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Are you beset with worries? There is so much stress these days. The world as we know it has changed.It is hard to stay positive. Even harder to think daily positive thoughts, which many people recommend as a main way to stay positive.
It seems that bad things are happening everywhere, all the time, if you watch the news. Many news headlines highlight the worst side of humanity, with people hoarding basic commodities, the stock market going into freefall and some random shooter killing large groups of people nearly every week. Things seem bad, so how can we have daily positive thoughts?
With all that’s been going on, it is natural to feel afraid, angry and discouraged. But it is important to remain calm and try not to get fixated on the negatives. This post will help you find your zen, think daily positive thoughts and not feel to depressed at how seemingly bad things are getting.
Keep a Positive Outlook
The bad things going on in the world causes us to feel anxious. We also encounter challenges in our personal lives that sometimes cause us to overlook the inner work we’re doing to become more resilient and capable of facing our fears.
The type of mindset you have in times like is the best determiner of how well you’re going to cope. Maintaining a positive outlook can enhance your capacity to withstand personal challenges, and even the challenges the whole of humanity is facing right now. This is one of the things you can do right now to feel better about life.
To help you see the positive side of things, we’ve compiled this collection of 61 positive and happy thoughts to help you get through a challenging day.
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Let’s dive in and get the positive vibes rolling.
Your Personal Daily Positive Thoughts
1. “I have the power to accomplish everything I set out to do today.”
Many of us have been conditioned to be self-critical instead of appreciating our own ability to make it through challenges. When faced with setbacks, we tend to question our ability to cope.
It’s time to adopt a new mindset. Rather than putting yourself down, believe that you are capable of overcoming all obstacles in your path.
2. “The Universe is always on my side.”
We all attract experiences that confirm our beliefs. So, if you think that the world is out to get you, you will definitely experience things that validate this thought.
The same is true if you believe there is goodness in the world. If you are open to this thought, you attract positive synchronicity in your everyday experiences, and things go more smoothly.
3. “I am full of potential.”
Have you experienced days when nothing seems to go right? When we have days like this, it’s easy to berate ourselves and think we’re not good enough. But that is only true if you believe it to be. Counter this thought by affirming that there are still opportunities for you to discover around you and within you. Move forward. Believe in your own possibilities.
4. “My courage is stronger than my fear.”
We are currently faced with a lot of uncertainty, and it’s only natural to feel afraid. However, we should not allow fear to control us and prevent us from taking appropriate action.
There are several benefits of facing our fears:
5. “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
We need to find ways to lessen our anxiety, particularly at this difficult time. One way to do this is by paying attention to things we can be thankful for. Studies show that keeping track of the things we are grateful for is good for our health.
A good way to get into the thankfulness habit is by keeping a gratitude journal. If you need help to get started, check out these 120 journal prompts to cultivate more thankfulness in your life.
6. “I radiate love in my life.”
This doesn’t necessarily refer to love in a romantic sense. Instead, we are encouraging you to recognize the value of life.
More importantly, we invite you to be a transmitter of positivity. You can start doing this by learning how to let go of bitterness and anger.
7. “I deserve a healthy body and sound mind.”
We used to put a premium on hard work, sacrificing our health and well-being in the name of ambition. However, many of us have now come to understand the undesirable effects of this approach, including burnouts, mental breakdowns, and fatigue.
In order to really succeed, you must never compromise your health. Remember to take care of your body with the right exercise and proper diet. Take mental-health breaks as needed. You deserve to be healthy, especially during this trying time.
8. “Good things are happening in my life.”
Sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck on the negatives—especially when going through a difficult situation.
We tend to overlook the areas of our lives where we have much to be thankful for. If we acknowledge that there are good things happening to us, it becomes easier to spot these positives in our lives.
Here’s a challenge for you: For the next seven days, at bedtime, identify at least two good things that you experienced throughout the day. By doing so, you can enhance the positivity in your life.
9. “I choose to let go of the hurt and be healed.”
Letting go of the past is often difficult, especially if we have been badly hurt. But to constantly relive the pain prevents us from experiencing real happiness.
The thought above allows you to let go of a painful past. By choosing to let go, you become free, which helps you find peace of mind and true healing.
10. “I welcome happiness into my life.”
