As humans, we all have moments when we forget who we are and struggle with a diminished sense of self-worth. For men, this struggle is amplified when we embody the gender norms that tell us it’s not okay to express emotions or vulnerability. Mindfulness and positive affirmations for men can help us remember who we really are; confident, resilient, capable, and complete.
To practice affirmations for men, choose what resonates with you most from the list of men’s affirmations below. Speak your affirmations out loud, while mindfully observing what each feels like in the body. Allow for whatever arises, including resistance. Your affirmation practice will transform over time as your body, speech, and mind align.
150 Positive Affirmations for Men
Self-Confidence and Self-Worth:
Strength and Resilience:
Relationships and Communication:
Career and Ambition:
Health and Well-Being:
Financial Abundance and Prosperity:
Personal Growth and Fulfillment:
Optimism and Positivity:
Assertiveness and Leadership:
Creativity and Innovation:
Mindfulness and Presence:
Gratitude and Appreciation:
Courage and Bravery:
Optimal Health and Fitness:
Balanced Work-Life Integration:
How Often Affirmations for Men Should be Practiced?
Words of affirmation for men are most effective when practiced daily. It takes time to overcome the habit of experiencing ourselves as less than others. The benefits of affirmations will become more pronounced with time and consistent practice.
Choose just 2-3 affirmations to work with, but repeat each 3-5 times throughout the day. Most people find it easiest to embrace a 3-times daily routine in the morning, mid-day, and at night.
How Long Does it Take to See the Benefits of Practicing Positive Affirmations for Men?
Everyone is different. For some men, affirmations have a near-immediate effect. For others, an affirmation practice transforms more gradually over time. You’ll know it’s time to move on when you speak your affirmation and the feeling of truth and authenticity in your body makes the words seem unnecessary. Then, read through the list again, staying curious and open about which new affirmation may be calling for your attention.
Men generally have experience with pep talks and motivational calls to action. But affirmations are something different. Positive affirmations for men are less about doing and more about being. A daily affirmation practice, supported by mindfulness, helps the affirmation become a verbalization of who you already are, versus who you would like to become.