Do you Have a Daily Affirmation Practice?

Do you have a daily affirmation practice? That is a ritual where on a daily basis, most likely to start your day, you look at your reflection in the mirror and recite a positive thought? Typically these affirmations are based on what you want to bring more of into your life.

Something like:

  • I am healthy and beautiful
  • I am successful and satisfied with my work
  • I have inner peace, calm and focus
  • I am rich and have all the money I need

I have a lot of practices – yoga, exercise, meditation, and writing to name a few. However, I’ve never been one for reciting daily affirmations. Until today. After reading this blog post by writing coach Lisa Tener, I thought, Huh, why not give it a try? Her post (an interview with an author who wrote a book that focused on daily affirmations for financial success) was compelling enough that I figured what do I have to lose. You need maybe a minute or two in the morning and it costs nothing to talk to yourself in the mirror. :-)

Admittedly, I felt a little silly (Often new practices make me feel uncomfortable at first. Maybe you can relate to that.). Then I had fun with it. Bringing a smile to my face first thing in the morning is priceless, too.

Now, I don’t believe that reciting the affirmations alone is what will bring more of what you want into your life. I do think there is something to starting your day with positive thinking. You shift to a positive attitude and let your actions follow. It’s the action that yields results.

As suggested in the interview, I’ll recite these affirmations for the next 21 days (most likely the entire month of February) and see what happens.

I plan to recite them out loud in front of a mirror or to my husband. You might do the same. Or maybe you recite them in the car on your way to work, silently to yourself, or you write them down. The best way is the way that works for you.

I plan to use the affirmations listed in the blog post which you can read here.

I’m curious to see what comes of this. If you choose to start a daily affirmation practice, I’d love to know how you’re doing, too.

For more resources on daily affirmations visit

Your turn: What do you think? Do you have a daily affirmation practice? Have you ever considered one? Leave a comment and share your experience.

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  • Peggy Nolan

    Hi Stacey! 2 years ago I wrote an eBook for stepmoms called Get Inspired: Take the 30 Day Affirmation Challenge. I am a quote collector, so my day always starts with reading through my quote journal and adding to it! My affirmation today is: I am free to be me!

  • Stacey Shipman

    Hi Peggy!
    I have recited the same ones for 4 days and I actually feel different. Time will tell, but it does put you in a positive frame of mind for the day. Thanks for your comment. – Stacey

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