Sometimes we suffer needlessly, thinking that we deserve pain. Perhaps this is a conditioning we developed in childhood, especially if we’ve had a traumatic experience at the hands of our primary caregivers.
However, as the saying goes, “Your history does not define your destiny.” You can choose how to live your life moving forward. Why not choose to be happy today?
11. “I approve of myself exactly as I am.”
Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, believes that the path to happiness lies in our total acceptance of ourselves exactly as we are. But this is usually easier said than done.
Many of us suffer from impostor syndrome. Others find the concept of self-love silly. However, if we want to develop positivity, we need to begin appreciating who we are, flaws and all.
12. “Everything is unfolding as it should.”
We often worry about how we’re doing in life right now. Many of us hurry through life, stressed out because we’re not successful enough, rich enough, or popular enough.
But if you believe that everything in your life will fall into place eventually, you no longer have to be anxious about anything. Have faith—you’ll get there at the right time.
13. “Today is a good day to celebrate.”
Being alive today is a cause for celebration. Having a roof over your head is a very good reason to be joyful. Having access to clean running water and electricity is reason enough to be in a festive mood.
Don’t take life for granted. Celebrate everything that you have.
14. “This, too, shall pass.”
Not too long ago, the entire world was freaked out at the thoughts of pandemic and lockdown. Many countries declared a state of emergency, and the financial sector has been hit hard. The health sector was overburdened, and some were saying this is the end of life as we know it.
We should not dwell on these fear-driven thoughts. Instead, let’s focus on what’s true. Just like a storm, this crisis will one day be over. Hold onto this thought as we continue to wait. The Pandemic sucked, but it is mostly over now, and has little impact on our day-to-day life.
15. “I deserve love.”
Many people go through life thinking that they are unlovable. Because of this, they attract situations and relationships where they experience rejection.
To counter this, they need to learn how to love themselves. This self-love is not a narcissistic thing—it is the beginning of healing and true happiness.
Need some tips on how to love yourself more? This post provides suggestions on how you can fearlessly cultivate self-love.
16. “I am capable of achieving my goals.”
There are several reasons why people procrastinate. When left unchecked, this tendency can easily become a habit. To counter this, we need to adopt good time-management habits that encourage the proper use of our time.
A little discipline on our part goes a long way toward creating good habits. It also pays to tap into our inner resources and believe that we are capable of change.
17. “I trust my intuition and always make wise decisions.”
Do you tend to second-guess yourself? Are you the type who often needs all the facts before making a decision?
Take a break from overthinking and learn how to listen to what your instincts are telling you. Listening to your intuition is the ultimate act of trust you can show yourself. (Here are some tips to help you stop overthinking your relationship.)
18. “I have value and purpose.”
You have something unique and valuable to offer the world. When you learn to see your own value and believe in it, you are inspiring others to see their own worth as well.
Respect your struggles. Believe in your own limitless potential.
19. “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” – Kahlil Gibran
If you’ve lost your sense of purpose and wonder what life is really about, consider getting out of your comfort zone and being of service to others. For many, volunteer work becomes a gateway for self-discovery.
This quote from Kahlil Gibran suggests that being of service might be a way to find true happiness.
20. “My confidence grows as I step out of my comfort zone.”
Although it is a scary notion, stepping out of our comfort zones is the only way for us to grow. Challenges at work, school, or in our personal lives can be uncomfortable, so we often try to avoid confrontations as much as possible. However, these conflicts may be something that we need to go through in order to reach a higher level of maturity and wisdom.
21. “I trust the process of life to bring me my highest good.”
Instead of viewing a crisis as a threat, allow it to reveal opportunities to you.
If you have ever gone through a trying period in your life, you may not have expected to cope as well as you did. However, after you experienced those trials, you may have realized that you were strong, resilient, and capable.
22. “I deserve the best.”
This is similar to knowing your value. When you know your worth and believe in it, you are no longer willing to settle. You distance yourself from situations where your self-worth is diminished. Instead, you choose to be surrounded by people and experiences that respect and celebrate your true worth.
23. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith
Believe that you can do it. Be your own cheerleader. If you have to fake it till you make it for awhile, then do so. Just keep doing whatever you have to do to get to where you want to go.
