The new year can be a time of both celebration and grief. For many, it’s a time to spend with loved ones and to remember those who are no longer with us. But of course, this year will be different. In 2020 COVID-19 took the world by surprise. A pandemic like nothing we’ve seen swept every continent and still, over nine months on, we’re still feeling the vibrations. Yes, New Years’ will certainly be bittersweet and lonely for many households due to the loss of jobs, family members, and the distance caused by strict lockdown measures.
But with a new year comes new opportunities. It brings a new start for many and the change to set new intentions for ourselves and others. Now more than ever before the importance of self-care, kindness and mental health have become very apparent. And where better to start than within our own minds?
What are affirmations and how do they affect our wellbeing?
Affirmations are often considered to be simple and easy to remember phrases used to help change a person’s inner voice. By using affirmations over time we’re able to slowly change our outlook on life and they’ve even been thought to improve our confidence, happiness, and positivity.
Some might think of affirmations as no more than words or ‘wishful thinking.’ However, as creatures of habit, we also tend to think in a certain way, whether it be predominantly positive or negative. These thoughts can influence our mood, behavior, and even our ability to handle adversity. By using affirmations to gradually change our thoughts, we’re able to learn to be more positive and receptive to positive things.
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30 Beautiful Affirmations for the new year.
- What’s meant for me won’t go by me.
- Stop saying sorry so much.
- I’m on the path that’s meant for me.
- I’m permitted to change and grow.
- Boundaries are a good thing!
- I’m allowed to let go of the past.
- I’m living a life past me would be proud of.
- Bring on the new opportunities!
- I can achieve all my goals.
- This year I will find my inner strength.
- I choose to speak kindly to myself.
- Think positive thoughts!
- I’m ready to open my mind to different things.
- Things are coming together for me.
- I accept and love myself just as I am.
- I accept my demons with love and forgiveness.
- I choose a path of happiness and wellness.
- I am grateful for so many things!
- I release last year’s mistakes and allow myself to start again.
- I am shaping my own future.
- I love myself.
- I am good enough.
- I am determined!
- I am calm, confident, and ready to face the year.
- I am allowed to celebrate all achievements, no matter how small.
- I am able to make my own decisions.
- I am in control of my reactions and actions.
- I’m allowed to take time to heal.
- I’m allowed to look after my own health before that of others.
- I am just as important as everyone else.
Thank you all for your support.
I hope to continue to bring you many wonderful things in the new year. There are various things going on behind the scenes including illustrating for a local book, planning the relaunch of my store, and researching for a true-crime podcast (TBC due to COVID).
This past year may have held many challenges. Although I lost my grandfather at the end of November, I also gained a husband, another feline child and a new lease on life. Heartbreak is present but my heart is also full of joy for what I do have in my life and for the wonderful memories I have with those lost.
I love these New Year affirmations, my favourite ones are 8,9 and 25! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Love these affirmations! Thank you for the encouragement.
A nice and useful list of New Year affirmations. Thank you for posting this.
These are all great New Year’s affirmations. They are all so empowering. My favorites are #3 and #30. I am going to design a card with these affirmations, print it and hang it on the wall above my work station at home.
It’s important to value ourselves. I really enjoy all the positivity in your post.
I love reading each one of these affirmations. I need to always keep my thoughts positive because I tend to be easily affected by the things around me.
I think it’s important to repeat these affirmations. It’s important to value ourselves.
Affirmations are so important to our daily lives. We always need to remember to tell ourselves how special we are, especially to ourselves.
These are so uplifiting. I really enjoy all the positivity that you share in your posts. It’s been a real source of comfort.
Now that we are in June, it is a good idea to look back and see how many of these affirmations we have been consistent with in the new year.
These new year affirmations are great. I especially like the taking time to heal affirmation. Thank you for sharing.
I love these! So many good ones – I especially like “I am just as important as everyone else” I need frequent reminding of that.
I have saved this… thanks for this . So needed
These are great affirmations, thanks for sharing! x
That’s a great list of affirmations and the right way to start a new year. Happy New Year 2021!
Indeed such super nice affirmation! Cheers to positivity and best year ahead of us! Happy 2021!
These are so lovely, accessible and well thought out — I’ll be using these in 2021!
