Stay Focused and Motivated with Positive Words of Affirmation

As we pursue our goals, we will likely face obstacles along the way, obstacles that my bruise our confidence and leave us with self-doubt.

Positive affirmations are words of inspiration that you can use to silence those negative thoughts. A positive affirmation is like a mini mantra that you can repeat to yourself throughout the day to stay focused, driven, and motivated. Flooding your mind with positivity generates the energy necessary to push yourself to the next level, whether that means starting a new healthy habit, reducing stress levels, or making a career change.

There is no “correct” way to use positive affirmations; you can shape the mantras and the amount of repetitions to fit your needs. Experiment with saying the words out loud or silently to yourself. If you’re new to using positive affirmations, we recommend repeating your mantra 20 times a session, three times a day. If you find it’s too much or too little, you can adjust to fit your own preferences. We’ve provided some Monday mantras below to get you started.

“I think of only positive things and positive things happen in my life.”

“The doors of opportunity are always open for me, and I take advantage of the same without fail.”

“Motivation comes to me from the inside. I am my own motivator.”

“I am strong and confident. There is nothing I can’t achieve.”

If you’re looking for a more structured meditation practice, try this positive affirmation ritual that calls for the repetition of self-empowering phrases. Follow the words below, and see how positive affirmations can bring focus and stability to your Monday.

Positive Affirmation Ritual:

Allow yourself to be absorbed in the affirmations and file them in your mind as a resource to draw upon whenever you need it. If you like, you can match your breath to each statement so that with each breath you take you repeat an affirmation such as “I am calm…” on the exhale.

(Repeat each three times)

“I am grateful ”

“I am calm”

“I am comfortable and confident”

“Let it go”

“I am focused”

“I am coping well”

“I breathe through and let go of stress”

“I am calm. I am ready for what comes next”

“I got this”