Most importantly, believe that you can do it.
24. “I am in charge of my life.”
If you allow others to dictate how you live your life, what happens to you when those people are gone? No one else can write your story for you.
Take charge of your destiny. Give yourself permission to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
25. “I choose to be kind.”
It is easy to spread negativity. For many people, it is easier to hate than understand. They hold grudges and never trust anyone.
It’s not a surprise that, in our society, kindness if often considered a weakness, when in fact it is a strength. Being kind helps change the world for the better.
26. “I am working to be the best version of me.”
Do not diminish your own efforts at working towards becoming a better person. If you have decided to cultivate good habits, then that’s a reason for celebration!
27. “I am surrounded by beauty.”
It’s so easy to complain and criticize when things are not going our way. However, by doing so, we actually infuse our lives with a lot of negativity, until complaining becomes a destructive habit.
To counter this, we need to be mindful of the good, the positive, and the beautiful around us. Sometime, these are not immediately obvious, and require us to look closer. Nevertheless, always aim to see the positive side of things.
28. “Asking for help does not diminish my worth.”
We are often afraid to ask for help for fear of being thought of as weak or incapable. But sometimes it is important to ask for help when we need it.
Our worth is not diminished by needing assistance. Instead, we have the opportunity to learn from those who we lean upon.
Daily Positive Thoughts About Work
29. “I am valued in my workplace.”
It never feels good when your efforts seem to go unnoticed at work. But if you sometimes doubt the contribution you’re making in your workplace, this positive affirmation can keep insecurities about your career at bay.
In addition to using this thought as a personal mantra for the workplace, the following actions can also give you peace of mind about the status of your career:
30. “I attract respect.”
Are you concerned that you are not receiving the level of respect that you deserve, or that you’re giving your colleagues? Perhaps now is the time to assert yourself.
Share your ideas during meetings. Voice your opinion when the opportunity presents itself. Become visible in the workplace in a positive way, and you’ll surely attract the respect you want.
31. “I am responsible.”
You know are capable of finishing your tasks, so you should believe that you can meet your quotas. Trust yourself to be able to deliver what’s expected of you and more.
32. “I make a positive contribution with the work I do.”
You don’t need to be the CEO of a corporation to make an impact. Doing your job well is a wonderful contribution you can make, no matter what kind of work you do.
33. “I am investing in myself because I am worth it.”
Although you may be dedicated to your work, it is also important to remember to take care of your health. It is only by being healthy that you will be able to do your work well.
Take advantage of days off to regroup, de-stress, and do activities that promote self-love.
34. “The work I do is appreciated and well-compensated.”
Have faith that people are noticing the hard work that you’re doing. In due time, your efforts will be rewarded. Meanwhile, always give your best effort, even if no one is watching.
35. “Each day, I move closer to the life I dream of.”
Be inspired to reach your dreams with this daily reminder. You may encounter challenges along the way, but the important thing is to never give up going after what you want.
One tool to help you achieve the life you want is a vision board. It harnesses the Law of Attraction to help you reach your goals. Check out this post for helpful suggestions on the supplies you need in order to create your first vision board.
36. “My work is inspiring and fulfilling.”
In an ideal world, everybody would work at their dream job. However, in reality, a lot of people are dissatisfied with their work.
Perhaps you also feel uninspired with the work that you do. If so, remind yourself that in the current economic climate, having a job is a blessing.
To feel excited about going to work, try using this positive mantra every morning as you commute to your workplace. Repeat it to yourself as often as necessary.
37. “I make a positive contribution with the work that flows from my hands.”
Your contribution at work does not have to be limited to what’s listed in your job description. You can also strive to be the person who boosts your department’s morale.
You can be a source of positivity in a high-stress environment. Show up, lend a hand, and be willing to go the extra mile.
38. “My job is a wonderful opportunity to share what I know with the world.”
Here is another thought that can inspire you, no matter what kind of work you do. It reminds you that you can always make a positive impact. Do your work well and the world will benefit from your expertise.
39. “I am learning something new every day.”
Highly successful people never stop learning. It is actually this growth mindset that allows them to reach great heights in their fields.
