Affirmations for the New Year

Affirmations for the New Year

Affirmations for the New Year

Every year, most of us are hoping for change.

Even when things are going very well for us, there’s always something we want to improve, some things we want to work on.

While making and setting new goals for yourself is very exciting at first, it usually wears off after couple of weeks. That’s when sticking to your goals becomes a bit more difficult.


“An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change.” ~ Louise L. Hay


Other than writing down my goals, this time of year, is when I love setting new affirmations for myself. Something that will guide me throughout the year and help me stay focused. Affirmations make you aware of your thoughts and when you use them on regular basis, make them a part of your routine, they can help you defeat negative thoughts or moments of doubt.

I love writing mine down on post-it notes and placing them by mirror, desk, on my journal, in my calendar. Read them, say them, think them- make them a part of your daily routine.


Because you should never think that you don’t deserve good things. When you think that you’re not deserving of things like a great relationship, a loving partner, better health, a career you actually love, trying to achieve those goals might feel like you’re fighting against yourself. As you repeat “I am ready to receive” you open yourself to all those good things and experiences.


When things aren’t going as planned, when you experience setbacks, the easiest thing to do is giving up. Some days are dark. Sometimes, it’s other people around you who bring the worst out of you- that’s when you have to choose love and joy. It’s those moments of darkness and doubt that often “make” or “break” us.


Treat this affirmation as a reminder that your life, and the lives of those around you, are precious. Last week, when I lost my grandmother, I was (and remain) broken. Once my head was clear enough to think, one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind was that I never want to feel like this again. I never want to get close to anyone, I never want to lose anyone I care about. I had this short-lived fantasy about living in some distant place, all alone, never having to suffer again. Then, I started thinking about all the wonderful times and memories from my childhood. I remembered that for every heartbreak we went through during her illness over the years, there were hundreds, thousands reasons to smile, countless memories. Memories so beautiful, you couldn’t paint them or describe them, no matter how hard you try- and those, are wonderful miracles. You can see and live through miracles every single day- you just have to change your definition of what a “miracle” means to you.


If you want to live the life you’ve always wanted, you have to stop making decisions out of place of fear. Fear of failure, fear of someone else’s opinion, fear of not being good enough, fear of starting over, fear of being uncomfortable or fear of change. There are so many beautiful, smart, talented people who wish they lived different lives, but get eaten by fear. They complain about everything around them, but refuse to make changes, because they feel too comfortable, staying where they are. As you repeat “I release all fear” you bring yourself one tiny step closer to making those decisions out of place of love, instead. The more you repeat it, you begin to consciously shift your perspective. Let the love be your guide.


Anger. This is another thing that often holds you, me, back. It’s often difficult to forgive, even ourselves. We carry around anger, without realizing that it can actually stop us from moving forward. Anger is actually a very useful “tool”; there’s a reason why nature created it. It can act as a motivating force and its expression can sometimes benefit relationships, as long as you’re aiming at finding a solution to a problem. But carrying around anger, blame, resentment, grudges, can all feel like being chained. Resentment is like carrying that chain around, hoping for an opportunity to get back at that one person you resent.

Affirmations for the New Year

So, my wish for you, is that this coming year be good to you, filled with love, laughter and health.

PS Thanks for sticking around. Feels good to be back. x

  • Michellessence

    I love this! So well said… and sorry for your loss.

  • Glad to have you back! ?

    I’ll be using the “I choose love and joy” I think. I want to get back to a place where I’m not influenced by others negativity or anger, or let them get under my skin. It’s tough but it’s worth it!

    Katie |

  • Trecee Hutchinson

    This post really resonated with me. I think sometimes its easy to forget that its important to speak positivity and goodness into your life. Great post!

    Trecee |

  • Nice to hear from you dear. How are you?

  • The Gossip Darling

    Love this post. Thinking of you!! xoxo

    Mel |

  • Such a lovely, positive way to end the year and start 2017. Some great affirmations Paula.
    – Ambar x

  • Great affirmations Paula! And very inspiring post too! x

  • Welcome back, piękna dziewczyna!
    Sorry about you losing your grandmother it must not be an easy thing to deal with at this time but happy to see you choose the positive in every situation. Happy new year to you to and let’s kill it on 2017!

  • Very important and inspiring post. My condolences to you and your family x

  • I really like I release all fear, going to try it out in my meditation

    – Natalie

  • Frances Kayleigh

    This is such a lovely idea and such a refreshing take on way to think of the new year and goals xxx

  • different is better

    I`m so sorry for your loss, Paula!
    Losing somebody you are so close with feels like a piece of you is ripped away :(
    Take your time, carry her in your heart and always remember “Time heals all wounds”
    I hope you feel better soon! <3
    Nelly from different is better

  • Devyn

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s devastating to lose someone close to you, especially during the holidays. My thoughts are with you and your family and I hope you can enjoy the rest of the holidays xx

  • Hi Paula! My condolences to you and your family. I love your post and I totally agree. It reminds me of a quote by Albert Einstein. ‘There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.’ :) Stay strong!


  • This is such a motivational post. Usually, I just forced myself to just “Keep up the good vibes”, but sometimes it doesn’t work because I am cynical and over thinker by nature. Having it broken down on a list like this makes it actually easier to accomplish and I think repeating the sentences step by step will bring out more focus and inner peace, like a mantra. Thank you for sharing!

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

  • Loved this, it was such an uplifting post. I’m sorry so about your losses, hopefully the new year will bring good things to you and your family!
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

  • So sorry for your loss, Paula! Stay strong and keep reminding yourself of all the beautiful moments you had with your grandma!
    Wishing you 2017 will bring you lots of happiness and joy! xx
    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • :-( My condolences. Dealing with loss is extra hard this time of year.

  • I love these! All so wise and peaceful. It’s one of my permanent goals to be grateful for everything challenge I encounter.

    Cristina | *janded

  • Your blog is always so lovely to read! So inspirational and motivating! These are brilliant affirmations, I will definitely have to put them on a post it note on my mirror!! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  • imma

    thank you so much these are wonderful .

  • Natalie Redman

    Great Affirmations!