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7 Positive Affirmations for the New Year


I can’t do this“, “I’m so tired“, “I look horrible“, “I’m so stressed“- do you ever find yourself thinking these things? How often do you tell yourself “I feel great today” or “I got this!”?

You might not realize this, but the majority of the time, we tend to think about things in a negative way. We talk about things we don’t want, more than we talk about things we want, love and desire. The same thing goes for our little inner monologues. How different do you think your life would be if instead of constantly talking down to yourself, you’d tell yourself “I am in love with my life”?

Re-programming your thought patterns isn’t easy and at the beginning, it might even feel a little weird- especially if you’re a life-long complainer like I used to be. But the more positive thoughts, things and people you introduce to your life, the better life gets.

Affirmations are short, simple yet powerful statements that help to assert something to be true in your subconscious mind (sort of like making your sub-conscious thoughts, conscious). Using positive affirmations on a daily basis can really transform your life. Every morning, as I get up early, I write in my gratitude journal, I use my affirmations and start every single day on a happy, positive note.

Also, see:

50 Positive Affirmations for More Abundance, Happiness, and Success

As we welcome the New Year, I think it’s a perfect opportunity to shift your mindset a little and make sure that this coming year is a happy and very positive one- this is why today, I’m sharing these 7 Daily Affirmations. You can write them down on a piece of paper, your planner, a sticky, and make sure to read them, every single day, as many times as you want. The more you use these affirmations, the more believable they will become.


affirmations for the new year

I AM UNIQUE, NOTHING CAN REPLACE ME– because you should never think that you are not good enough. Remember that everyone has something unique to offer and realize just how special you are. You are a unique gift to this world.

I RELEASE ALL FEAR FROM MY LIFE– because the only way to grow is to let go of fear and do things that scare you a little.

I AM MEANT TO HAVE AN AMAZING LIFE– because you need to believe that you deserve to have a life that’s filled with love, passion, health, and happiness.

I AM GRATEFUL– because the only way to make sure that more amazing things, people and events come to your life, is being eternally grateful for what you already have.

I AM IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE– because sometimes we tend to forget this. You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can always control how you react to it.

TODAY, I CHOOSE TO BE AT PEACE– because you should never let someone ruin your day- whether it be someone cutting you off on a highway or someone being rude to you at work.

I LOVE MYSELF– because it’s the most important thing that you can do for yourself. How different do you think your life would be if you were madly in love with yourself? If you loved every single thing about yourself? I’m not talking about conceit, but acceptance, love, confidence, being comfortable with yourself. Think about it. If you’re struggling with self-acceptance or confidence, or feeling stuck, confused even, I highly recommend you read  Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on it by Kamal Ravikant. Some of you might know that I’ve struggled with depression for a few years, and I can honestly say that picking up this book changed my life.

My wish for you is that this New Year is filled with love, health, passion, gratitude, and forgiveness!

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    Paula Loreti
    December 31, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I’m super into positive books and poems and all that so this is just perfect! Love this vibes that you transmit, I’m looking forward to read more of this posts in 2016 :)

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    Maryam Kabir
    December 31, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I completly agree with this post ! Change you mind and you’ll change everything around you :)

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    Nadia Darwesh
    December 31, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Oh, this is such a lovely post. I’ve struggled quite a bit with depression too and have reached a point where I’m finally getting over it and taking control of my life :) Thank you again Paula, and Happy New Year!

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      Paula @
      January 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much Nadia! I’m so happy to hear that you’re doing better, I know that isn’t always easy but feeling like you’re getting that control back feels pretty amazing! Happy New Year!!

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    December 31, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love this post–I am also focusing on trying to make 2016 a happier, more positive year. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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    Sophie Sierra
    December 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    LOVE this post so damn much Paula! Beyond magical, empowering, fulfilling and mindful. Your affirmations are all so beautiful and all so true. Especially love “I am in control of my own life”, it’s a saying so powerful to remember and live by. Something I need to remember when stressed. I love that you write in your gratitude journal every morning, such a wonderful way to start each and every day. <3

    I saw a counsellor earlier this year who told me to close my eyes while she said negative thoughts to me and told me to imagine it was the daily monologue I told myself that morning. She also did the same with positive thoughts and it was amazing how just by using a little imagination and a dose of reality, I felt so down and depressed and drained with the negative, and so sunshine-y and happy and refreshed with the positive. It's wonderful how positive thought patterns can shift ourselves into stars and serenity instead of negativity. Funnily enough, the other day I also saw a copy of Big Magic in the shop and immediately thought of you! The parts I flicked through looked absolutely stunning, and I'm deffo gonna buy. :D

    Wishing you the happiest NY beautiful Paula! I hope 2016 sees all your dreams, wishes and hopes come true. You deserve all the happiness out there my beaut soul sis! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      Paula @
      January 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so SO much Soph! I’m so glad that you liked this post! Love what your counsellor told you and I’m so happy that you see how positive outlook can change things! I’m wishing the same for you Soph, I’m sure that 2016 will bring amazing things to you!! All the happiness and love in the world! <3 <3

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    Jessica Cruz
    December 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Love everything on this post, happy new year!

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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    December 31, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    This was such a nice post to read right before New Year’s! I hope you have a great night and an amazing 2016!

    xo, Liz

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    December 31, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    That’s SUCH a great post. Happy New Year!

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    The Sunday Mode
    December 31, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I love positive affirmations and I really think they do make a difference, I so often think negatively and it only affects me badly.

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    December 31, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Wow- what a great post. I’ll definitely write these down in my journal! I just got a positivity journal at Barnes and Noble, where I’ve been writing down the positive aspects in my life and these affirmations are definitely going in there!

    Savannah xx

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    Another Ranting Reader
    January 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Another brilliant post – good luck for the New Year!

    Jemima x

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    January 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Gorgeous post and photos!! xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    Nikola Hessová
    January 3, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Such a great post! Thank you Paula, that you share your great advices with us.

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    Elre Hugo
    January 3, 2016 at 7:41 am

    What a positive way to start the new year. Thank you for sharing this. It made me start thinking and that is a good sign!

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    January 4, 2016 at 2:52 am

    I love all of these, especially that last one. So important. Thanks for sharing!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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    Inner Wonderings
    January 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    These are fantastic! I’m trying to be more positive and these will definitely help. Thank you for posting :)

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    January 17, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I love this post. I have been trying to be a lot more kinder to myself and avoid putting myself down in these ways. You never really think about the impact that saying things like “I feel so tired” or “I’m so stressed” can have on your potential and self esteem. I have been quite good in picking myself up on it when I do think these things and then I always take it back and follow with a positive affirmation (gosh, that sounds quite corny). However there are still times when I forget to pick myself up on it. I am definitely going to use some of these affirmations.

    Sarah’s Abode -xx

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    Prettypeach Blossom
    June 23, 2016 at 4:33 am

    This my kind of post, love positive affirmations, health mind heathy body I say. Well written and something I will come back too often ?

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