Your job is a wonderful opportunity to learn something new every day. The knowledge you gain can be directly related to your responsibilities in the workplace, or it might be a new set of soft skills.
Whatever it is, it will help you stand out.
40. “Challenges help me become a stronger person.”
Challenges are meant to change us and make us better versions of ourselves. When we encounter challenges, our resilience and resourcefulness are tested.
Ultimately, overcoming challenges makes us stronger. It’s good to be reminded of this whenever we’re faced with difficulties at work.
41. “My ability to conquer challenges is limitless.”
Believe that you can overcome obstacles that come your way. You need to trust in your abilities to work through these challenges.
More importantly, if you are currently feeling overwhelmed, it is a good idea to ask for help. No one will think you are weak for doing so.
Daily Positive Thoughts About Abundance and Prosperity
42. “I focus on things I am thankful for.”
Instead of focusing on what you lack in life, try to direct your attention to things that you already have. You will soon realize that there may be a lot of things that you have taken for granted.
This thought allows you to zero in on things that matter.
43. “Money has a positive impact on my life.”
Many of us have an uneasy relationship with money. Often, we don’t know how to manage our funds.
You can use this positive thought to improve your money habits and develop a more positive relationship with the money that you have.
44. “Wealth constantly flows in my life.”
Some people operate with a scarcity mindset. They feel cheated when they learn of other people’s success, and constantly compare themselves with others.
If you have a tendency toward a scarcity mindset, you can counter it with this affirming thought. Choose to believe that your needs will be taken care of.
45. “I am open to receiving prosperity in my life.”
If you are operating through a scarcity mindset, you will feel that you never have enough, no matter how wealthy you are.
To experience true prosperity, you should visualize yourself receiving prosperity. This way, you open yourself to the other benefits of true wealth: generosity and joy.
46. “All my needs are met.”
If you are feeling restricted in your life, you can tap into real prosperity with this thought. Believe that all your day-to-day needs are being met.
If you want, you can write this thought down and place it in a prominent spot so you are constantly reminded that you need never experience scarcity in any form.
47. “I set my financial goals and I achieve them.”
Whether you’re aiming to pay off your credit card bill, preparing for retirement, or saving up for a house, having financial goals helps you build your wealth faster.
This thought reminds you to be mindful of your money habits. It encourages you to make sound decisions on how to spend and invest your hard-earned money.
48. “My income is continually increasing.”
Financial experts suggest that we should not rely on our salaries, but instead find ways to add to our personal income. May this thought encourage you to be resourceful in looking for ways to earn additional income.
49. “I choose abundance.”
In order to attract prosperity, you need to get rid of your scarcity mindset. Instead, believe that abundance is already flowing in your life.
50. “I have everything I need in life right now.”
Realize that if you are healthy and you can look forward to what tomorrow may bring, then you have everything you need in life. Believe in yourself. Never give up in times of challenges, and believe that everything you need will be provided.
51. “I invite gratitude into my life.”
Let the Law of Attraction work to bring abundance into your life. One way of doing this is by living a life filled with gratitude for every experience you have.
To document your journey to grateful living, we suggest you keeping a gratitude journal for your daily positive thoughts.
Positive Thoughts for the End of the Day
52. “The day is now in the past, and I let it be.”
There will be days when you feel that you could have done more with the 24 hours given to you. Some days, you’ll experience frustration at things that don’t go your way.
Nevertheless, if you’ve done the best you could with the opportunity presented to you, you can rest easy at the end of the day. Tomorrow is a chance to do better. Let today’s lessons sink in. Allow today’s frustrations to melt away with this affirming thought.
53. “I can rest easy knowing that I did the best I could today.”
There’s no need to fret about things that were out of your control today. What’s important is that you did the best that you could.
54. “I am at peace.”
Mindfulness helps us achieve inner peace, and being present lowers your stress levels. It takes your mind away from overthinking and rumination, promotes better immunity, and improves memory.
To reap all these benefits, you can begin by declaring your intention to be at peace, regardless of what goes on around you. Think daily positive thoughts.
55. “All is well in my world.”
This thought is another way to achieve inner peace. When you declare that all is well in your life, you are attracting situations, relationships, and experiences that validate this thought.
56. “I am learning and growing each day.”
