Creating your own affirmations
We don't really buy into the “new year new you” thing. And New Years resolutions aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
But we do believe that being intentional with your thoughts and actions, taking time to care for your overall wellbeing and creating daily rituals that are fulfilling goes a pretty long way in creating the kind of year you hoped to have.
You can use these affirmations in your daily routines (pair them with an aromatic shower steamer for the ultimate combination of calm and intention) to keep you grounded, to set intentions and remind yourself of your priorities.
How to create your own affirmation
- First consider what you want to affirm. Is it a feeling, an idea, a belief.
- Then think about what new belief you want to hold around this.
- Then come up with a present-tense phrase or sentence that affirms that belief.
Some tips to keep in mind as you write your own affirmations
Steer clear of using a negative tone and opt for either a positive or neutral tone. “I am/do” rather than “I don’t” statements will help you focus on your goal, not what you’re trying to ‘not do’.
Use language that resonates with you, and only you. These are your personal phrases that you’ll use to light yourself up, and aren’t going to be seen or judged by anyone else.
Affirmations for new beginnings
And if you’d rather use affirmations written by someone else, that’s totally fine too!
In fact, we’ve got a list here you can comb through to find a few that fit well for you. And you can also pin the image to your Pinterest so you can keep them forever.
- I let go of the past and I welcome the future.
- I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
- I am grateful for the lessons I learned in the past year/month/week.
- I trust that everything will work out for me.
- I am willing to be kinder to myself.
- I am committed to making gratitude a daily habit.
- It feels great to appreciate others and be appreciated.
- I have a clear vision for my life.
- I let go of (year/month)