“It’s been a long week” – you, by 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or hit traffic on the way into the office, you’d be amazed to realize just how many excuses we can find for having a rough start to the week. While some greet Monday morning with open arms, others go in kicking and screaming. I have a challenge for you: turn your Manic Monday into a Manifest Monday with short, easy affirmations.
How One Thought Can Shape Five Days
We’ve all experienced a hectic Monday that can make us want to call out sick for the rest of the workweek. However, more often than not, a rough day begins with a rough morning. An unpleasant morning can completely ruin the way you think and feel, and the longer it progresses, the harder it can seem to turn the day around and be productive.
But, the power of your thoughts is stronger than you may believe. Every minute you spend focusing on the negative merely projects more negativity into the day. When you continue to focus on the fact that you’re not having a good day because your morning didn’t start well, you make it impossible to turn the day around. Negative energy will only push the negative perception that your day is a lost cause.
The Power of Positive Monday Affirmations
The problem with negative or self-doubting thoughts is that they can become self-fulfilling prophecies: we’re not good enough, the day won’t get better, we can’t handle this. As a result, negative thoughts can drag down not just the week, but also our careers, our personal lives, and our relationships with others and with ourselves.
Instead of dwelling on the negative, try short, easy affirmations. Affirmations are simple, positive statements of something you want to come true. Using positive thinking about our circumstances and ourselves can be just as powerful as honing in on negative thoughts, but incredibly more helpful. Not only will they improve our general outlook, but they can also increase our confidence, our willingness to change, and our productivity.
Affirmations allow us to take back control of the day, no matter how it begins. They allow us to realize we have the ability to control our happiness. We are in control of how we let things affect us. And choosing to start the day with positive and motivational thoughts is a powerful tool in combatting any rough week ahead. Monday affirmations shape the week you want to live.
Simple Monday Affirmations to Manifest Positivity
You can utilize affirmations in any situation where you’d like to see a positive change take place in your life. When spoken or chanted Monday morning, either while rising out of bed, getting ready, or commuting to work, they can set a positive tone for the week ahead. Whether you’re setting and executing personal goals or keeping negative emotions in check, here are 20 Monday affirmations to start the day.
“I have the knowledge to make smart decisions for myself.”Tweet
“I have all that I need to make today a great day.”Tweet
“I am, and always will be, enough.”Tweet
“I am a powerful creator. I create the life I want and enjoy it.”Tweet
“I have everything I need to face any obstacles that come.”Tweet
“I can never fail, for everything that happens contributes to me being better.”Tweet
“I am valuable and will make powerful contributions to the world today.”Tweet
“My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.”Tweet
“Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow and improve.”Tweet
“I am excited to wake up each morning and experience this beautiful life, that I am creating with my thoughts and visions.”Tweet
“I am feeling healthy and strong today.”Tweet
“Today is going to be a really, really good day.”Tweet
“My life is a gift. I will use this gift with confidence, joy, and exuberance.”Tweet
“My thoughts do not control me, I control my thoughts.”Tweet
“To be positive is to be productive.”Tweet
“I am thankful for what I have, even if it is not perfect.”Tweet
“I give myself permission to go after what I want.”Tweet
“I greet this day with confidence and ease.”Tweet
“Today I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.”Tweet
“I choose to have an awesome week.”Tweet
Which affirmations will you choose to start your week off right? Let me know in the comments below!