How to Make an Affirmation Jar + 150 Examples

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There is no certainty in life. It can toss out hailstorms and rainbows anytime, in any sequence, in any quantity. We can never control it. We can never really know how the day will transpire or how people will decide to be. Heck, we don't even know about our own mood sometimes. When so much is out of our control, what can we do to feel some sense of agency in our lives? What can we do to make good moments happen for ourselves? One simple thing to get us started is making affirmation jars.

Now, on the face of it, affirmation jars can seem a childish, silly idea. It's basically a jar or box or container of any sort with paper slips having affirmations on them. We can pick a slip at any time and it would hopefully give us an affirmation that we need to think about.

An affirmation jar is a box, glass jar, or small container filled with positive affirmations.

Quite similar to a gratitude jar in its making, this simple thing can be the little ray of hope and goodness in your life that you can create at any time. We can only do what we can and this is one of the wonderful things that are within our capabilities. Imagine a day when you are not feeling confident in yourself, doubting your integrity, and questioning what you deserve. You see your affirmation jar, and pick out one of the slips that says, "I deserve what I need."

An affirmation jar can give you moments of comfort, realization, smiles, understanding, and just good spirit whenever you want it. It is indeed a simple thing, but it is powerful. So today, let's learn how we can make an easy and helpful affirmation jar that will be there for us reliably in moments of light and dark.

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How to Make an Affirmation Jar

When making your affirmation jar, there's no pressure to be artistic, you can be as creative as you want to or keep it minimalistic. Do what you want.

Here are the things you would need:

  1. A jar or box
  2. Pen, pencil, or colorful markers
  3. Small pieces of paper
  4. (Optional) Ribbon and stickers to decorate

The first and most important thing you need to do is make a list of the affirmations you want to put in your affirmation jar. Below, I've collected affirmations for mornings, self-love, money, happiness, health, success, and more that you can pick from.

Then, pick the prettiest jar/box you can find. Cut paper into squares or rectangles and start writing these affirmations one by one. You can also put a label on the jar saying something like, "Jar of Positive Affirmations" or "Daily Dose of Sunshine", or anything that rings a bell.

Finally, fold the paper slips and put them in the jar. Your affirmation jar is now ready! You can make a ritual and pick out a slip every morning or before you go to bed. You can also pick an affirmation whenever you feel the need. It doesn't have to be a system, the only thing that matters is that you use it. Don't let it sit alone in a corner waiting for you to remember it. Keep the jar in sight and let it be there for you.

With that, here is an extensive list of positive affirmations for you to choose from:

150+ Positive Affirmations

Morning Affirmations

  1. I am grateful for this new day of life.
  2. My life is my greatest blessing.
  3. I am so grateful to see another day in this beautiful world.
  4. Being alive is the most beautiful miracle.
  5. I am ready for a great day.
  6. Today, I choose to look at the brighter side.
  7. Today, I choose to see the light.
  8. I am ready to believe in myself.
  9. I can make my day better.
  10. I am welcoming abundance today.
  11. I am limitless.
  12. Everything is possible for me.
  13. All good things in life are coming to me today.
  14. All is well.
  15. I am filled with hope about my life and this world.
  16. I have boundless love to give.
  17. I am filled with light, love, and joy.
  18. Even when the tide gets tough, I know I can stay afloat.
  19. I am connecting with the people in my life with love and compassion.
  20. I choose to be peaceful.

Confidence Affirmations

  1. I am going to trust myself today.
  2. I allow myself to make mistakes.
  3. It's okay to not know everything.
  4. I am feeling confident today.
  5. I am ready for a life of freedom.
  6. I allow myself to be who I am.
  7. It's okay to not be everyone's piece of cake.
  8. I choose curiosity, not complacency.
  9. I am worthy of being here.
  10. I believe in myself.
  11. I trust that I can do this.
  12. I trust myself.
  13. I can make my life simple and free.
  14. I believe in my capabilities.
  15. I can overcome any challenge.
  16. This is easy for me to do.
  17. Don't overthink it, just do it.
  18. I am confident in myself and my abilities.
  19. I trust myself to make good decisions.
  20. I am worthy of a good life.

Self-Love Affirmations

  1. I love myself just as I am today.
  2. I choose to be kind to myself.
  3. I am my own best friend.
  4. It is natural for me to love myself.
  5. I am grateful to be the person I am.
  6. I love each part of myself.
  7. I honor my life.
  8. I appreciate all the ways that I am unique.
  9. I accept my awesomeness.
  10. I love who I am.
  11. I am calm and relaxed in all situations.
  12. My muscles are relaxed.
  13. My tension is melting away.
  14. I am relaxed and calm.
  15. I am comfortable around other people.

