members and friends who give me joy and strength each day.
9 – The healthy habits I have created have allowed me to create a healthy mind and healthy body.
10 – Even on my worst days, I am grateful for the good that still exists in my life.
11 – A bad day does not equal a bad life. I choose to focus on the positive, even small things can allow me to feel joy and happiness.
12 – I have incredible inner strength, I appreciate what this strength has allowed me to overcome.
13 – The positive people I choose to surround myself with lift my energy and help me see the good in life.
14 – I take time to breathe in life’s beauty in the simple moments of everyday life.
15 – I have a deep appreciation for the positive experiences in my life.
16 – I give myself unconditional love, and understand that self love is the highest form of gratitude I can give.
17 – I cherish the memories of good times, they remind me that happy moments do exist and will happen again.
18 – I choose to find gratitude for the challenges in my life, they have allowed me to become a stronger and wiser person.
19 – I understand that everyone makes mistakes, myself included. I choose to forgive myself and move forward with a grateful heart.
20 – No one is perfect, and I am grateful for the people in my life who love me despite my imperfections.
Positive ‘I Am’ Gratitude Affirmations
‘I am’ affirmations are a great way to reinforce ideas we have in the present moment.
Rather than focusing on the future (I will…), using affirmations that start with ‘I am’ helps remind us we already feel this gratitude, we are simply brining it into our conscious thought and allowing ourselves to focus on this gratitude.
The following are powerful ‘I am’ gratitude affirmations that you can use anytime you want to bring your graitude into the present moment.
Not all of these will resonate with you, so be sure to choose ones that do.
21 – I am grateful for my health and well-being.
22 – I am grateful for my happy and healthy relationships.
23 – I am grateful for my job and the opportunities it provides.
24 – I am grateful for my comfortable home and all the amenities it includes.
25 – I am grateful for my loving family and friends.
26 – I am grateful for the abundance of blessings in my life.
27 – I am grateful for the lessons life has taught me.
28 – I am grateful for all of my past experiences, the people I’ve met, every decision has led me to where I am today.
29 – I am grateful for the challenges I have faced, because they have made me stronger.
30 – I am grateful for my ability to experience love and happiness.
31 – I am grateful for my sense of humor and the ability to laugh at myself.
32 – I am grateful for my intuition and the guidance it provides.
33 – I am grateful for my courage and determination.
34 – I am grateful for my compassion and generosity.
35 – I am grateful for my creativity and imagination.
36 – I am grateful for my open mind and flexible attitude.
37 – I am grateful for my willingness to grow and change.
38 – I am grateful for the lessons life has taught me so far.
39 – I am grateful for all the people in my life, both past and present.
40 – I am grateful for the things I have, and the things I don’t have.
41 – I am grateful for every moment I experience of this precious life.
42 – I am grateful for the good times, and the bad times, that have made me who I am today.
43 – I am grateful for the gifts life has given me, both big and small.
44 – I am grateful for my ability to love and be loved.
45 – I am grateful for my positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life.
46 – I am grateful for my ability to see the best in people, and the world around me.
47 – I am grateful for my sense of peace and inner calmness.
48 – I am grateful for my connection to Spirit, and the guidance I receive.
49 – I am grateful for my strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
50 – I am grateful for my ability to overcome obstacles and challenges.
51 – I am grateful for my courage to follow my heart and intuition.
52 – I am grateful for my capacity for forgiveness, compassion, and understanding.
53 – I am grateful for my creative talents and abilities.
54 – I am grateful for my passion for life, and my zest for living.
55 – I am grateful for my sense of humor, and the ability to laugh at myself.
56 – I am grateful for all the people in my life who have contributed to my happiness and success.
57 – I am grateful for the love, support, and encouragement I receive from others.
58 – I am grateful for my ability to make a difference in the world.
59 – I am grateful for my ability to inspire and motivate others.
60 – I am grateful for my positive impact on the lives of others.
Including great affirmations like these as you practice gratitude can lead to incredible things. By focusing on gratitude in our daily lives, we can become a happier person, with a more positive outlook, and start living your best life.
Save this list for anytime you need some daily gratitude affirmation inspriation, choose out a few you like and repeat them daily, or write your own affirmations. As long as you include gratitud ein your life each day, you’ll start to see the amazing effect it can have on your life.