Affirmations for Living in the Moment

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
-Mary Jean Iron

Here is a list of simple affirmations to help us live in the present.

  • “Today is a New Day. It is free from the past.”
  • “What can I do this moment to live the life I want to live?”
  • “What can I do this moment to express my gratitude?”
  • “With each moment, with each mistake and with each experience, I am growing in wisdom, creativity and success beyond any limits that I can comprehend.”
  • “God has the future and has given me the present as a gift.”
  • “I trust God’s plan.”
  • Reframe future goals in the present. Instead of saying, “I plan to lose 10 pounds”, say “I am in the process of losing 10 pounds.”
  • “I choose to improve the health of my body.”
  • “Happiness is a choice. I choose to be grateful and enjoy this moment.”
  • “This moment is my life. I am living my life now.”

I have found it helpful to place simple affirmations in places I will read and reflect on them frequently. Since I spend a great deal of time on my computer, I have electronic sticky notes stating goals and affirmations.

I hope you find these helpful. Please, feel free to suggest additions to the list.

About the author


I am Danny Kohn, writer and designer for this site and owner, software engineer and consultant for Inspirations Software Design. My three greatest passions in life are sharing time with my family, software design and sharing inspiration with others. I have the incredible privilege of being able to spend a significant amount of time every day doing each of those three things. I am a single father of Tristen, our 6 year old son. It has been such an incredible joy to watch him grow up and learn so much. Everything he does and says overwhelms me with adoration. We have a wonderful evening ritual of reading books together in a beanbag chair. Nearly every night, we have a laughing attack together. I smile and giggle constantly in his presence and feel truly inspired.

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1 comment

  1. Cristina says:

    I agree that affirmations can help us greatly from calming down in a moment of stress to achieve what we want in life, to as you well point out, living in the present.

    I wrote a page about living in the present that you may find relevant:

    Have a great day!


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