I like doing affirmations for New Year’s. I used to do resolutions, but like most people, I had a hard time keeping to them. I think the last statistics I read said that 51% of the population makes resolutions and of that only 18% of that group actually keeps them.
I like affirmations because they focus on the positive things in life.
I mean, when you do a resolution, it usually is based on some perceived flaw (whether real or imaginary) that you need to “fix.” It’s a negative thought. And negative thoughts are not the best way to build yourself up.
When I tell myself something positive, I bloom inside. I feel strong and powerful, and able to tackle anything. Those thoughts are the ones that can make mountains really move.
Here are my affirmations for this New Years.
- Who I am, right now, is enough.
- I make great choices.
- I have all I need, in abundance.
- I am creative.
- I am loving.
- I am strong.
- I am kind.
- I am grateful for this life I have.
- My heart is open.
What I love about these statements is that there are no expectations. There is nothing I will fail at. These are reminders of the person I am.
Over the next few posts, I’ll talk more about my affirmations and why I chose those ones, this year.
What would you choose, and why? Would you do several statements? Or perhaps just choose a single, powerful one?
Have a wonderful and joyful New Year.