It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of affirmations. Whether I’m creating them, reading them, or saying them out loud they bring a smile to my face. Affirmations are happy or positive thoughts that plant a seed in your brain that’s just waiting to blossom. Speaking it out loud makes it happen. Wouldn’t you know, I’m not a huge fan of the “law of attraction” (I know! Me with my hippy-ish, woo-woo, self – you’d think I would be!).
However, I do believe in pep talks, in cheering yourself on, and in speaking things into existence. There have been so many days when I’m having a hard time and one of the things that brings me back is just one sentence I repeat over and over to myself. “I am okay.” My favorite mantra, my favorite affirmation.
I use them in other ways too. Usually simple ones. “You got this. You can do this. You’re kicking ass!” Also my favorites.
But really, any sentence that you say out loud, that makes you feel better or empowers you, counts as an affirmation. Never underestimate the power of adding a bit of profanity here or there!
I wanted to write down some affirmations that you can use going into the New Year but feel free to come up with your own, especially if they incorporate your word-of-the-year.
Affirmations for 2019!
This year I will allow myself to release the stress and anxiety that is flowing through my body. Let it go, let it go, let it go.
I embrace my creativity and allow my creative spirit to shine out this year. No more fear of not being good enough. I release the critical thoughts that block me from my creativity.
I greet every day with love and gratitude. Even when I’m struggling there are little moments to look forward to and be grateful for.
This year is full of endless possibilities, opportunities, and epic adventures just waiting for me. I’m letting go of the fear that’s keeping me inside of my comfort zone.
I am willing to go into the new year practicing forgiveness, love, and compassion for myself and others. I’m only human and I’m allowed to be flawed.
This year I will focus on cultivating love and compassion for my body. I will stop the critical thoughts and focus on loving myself.
I bring love and compassion to the difficult situations in my life.
This year I explore my connection to God/Source/Spirit and my own faith and spirituality.
I gently remind myself that it is okay to stop and rest or take a break when I need one. Self-care is an important aspect of my life.
I choose to express what I truly feel in my heart and I allow myself to experience my feelings.