The science of affirmations

The Best Time to Practice Affirmations

It's not just what you say; it’s when you say it. Let’s look at the best time to practice affirmations, so that you can make the most of your positive self-talk.

February 5, 2024
5 min

The Best Time to Practice Affirmations

Establishing a regular, consistent affirmations practice is crucial to unlocking its benefits

One way to make sure you’re practicing affirmations daily is to have a set time blocked off, time that’s just for you and your affirmations. 

But when should that time be? Morning, noon or night - let’s explore the best time to practice affirmations, so you can develop your regular practice. 

Practice affirmations in the morning

Morning affirmations

Your morning routine has the power to shape your entire day. 

When you begin your day feeling confident, happy, and at peace, you’ll find it easier to stay positive and calm regardless of what happens during your day. 

So for many people, the best time to practice affirmations is first thing in the morning, creating a beautiful tone for the day ahead. 

Affirmations like these can help you feel empowered, energized, and ready to take on the day. 

  1. I wake up each morning with a happy heart and clear mind.
  2. I am going to have a great day.
  3. I begin the day with positive thoughts and a calm mind.
  4. I choose to be fully present in all I do today.
  5. Good things are happening today.
  6. I feel bright and shiny today.
  7. Today, I choose positivity and peace.
  8. I wake up each morning and choose a peaceful state of mind.
  9. Today, I attract abundance.
  10. I trust that the Universe will support me in all I do today.

These and similar morning affirmations can inspire feelings of calm, joy, and gratitude that will stay with you all day long.

Set your alarm for just 5-10 minutes early, and invest that precious “me time” into your emotional wellbeing. 

Practice affirmations at night

Evening affirmations 

Of course, there are just as many people who feel that the end of the day is the best time to practice affirmations. 

Evening rituals are essential for quality sleep, signaling to your brain that it’s time to produce melatonin, the sleep hormone. 

Calming routines such as practicing bedtime affirmations also help your mind and body relax at the end of the day, releasing stress and lowering your heart rate so you can sleep well and long.

Evening affirmations also serve as a valuable reminder that you did your best, the day has passed, and tomorrow is a new opportunity to shine. 

Try incorporating these affirmations into your regular nighttime routine today.

  1. I did my best today.
  2. I am letting go of all negativities before I go to sleep.
  3. Everything I did today leads to a better tomorrow.
  4. I end my day happy with who I am and where I am going.
  5. I forget about today's stress so I can sleep peacefully.
  6. I am enough. I did enough. I can let go.
  7. I will get a good night's sleep tonight.
  8. I am proud of my efforts today.
  9. I am proud of all I accomplished today.
  10. I release all tension from my mind and my body.

Allow these affirmations to help you release any negative emotions you may be holding onto from the day’s events and replace them with gratitude and peace. 

Practice affirmations all day

Affirmations throughout the day

Because consistency is such a crucial part of practicing affirmations, many people find it easier to set aside a few minutes early in the morning or later in the evening. 

But life happens. Stressful situations crop up. Plans go awry. Run-ins with difficult people leave you frazzled. 

So occasionally, it may turn out that the best time to practice affirmations is right in the moment, despite whatever’s going on around you. 

These are examples of the types of affirmations that you may want to sprinkle throughout your day. 

Affirmations at work

  1. I am attracting success.
  2. I trust that the Universe is guiding my career.
  3. I am worthy of a job that makes me happy.
  4. I am attracting positive results and abundant wins.
  5. I have what it takes to succeed.
  6. I am meant to accomplish great things.
  7. My success is inevitable and unavoidable.
  8. My dream job is also seeking me.
  9. I am ready to take my career to the next level.
  10. Everything I need to be successful is always inside of me.

Affirmations in moments of stress

  1. I choose peace.
  2. I allow each breath to fill me with peace and balance.
  3. I am mentally strong enough to remain positive and calm.
  4. My heart is thankful, my mind is calm, and my soul is content.
  5. Today, I choose positivity and peace.
  6. I am worthy of love, peace and joy in my life.
  7. I create a stress-free, peaceful world for myself.
  8. I release anything that is keeping me from achieving inner peace.
  9. I move forward filled with peace and positivity.
  10. I am creating a life based on peace and happiness.

Affirmations for a boost of positive energy

  1. I am beautiful, intelligent, kind, and so loved.
  2. I am living my best life.
  3. I am, and always will be, enough.
  4. I radiate beauty, kindness, and positivity.
  5. I am me, and no one can compete with that.
  6. I am confident in how I look, feel, act, and think.
  7. I am a beautiful work in progress.
  8. I am taking my power back.
  9. It is my time to shine brightly.
  10. I love myself. I believe in myself. I support myself.

Final thoughts

What’s the final answer? What’s the best time to practice affirmations?

In the end, there isn’t one “best” time. 

Your affirmations practice is as wonderfully unique as you are. Your best chance of success with affirmations, once you’ve established a consistent practice, is to find the time that works for you, your goals, and whatever is happening in your life. 

We’ve shared some affirmations that apply to specific times/situations, but you’ll find many more in the I am app. Download it today and you’ll have access to affirmations that you can use to find peace and positivity in almost any aspect of your life.

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