There’s a science to being more productive.
Eating healthily, drinking enough water, exercising daily, getting outdoors, and sleeping the recommended amount can all make you more productive.
But the most important thing you need to be more productive is a positive mindset. Without it, all the exercise and good food in the world won’t make you achieve more tomorrow!
The best way to have a more productive day tomorrow is to tell yourself that you will every night before bed.
If you want to have more productive days than unproductive ones, repeating these 12 evening affirmations before bed every night can do the trick!
1) “Tomorrow is a new day”
No matter how bad things were today, there’s always tomorrow to start again.
There’s an unusual belief most of us instinctively have that we must wait for a new week, a Monday, or even a new year before we can make a positive change.
But this isn’t the best way to do things differently and achieve new goals.
Instead, take every day as a new opportunity to start again and reset your head (and your goals) – and say this phrase every night.
It can help you make the most of every day, not just Mondays!
2) “Tomorrow will be better”
Just like tomorrow is a new day, it’s also a chance to do something better.
If today was really bad, tomorrow doesn’t have to be bad, too – especially if you tell yourself it won’t be!
Even if today wasn’t that awful, telling yourself tomorrow will be better can convince you that there’s so much more to come for the week ahead.
Plus, saying this to yourself at night can be all you need to refocus and feel more productive in the morning.
3) “I’m going to achieve great things tomorrow”
The more specific you are when it comes to your day tomorrow, the better – in my opinion!
Shortly after telling yourself tomorrow is a new, better day, why not chuck in an affirmation about how much you’re going to achieve tomorrow?
Tell yourself you’re going to achieve great things. Add specific details for what exactly you’re going to achieve, if it helps you.
Repeat this almost every evening to get the positive mindset you need (plus the motivation!) to actually achieve those great things.
4) “I’ll get out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off”
Successful people swear by the fact that they achieve more in their day because they wake up early (or at the very least, on time!).
If you’re anything like me, you like a little snooze occasionally.
But if you want to have a productive day tomorrow, we all know that snoozing your alarm isn’t going to get you there (sob).
Making it an affirmation that you’re going to wake up early tomorrow, or as soon as your alarm goes off, can be the final nudge you need to do it.
Plus, after a couple of nights of repeating this to yourself, it can really stick – trust me!
5) “I’m going to sleep well tonight so I’m ready for anything tomorrow”
You can’t be productive if you don’t get a good night’s sleep. That’s a rule I live by, anyway. Plus, many experts agree with me!
Sleep is so important for productivity. It helps you stay focused, improves your judgment, and makes you more decisive
But even if you go to bed early, a good night’s sleep isn’t guaranteed. I know I often fall victim to tossing and turning all night long, barely getting much shuteye at all!
A good way to avoid this is to change your mindset around it. For me, when I tell myself I’m going to sleep well, I do more than I don’t.
So try this one a couple of nights’ running and see what it does for you!
6) “I’ll be kind to myself tomorrow”
A positive mindset doesn’t come from criticizing yourself all the time.
I’m a firm believer that we need to be a little tough on ourselves to get things done.
But there’s a difference between giving yourself a tough pep-talk and being downright negative about who you are!
Saying, “I’m not good enough”, “I can’t do this anymore”, or “I’m going to fail at everything tomorrow” aren’t positive ways to speak to yourself. They aren’t very kind, either.
It’s hard to change these negative thought patterns. But making it a mantra that you’ll be kinder to yourself tomorrow is a good place to start!
7) “My mind and body are amazing, and they can get me through anything tomorrow brings”
Our bodies really are great. Most of us are way more resilient than we think we are. Plus, our body is constantly working to get us through the big and small things!
Taking a moment to appreciate just what your mind and body do for you can completely change your mindset.
It can boost your positivity and prepare you for whatever tomorrow brings!
8) “Tomorrow I’ll focus on the things I can control”
Unfortunately, there are so many things you can’t control in life. When you feel a bit low and demotivated, it can be all too easy to focus on those things.
Like when I wasn’t enjoying a job once. All I could think about was the things I couldn’t control about my day.
But once I flipped those thoughts around and made a conscious effort to focus on the things I could control, everything changed!
Sure, I couldn’t control the mood my boss was in or whether I’d receive any impolite emails. But I could control what time I woke up, what I ate for lunch, how I responded to the moods of others, how many times I smiled that day, etc., etc., etc.
Committing to focus on these things tomorrow can set you up for a more productive (and potentially happier!) day.
9) “I can overcome anything tomorrow”
Remember, overcoming something isn’t the same as fixing something completely.
Sometimes we can’t “fix” everything. But we can get through the day – both mentally and physically, no matter what happens.
Overcoming something can mean taking the first few steps to rectify something. It can also mean handling unexpected questions well. It can even mean just getting through the day with a smile still on your face!
Whatever “overcoming” means for you, reminding yourself that you can do it tomorrow can certainly help you feel more productive.
10) “I’m looking forward to tomorrow”
What is life without a little excitement? Looking forward to tomorrow is the best way to wake up feeling more positive.
“But there’s nothing exciting about tomorrow!” – you may think when you just have to work from home again or go into the office all day, but this isn’t true!
There are always ways to feel excited about the new day ahead.
You can commit to doing something small that excites you, like making a nice breakfast or stretching. Or you can just commit to being productive, like replying to all those emails and getting lots done.
Just make sure you don’t get so excited that you can’t fall asleep!
11) “I deserve to achieve good things tomorrow”
If no one has told you recently, you deserve to have a good day tomorrow. You deserve to achieve your goals and you deserve to be (and feel!) productive.
Doesn’t that feel good to hear? I’m guessing the answer is yes.
Which is why it’s so important to say this one before bed every night!
Our minds love hearing that we deserve good things. It makes us feel worthy and important (which we are, of course!).
So tell yourself you deserve to be productive – and see what happens tomorrow.
12) “Being productive makes me feel good”
This isn’t just an affirmation, but a truth. Experts say that when you feel like you’ve accomplished something, you get a mood boost and feel better about yourself.
But it’s quite easy to forget that fact.
When you are procrastinating doing something important, it eats you up inside. It doesn’t feel good.
Even if you lie down for a bit or scroll on social media, it doesn’t feel as relaxing as it should be when you know you should be doing something else.
Reminding yourself every night just how good you feel when you’re productive can make a big difference.
It can make you feel more inspired and motivated to be productive – not just for the sake of the task, but for you, too!
Evening affirmations are powerful tools. They can completely shift your mindset from the moment you wake up in the morning.
They can also help you fall asleep with grateful excitement for tomorrow and everything it’ll bring.
There’s power in repeating certain phrases before you go to sleep at night.
So give these a try and see what difference it makes to your tomorrow – and every other day that follows!