91 Affirmations for Work to Bring Positivity to Your Workday

It's easy to focus on the negative stuff at work, but that's no good for your mindset. These positive affirmations can make all the difference.

Published June 20, 2024
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You'll spend about a third of your life (90,000ish hours) at work. So, no matter how you feel about your current job, making the most of it and having a good attitude can improve your quality of life — not just at work but in your personal life, too. And we get it. Work is called "work" and not "play" for a reason. It can be a grind sometimes, even if you LOVE your job (ask us how we know). 

But we're all about making all aspects of our lives better, and having some positive affirmations for work can help you with everything from having more pleasant days at work to meeting your goals — not just for this job but for other jobs you may someday hope to have. 

Positive Affirmations for Work About Attitude

Attitude is everything. When you focus on the positive aspects of your position, it makes it easier to have a pleasant day at work. These affirmations can help.

I feel lucky I get to do my job.
  • I am grateful that I have a job to go to every day.
  • I do my work with a smile.
  • I am proud of the work I do.
  • I am thankful I have work to do.
  • I do my work with a positive attitude.
  • I feel lucky I get to do my job.
  • I trust my abilities to meet any challenge.
  • I rise every day excited for a new challenge.
  • I focus on the good parts of my job. 
  • I inspire others at work with my attitude and work ethic.
  • I share my talents gladly at work.

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Positive Work Affirmations About Purpose

Some jobs may seem purposeless, so it's up to you to find purpose in what you do. Whether that purpose is making money to pay your rent or it's saving the world, affirmations about purpose can help you be more intentional in your work. 

I wake every day with a sense of purpose. 
  • I am an integral part of the team.
  • My work makes a difference.
  • I am blessed to have the opportunity to earn my keep.
  • I am thankful I have a way to support my family.
  • I wake every day with a sense of purpose. 
  • I share my gifts at work through mentorship.
  • I am an important part of a larger purpose. 
  • I am a valuable asset to my company and team.
  • I am an effective leader.
  • I'm grateful for the opportunity to help my team problem-solve.
  • I love challenges and can't wait to excel as I solve them.
  • Every challenge is an opportunity to learn something new.
Helpful Hack

Pick a few of these affirmations (or come up with your own) and speak or write them a few times daily. We like to do this in the morning as we prepare for our day to get started on the right foot. 

Positive Affirmations About Performance

Performing well can definitely be its own reward, but some days, it probably doesn't feel super rewarding, and we totally understand. It can be devastating when you fail to live up to expectations. So whether you're struggling to meet the requirements of your job or you just don't feel like it matters how you perform at work, these affirmations may be able to help.

I am calm and capable in the face of challenges.
  • I am recognized for my contributions.
  • I am highly capable.
  • Doing my job well makes me feel fulfilled.
  • While I am at work, I give my work 100%. 
  • I am competent at my job.
  • I am efficient.
  • I share my ideas with confidence.
  • I am adaptable.
  • I am calm and capable in the face of challenges.
  • I am a team player and collaborate effectively.
  • I am resilient.
  • I remain calm under pressure.
  • I bounce back from mistakes quickly.
  • I am focused as I perform my tasks.
  • I always give my best in everything I do.
  • I am productive throughout my workday.
  • I am a competent and capable leader.
  • I lead my team with fairness.
  • I share my ideas to improve performance.
  • I am resilient and handle setbacks well.
  • I solve problems effectively and easily.

Work Affirmations About Your Co-Workers

Yeah. So, not every co-worker is always going to be a gem. Some will always be more challenging than others. But you can't really change your coworkers. The only thing you have control over is your attitude. Affirmations can help shift your mindset.

I collaborate with my team so we can all be successful.
  • I have earned the respect of my coworkers.
  • I am respectful and respected at work.
  • I am understanding and compassionate when my coworkers struggle.
  • I have patience with my coworkers. 
  • I celebrate my team's successes.
  • I listen and hear what my coworkers have to tell me.
  • I communicate clearly and effectively. 
  • I cultivate relationships that make my job easier and more pleasant. 
  • I respect my coworkers' boundaries.
  • I enforce my boundaries calmly and firmly.
  • I collaborate with my team so we can all be successful.
  • I function seamlessly as part of a team.
  • I am thankful I am surrounded by capable coworkers.

Affirmations About Work-Life Balance

Now more than ever, work-life balance is essential. We mentioned before that you spend about a third of your life at work. But you spend the other two-thirds just living your life (or sleeping). So, it's important to balance the needs of your work with your personal needs. Striking this balance is the key to a happy life.

I take breaks from work when I need them.
  • I leave my work behind when the doors of the office close.
  • I am present in my life when I am not at work.
  • I make the most of the time I have with my friends and family.
  • I take steps to ensure my well-being.
  • I listen to my body and prioritize my mental health.
  • I am kind and compassionate to myself.
  • I take breaks from work when I need them.
  • I take good care of myself when I am not at work.
  • I am here now. Work can wait.
  • I spend quality time with the people I love.
  • I make time in my life for self-care.
  • I only think about work when I am at work. 
  • I have the perfect balance between work and home.
  • I respect my boundaries about work-life balance.
Helpful Hack

Affirmations are super helpful in changing your mindset. But you also need to pair them with meaningful action for them to be fully effective. 

Affirmations About Your Work Goals

Few people expect or hope to be at their present job forever and ever. In the United States, people change jobs about every 4.2 years. And most of us want that path to be upward to jobs with less stress, better pay, more creativity and responsibility, and better work-life balance. While it may seem impossible at times, you CAN have all those things. These affirmations are part of a mindset that, when coupled with meaningful action, can put you on an upward trajectory.

I can overcome any obstacles to achieve my goals.
  • I work in progressively responsible positions.
  • I am moving up the ladder at work.
  • I share my talents and am rewarded for them.
  • I give thanks that I am successful at work.
  • I am grateful that my work provides me with prosperity and abundance.
  • I make more than enough at work to meet my needs.
  • I meet every goal I set for myself.
  • I can overcome any obstacles to achieve my goals.
  • My supervisors recognize and reward my hard work.
  • I attract upward mobility and prosperity in my work.
  • Every day is an opportunity to move towards my goals.
  • I move towards my goals every day.
  • Every day is an opportunity to be successful.
  • Every challenge gives me the opportunity to show I can be trusted and promoted.
  • I deserve the success I receive.
  • I attract everything I need to meet my goals.
  • I attract the perfect position into my life.
  • I set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.
  • I deserve fair compensation for my labor. 
  • I receive fair compensation for my labor.

Work Affirmations Can Make All the Difference

Of course, you're probably not going to use all these affirmations every day — that would be like having a whole other job! But you can pick and choose those that you need and use them to help you make the most of the time you spend at work. 

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91 Affirmations for Work to Bring Positivity to Your Workday