An annual theme of the new year is the focus on becoming the best version of ourselves. This goal is so broad that people quickly fall out of their resolutions and forget the goals they set for themselves. This year, let’s break that pattern. Instead of trying to make immediate, substantial changes to our lives that we will end up forgetting about after January, we’d all benefit from something less daunting. Rather than thinking about how we can change our lifestyle, what if we viewed it from a different lens? How about we try making small changes to our mindsets? By doing so, we can adopt more positive attitudes and outlooks on life.

Affirmations are empowering statements we can say to internalize upbeat mindsets in our lives. They can help us focus, motivate us and set our intentions. Could our new year’s focus be to integrate affirmations into our daily thought processes? Affirmations are a healthy means of establishing positive mindset patterns in our lives. To help you try out affirmations for yourself, here are two separate lists of affirmations. The first is geared toward overall affirmations. The second list is catered to the ongoing struggles we face from the pandemic. After dealing with this pandemic for nearly two years, we must both acknowledge the struggles of this turbulent time and find ways to enjoy our lives even as they are affected by COVID-19.

2022 New Year’s Affirmations

  • I welcome peace and harmony in my life.
  • I am grateful for every day.
  • I am ready to be my best self in 2022.
  • I am excited about what’s to come.
  • I am in alignment with my goals.
  • I acknowledge that my feelings are valid.

Navigating the Pandemic Affirmations

  • I will find moments of peace amidst these unprecedented times.
  • I will strive to practice gratitude.
  • I will celebrate my small successes.
  • I will make time for self-care.
  • I am able to stay connected.
  • I acknowledge that I am doing my best.

Which of these affirmations resonates with you? To integrate these affirmations into your life, you have many options. You could write your favorite affirmation(s) on a sticky note and place it on your laptop, water bottle, notebook, calendar, etc. You can verbally express these affirmations throughout the day. You can even set one as your phone screensaver so you are reminded of it every time you check your phone. The opportunities are endless.

For some, affirmations might be of substantial benefit. To others, this might not be the case. And that’s OK! What works for one person might not work for someone else. Try out affirmations and see how they affect you.

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