Happy New Year to you Nyxie! Thank you for sharing these uplifting affirmations xx
These are really uplifting, thanks Nyxie! And I’m glad to hear of the positive things happening in your life and with your blog! xx
I love these Nyxie! I am definitely going to look at making this a big part of my day moving forward. I need all the positivity I can get right now!
2021 Has to be a better year for us all x x
These are great Nyxie! I especially love the ones about it being okay to prioritize yourself and choosing health and happiness. It’s so important to let go of those limiting beliefs. Happy new year!
This list of Affirmations are wonderful and very inspiring! I will be needing them this new year.
These are all good thoughts for starting off the New Year. It is a good time to really think about what we want in life!
Great post. I hope 2021 is better for everyone.
Yes to making your own decisions! I hate when people try to do that for me and it seems they do with so many things, big or small.
These affirmations could certainly change somebody’s mindset,thanks for sharing positive vibes. I will keep these in mind
This is a beautiful list. We have so much trauma to work through this year, and so much to be grateful for.
These are great. Although I agree with not saying sorry so much, I know I will end up doing it.
I absolutely love these! There is nothing more powerful than self-talk, and after this year, I think we all need some extra positive vibes.
This year may not be the best year to all of us but let hope that the coming new year will bring prosperity. We will go through all of this together.
Say it again! Loved this!
These are wonderful things I need to take care of coming year. This year it was crazy and end up as bad one. Hope next year I can do few of them makes me happy.
I love affirmations so much. I feel like affirmations are overrated but they go a really long way. I love all the affirmations you mentioned here. My favorite affirmation here is “I AM IN CONTROL OF MY ACTIONS AND REACTIONS”. This affirmation ( “I AM IN CONTROL OF MY ACTIONS AND REACTIONS”) really resonates with me. Sometimes I have some thoughts, feelings and stuff and I just remind myself that I am in control of my thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions and I won’t let anything eat me up on the inside. Thank you for this reminder. We need to be constantly reminded of the power of affirmations and you came across beautifully. Great post x!
I am shaping my own future. I love this affirmation!
I love these all! I am glad to see you made this list. I need to do this for myself. What a great idea.
I’m excited about the new opportunities that will be coming my way this coming year. Aren’t you?
Love this list of affirmations. Definitively. needed as we step anew into 2021. My fav is “I’m on the path that’s right for me!!”
great list! affirmations do work and they need to be worked on daily
Wonderful affirmations! “Stop saying sorry so much.” is going to be my mantra for 2021.
Thanks for sharing these and have a Happy New Year!
Love these affirmations! Although they don’t really work for me, I know people who have gained a lot thanks to them. 🙂
Such a great list of affirmations. Happy New Year to you and have a wonderful 2021!
I think that in the next year we need every single positive thing we can get. These affirmations are great to make us stronger and more confident.
Perefect new year affirmations.I like this much among others: Things are coming together for me.
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for this, I will follow all of these affirmations starting this new year!
Affirmation is such a good reminder to look forward for the new year. I’m in the #17.
I love affirmations. I don’t say them enough. I love the ones you’ve chosen too!
I love #7. Life has so many unexpected turns that you never imagined when you were younger. To end up somewhere your younger self would be proud of is an accomplishment!
I love affirmations! Thanks for sharing these affirmations.
These are awesome! I will be sharing these with a friend who needs a pick me up like this.
These are amazing affirmations for the New Year, I write an affirmation everyday and it does help! x
These are some lovely affirmations. I always like to stay positive. And I do need to stop saying sorry so much.
A positive affirmation is important to build confidence and strength. I know that a few of these really apply to me and my family.
These are all wonderful affirmations that should be reminded on the regular.
These are beautiful. If I can take anything away from 2020, it’s the importance of being kind to ourselves regardless of what’s going on in the world around us. This year has been challenging and it pushed many of us outside of our comfort zones. I feel like I’ve really learned a lot about myself in the process and what I’m actually capable of.
These are fantastic affirmations, and I think achieving my goals is something I would love to stick to come the New Year. Thank you for sharing x
I love affirmations! I’ve received some crystals for Christmas to practice them with and will definitely use a few of these xx
These are all beautiful and powerful! I’ll try to tell this to myself every morning! Great affirmations!
These are lovely affirmations. Switching affirmations up for the New Year is important, especially as we’re likely to be going into 2021 as very different people than we went into 2020 as! x
These are so perfect. I definitely want to work to let go of those things not meant for me.