Can Daily Affirmations and Positive Quotes Really Help Your Mental Health?

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Whether they are looking for the rundown on early morning news or checking out what their friends are having for breakfast, Americans reach for their smartphones in mass numbers as soon as they wake up in the morning. In fact, according to a survey conducted by ReportLinker, almost 46% of American respondents admitted they check their phones before they even get out of bed in the morning.

For some, that number sounds alarmingly high and somewhat worrisome — addiction is real, after all — but it could be argued that the instant phone check isn’t a bad thing if you’re reaching for your phone to read something positive. Millions of happy users share their joy each day by posting encouraging quotes and uplifting thoughts in hopes of inspiring others. If you wake up eager to see the day’s posts, does that mean the positive messages are working? Let's see what science has to say about the benefits of encouraging quotes on our mental health.