Health Affirmations

  1. My body is a temple of health and vitality.
  2. I lovingly care for my body and honor its needs.
  3. I am grateful for my vibrant health and well-being.
  4. Each day, my health improves in every way.
  5. I radiate love and healing energy to every cell of my body.
  6. I am deserving of optimal health and well-being.
  7. My body is resilient, and I bounce back to good health easily.
  8. I am in harmony with my body, nurturing it with compassion.
  9. I am worthy of vibrant health and a joyful life.
  10. My health is a reflection of the love I give myself.

Happiness Affirmations

  1. I choose a path of happiness and wellness.
  2. I am creating happiness within myself.
  3. I choose to be happy every day of my life.
  4. Today is a gift, and I embrace it with positivity.
  5. I begin each day with a grateful heart.
  6. I approach this day with joy and excitement.
  7. I deserve to be happy.
  8. Great things are happening.
  9. I’m happy and grateful for having loving people in my life.
  10. I hold the key to my own happiness.
  11. I am pure, positive energy.
  12. I feel healthy, joyful, and vibrant.
  13. I bring light with me wherever I go.
  14. I am a successful and happy person.
  15. I choose to be free and happy.

Self-Care Affirmations

  1. I take time to nourish my whole self.
  2. I am a priority in my own life.
  3. I choose to live in the moment and take things one day at a time.
  4. My self-care is worth making time for every day.
  5. I take great care of my body.
  6. I have the right to complete all my needs.
  7. I am responsible for taking care of myself.
  8. Self-care is important to me.
  9. I always make time to nourish my body, mind, and soul.
  10. Every day, I put focus on caring for myself as I care for others.
  11. I choose to think positively about myself.
  12. I nourish my body every day.
  13. I am lightening my load.
  14. I treat myself with compassion.
  15. I enjoy taking care of myself.

Funny Affirmations

  1. I am open to laughing and having fun.
  2. Laughter is my medicine, and I choose to take it often.
  3. I allow myself to laugh freely and with abandon.
  4. I find joy in making others laugh and smile.
  5. I am a magnet for fun and good humor.
  6. I am open to experiencing joy and laughter every day.
  7. I choose to see the funny side of things and laugh often.
  8. I am worthy of experiencing joy, laughter, and fun.
  9. I give myself permission to let go and have a good laugh.
  10. I allow humor and laughter to fill my life with joy.

Peace Affirmations

  1. Peace flows through every breath I take.
  2. In stillness, I find peace and serenity.
  3. I release all tension and embrace peace within.
  4. Peace resides within my heart, radiating outward.
  5. I am a vessel of peace, spreading it to the world.
  6. Peace surrounds me, enveloping me in its gentle embrace.
  7. Each day, I choose peace as my guiding light.
  8. My thoughts and actions are rooted in peace and compassion.
  9. Peace is my refuge amidst life's storms.
  10. I surrender to peace and let it heal my soul.

Money Affirmations

  1. I am worthy of the wealth I desire.
  2. I am financially free.
  3. I am grateful for the money I have.
  4. I am a money magnet.
  5. Wealth and abundance flow to me.
  6. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.
  7. I am open to receiving money.
  8. I attract money easily and effortlessly.
  9. I am worthy of financial success.
  10. I am an excellent money manager.
  11. I spend money only on things I love.

Success Affirmations

  1. I am succeeding in life.
  2. I know I can achieve anything I want in life.
  3. Prosperity flows to and through me.
  4. I will succeed by attracting people who can help me.
  5. I know a positive attitude can bring me success.
  6. I am full of vitality. My confidence, positive attitude, and self-belief are my biggest assets to take me a step closer to my success.
  7. I am happy with who I am and can be.
  8. Today I am going to bid farewell to old bad habits and welcome a positive change in my life.
  9. I am worthy enough to follow my dreams and manifest my desires.
  10. Today I am prepared. I am prepared for success, love, happiness, peace, joy, and abundance!
  11. I am prepared for my wildest dreams to come true.
  12. I am the architect of my fate. I can achieve what I have dreamt for myself.

Love Affirmations

  1. I am letting love into my life.
  2. I feel surrounded by love everywhere.
  3. I receive love in abundance from everyone I meet.
  4. I am grateful for all the love and affection I get.
  5. I deserve fulfilling relationships.
  6. My heart is open.
  7. I am attracting trusting and loving relationships.
  8. Real love starts with me.
  9. I see love everywhere I go.
  10. I am grateful for the people who love me.
  11. I am worthy of the compliments I receive.
  12. I am worthy of love and care.
  13. I deserve the love I receive.
  14. I love myself and am open to love.
  15. The more love I give, the more I receive.

And, that's it! I hope you found this post helpful. Do share it with a friend who might need it. An affirmation jar also makes a great and meaningful gift. But be sure to make it for yourself too. I wish you the very best!

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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