You may not think you need a morning routine, but it’s important to create one. Just like you clean your teeth or take a shower each day, establishing a routine will help get the day off to the right start. If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, try saying these four simple statements to yourself every single morning.

#1 “I am strong.”

The first thing you should say to yourself every single day is, “I am strong.” This is a simple reminder that if you can get out of bed in the morning and start your day with this affirmation, then there’s nothing else stopping you. Too often, you may feel as though other people have the power to stop you from doing what needs to be done. But it’s important not to give them that much control over your life. This affirmation will help push those negative thoughts out of your mind and allow you to move forward with a positive attitude.

#2 “I am enough.”

The second thing you should say to yourself every single day is, “I am enough.” This affirmation reminds us that we are all worth something. Many people who feel they aren’t enough tend to resort to things that do damage to their bodies and minds. If you feel like you need help breaking the habit, feel free to visit the American Addiction Centers. There’s no reason for self-doubt or lack of confidence simply because someone else doesn’t appreciate the way you look, act, or sound. Reminding yourself that you’re enough can help banish any feelings of inadequacy that may have crept into your subconscious while you were sleeping. 

This affirmation also helps us to accept the parts of ourselves that we may not like but are a part of our identities. If necessary, spend a few minutes visualizing what it would feel like if these statements were factual about yourself right now and every single day going forward. Pretty soon, you’ll find that you believe these statements, and they become self-fulfilling prophecies.

#3 “I can do anything.”

The third thing you should say to yourself every single day is, “I can do anything.” This affirmation reminds you that you are capable of creating the life you want. We don’t need someone else’s permission, blessing, or help in order to accomplish our goals and dreams. Many things stop us. Maybe we think it’s too difficult or out of our reach. This affirmation will remind you that nothing is impossible if only you believe in yourself enough.

In addition, this affirmation helps us to push ourselves beyond our perceived limitations. We often convince ourselves that there are certain things we can’t do. But this is never true. The only thing stopping you from achieving your goals may be yourself. These three simple words – I can do anything – can help change how you think about what’s possible for your future.

#4 “I’m grateful for my life.”

The last thing you should say to yourself before beginning your day is, “I’m grateful for my life.” This affirmation reminds us that we have so much to be thankful for. We often take the things around us for granted. These things can disappear in an instant if something were to happen. It’s important not only to enjoy what we do have but also to appreciate how fortunate we are even just waking up today. By saying this statement every morning when you wake up, you’ll realize all of the good aspects of your life. You’ll be able to focus on them rather than dwell on any negatives or perceived shortcomings.