Each day brings us learning experiences. When we embrace these experiences, they help us grow. And growth is the point of all this. Don’t pass up the opportunity to learn from your daily encounters.
57. “I made a positive contribution to the world today.”
We can’t emphasize this enough: You have something unique to offer the world.
Live with intention. Infuse your day-to-day interactions with sincerity.
Even though you are not aware of it, you’re making an impact on someone else’s life.
58. “I look forward to what the morning brings.”
When faced with uncertainty, we tend to focus on the negative. We become more stressed out, and we are prone to making unwise decisions.
To counter this, you might want to list at least a couple of things that excite and motivate you to get up in the morning. Work on these things and give them attention. You’ll likely feel invigorated for the entire day because you have a sense of purpose. Take time to think of these actions and start your day with some daily positive thoughts.
59. “I am grateful for all the people who make my life meaningful.”
Everyone who becomes a part of your life gives you a gift. Be grateful to all of these people for enriching your life.
60. “I move upward and forward.”
Travel unencumbered. Let go of past hurts and resentments. Choose to move forward, ready to meet what life has in store.
61. “I am loved and capable of giving love.”
The greatest thing we can do in this world is to love others and ourselves. It is an important commitment that will help us cope with whatever challenges we face.
Use this thought as a reassuring conclusion at the close of the day.
The Habit of Positive Thinking
We all want to be happier and live a more rewarding life. But sometimes it's hard to remember the important things in life when we're faced with the challenges and pressures of everyday existence.
Nevertheless, positivity has a host of benefits, especially for your health. Studies show that positive thinking can actually give you a longer lifespan. And the more you focus on the positive aspects of your experiences and think in positive terms, the faster you will manifest the things you want in your life.
To experience for yourself the effects of positivity in your life, how about taking a 30-day challenge where you think predominantly positive thoughts?
I actually tried this habit for 30 days. Here’s what I did:
This was a very simple exercise, but oddly enough it has become my favorite habit I've developed this year.
Final Words on Positive Thoughts
Whether you’re in the midst of a crisis or things are going just fine, having positive thoughts is beneficial for your health and well-being. This helps you increase your ability to cope with crisis when it arises, whether it’s a personal one or something that affects the entire world.
In order to reap the benefits of a positive mindset, it is necessary to believe that your thoughts work to manifest what you want in life.
You also need to develop the habit of thinking in positive terms. Try to take time for daily positive thoughts every day. Perhaps what you can do is set aside a certain time each day to contemplate the things you are most thankful for. An easy way to do this is writing in a gratitude journal.
It is only when we dwell on positivity that we move closer to true happiness and peace of mind.
You might want to check out the following resources on the topic of positivity:
Finally, if you want the perfect morning routine, then check out this seven-step process for creating a morning routine that will become a vital part of your daily life.)
5 thoughts on “61 Positive & Happy Thoughts to Brighten Your Day”
Steve, I love this little habit you have created, and I think the spin at the end towards helping someone would be a good re-start for a new month. I am enjoying reading your site, it is similar to what I am writing about (goal setting through the Dreamlining process). I think you have nailed it with creating actionable habits. Congratulations on the site, I hope it is a complete success for you.
Thanks Bec! I was surprised at how much I’ve grown to love this little reminder. I like your site as well. I’ve only used Dreamlining a few times, but I think you have a unique twist on the crowded goal-setting market.
The problem with positive thinking is it is so vague. I feel better, but I can’t pinpoint specific results in a real word.
I started a gratitude journal severeal months ago, where I write at least 5 things I was grateful for this specific day, every day. It evolved to noting whole (but tiny) piece of paper – I have usually about 10 points. It takes more than 1 minute – about 5. But because of this ‘multitude’ I’m forced to search for things I’m grateful for during the day.
And I feel better 😉
That definitely works well, especially if you’re using a journal to document everything. The one thing I find is it’s hard to remember to be thankful when you’re stressed. With this reminder, I force myself to think “at that moment” about what I’m thankful about. While some thoughts can be silly, sometimes I realize something that really makes me thankful about life.
If you don’t have a iPhone for the Mind Jogger app, I found a free android app call “Prayer Popper”. You can set it to do a random “daily pop” to remind you to say a prayer which I named “What I’m thankful for”.
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