5 Morning Mantras: For a Calmer Start to Your Day

Do you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed before you even leave the house in the morning? Starting your day with a sense of calm and focus can make a huge difference in your overall well-being and productivity. That’s where morning mantras come in – simple phrases or affirmations that can help you set the tone for your day. Here are five calming mantras to incorporate into your morning routine.


“I am grateful for this new day.”

Starting off your day with a sense of gratitude can shift your mindset from one of stress and anxiety to one of positivity and abundance. Take a deep breath and remind yourself of all the gifts and blessings in your life, big and small. This mantra can help ground you and set the stage for a calm, centred day.


“I trust in the universe to guide me.”

It’s easy to feel like we need to control everything in our lives, but that can often lead to anxiety and disappointment. Instead, try letting go of the need to control and trust in the universe to guide you on your path. This mantra can help release tension and allow you to focus on the present moment.


“I am strong and capable.”

Sometimes we need a little pep talk to boost our confidence and courage. Before facing the challenges of the day ahead, remind yourself that you are strong and capable. This mantra can help you tap into your inner strength and empower you to face any obstacles that may come your way.


“I choose peace and calmness.”

Our minds can easily become consumed with negative thoughts and worries. Instead, choose to focus on peace and calmness. Repeat this mantra throughout the day to remind yourself to let go of stress and negativity. This can help you cultivate a sense of inner peace and tranquillity.


“I am exactly where I need to be in this moment.”

It’s easy to get caught up in thoughts of the past or worries about the future. But the truth is, we can’t change the past and we can’t predict the future. The only moment we have is right now. Remind yourself that you are exactly where you need to be in this moment, and trust that everything is unfolding exactly as it should.


Starting your day with positive affirmations and mantras can help you create a sense of calm and focus that will carry you through the day. By setting the tone for your day with these simple phrases, you can cultivate a mindset of gratitude, trust, strength, peace, and presence. Give these morning mantras a try and see how they can transform your mornings – and your life.


Want to know more? Discover more about the benefits of scientific mindfulness meditation for self-compassion in Dr. Elise Bialylew’s book The Happiness Plan 💛


"If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in.."




Elise Bialylew is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan, and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. She was recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence.

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