Imagine closing your eyes to the day, enjoying a good night’s sleep, and waking in the morning feeling refreshed—mind, body, and soul. With these positive bedtime affirmations, you’ll be doing exactly this, visualizing and inviting the restful energy that will lead you into a peaceful place.
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell
If your subconscious mind accepts what you think and say as true, transforming negative thoughts into positive thoughts will serve you in every area of your life.
When we’re exposed to positive speech and belief alternatives, our negative beliefs slowly begin to unravel.
False beliefs that induce feelings of separation, shame, and stress will dissolve in the light of the truth: everything will be okay, love is all that matters and all that’s real, and life is a blessing that precedes all other blessings (and burdens, for that matter).“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama Click To Tweet
Use these bedtime affirmations to form new neural pathways, interrupting old thought patterns and rerouting to new ideas that will better serve you and your quality of sleep.
Choose whichever affirmation most suits you, and repeat it a handful of times right before you’re ready to fall asleep. Read slowly and savor, really taking in the energy and getting in the mindset.
It helps to keep your affirmation short. Repeat just the main affirmation, or pick and choose which phrases you resonate with most. Use these or create your own—these are meant to inspire you, not instruct you.
Try gently pressing down each finger to your thumb on one hand, and then the other, until you’ve completed 10 repetitions. Visualize what the words mean to you, let the feeling become present in you, and imagine your body and subconscious mind taking in the words.
Use your chosen affirmation for more than one night; affirmations require consistency to produce positive results (as good habits do).
With each new positive thought, you make space for the possibility of one less negative thought. With each peaceful repetition, you affirm love and joy and repel fear and doubt.
10 Calming Bedtime Affirmations
1. I release today.
I let go of fear, worry, anger, and blame. I release anxieties and stress. I release the heaviness of today and the weight on my shoulders. I let go of negative thoughts, and keep the happy ones. In my sleep will I find the freedom to know joy and peace again.
(Try the full 3-minute nightly routine for peaceful sleep.)
2. I forgive it all.
What has happened has been so, and there is no other way I could have or should have let it be. And so, I let it go and I let life be as it is. I forgive the people, I forgive the situation, and I forgive myself. I trust life and I am safe.
3. I have permission to fall asleep.
I give myself permission to close my eyes tonight, and awake refreshed tomorrow. I am allowed to drift into a good night’s sleep. My body, mind, and soul are worthy of their rest.What I've done today is enough. I am and have enough, and now I allow myself time to rest. Click To Tweet
4. I now enter a place of deep and restful sleep.
My bedroom is a place of peace and relaxation. When I enter this room, and crawl into bed at night, today’s thoughts naturally begin to soften. My burden lightens and sleep is coming.
5. I am grateful.
I am grateful for this life. I am grateful for the people who have been my teachers. I am grateful for the lessons life has brought. I am grateful for love that I receive, give, and share. I am grateful for the light of day. I am grateful for the darkness of night, in which I will sleep peacefully tonight.
6. I embrace my dreams.
As the night gets dark, my worries fade. I sleep peacefully knowing I have done all I could do for today. I embrace my dreams, for tomorrow will come with a new light and new strength.I fall asleep with my dreams close to my heart, and all is well. Click To Tweet
7. May my sleep be peaceful.
May my sleep be peaceful. May my dreams be filled with love. May my soul awaken to the infinite possibilities for happiness in my life.
8. I invite the qualities of good sleep.
I welcome peace into my home. I invite light into my heart. Love, happiness, and comfort abide in my soul. My spirit is content and my mind is still. I become tranquil, relaxed. With gratitude, I welcome a good night’s sleep.
9. I choose peace.
I choose peace instead. I close my eyes and choose to see again with new eyes, beyond what my physical eyes can see. Peace is my priority. Peace begins with me, and there is peace in my soul.“Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti Click To Tweet
10. I am in harmony with the universe.
I match my heartbeat with the beat of the universe. I am in harmony with the night and the sleep that will come with it. There is no separation now, only one heartbeat that beats slowly, peacefully.
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Let me know:
Which of these bedtime affirmations resonate with you most?
What negative beliefs are you willing to let go, and what positive thoughts are you willing to try instead?
Share your favorite bedtime affirmations, helpful pre-bedtime practices, and any stories of a shift with me in the comments.
Share these bedtime affirmations with someone who deserves peaceful sleep.
Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how the day went, reconnecting to your deep reserves of power and peace is a welcome relief.
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