Repeating new year affirmations as you head into a new chapter is a really positive way to set goals and intentions for the coming 12 months and beyond.
While the new year doesn’t have to mean you completely reinvent your life, a lot of people find it motivating to set new year’s resolutions at this time. The new year feels like the chance for a fresh start; it puts a full-stop at the end of one chapter so that you can begin the next.
Sometimes, all we need to pull us out of a rut is some intentional goal-setting and new year affirmations help us do that.
Affirmations are also an effective way to manifest our desires and, combined with the positive energy that the new year brings, they can be super-powerful.
Are new year affirmations good for manifesting?
Three of the most powerful ways to manifest our goals are:
- Positive mindset
New year’s affirmations combine all of these elements: we feel grateful for the previous year and everything we’ve learned; we feel positive, excited and optimistic going into this new chapter of our lives; and we repeat affirmations to elevate our mindset further.
This is a recipe for success when it comes to manifesting.
As long as we carry this mindset into the new year and take positive action towards our goals, this can be one of the best times to manifest.
50 New year affirmations
- This year is going to be amazing
- This year is going to be the best year of my life so far
- Success is on its way
- I welcome this new chapter in my life
- Any change that the new year brings excites me
- I choose to learn from my mistakes last year
- I am grateful for the lessons I learned last year
- I am going into the new year with positivity
- I am more motivated than I’ve ever been
- My goals are mine to conquer
- All my goals will come to fruition next year
- I will [insert goal] with ease
- This year will bring health and happiness
- This year will be my most abundant
- I am grateful for the year I’m about to have
- This year, I will be the best version of myself
- The new year brings me strength and motivation
- By the end of this year, I will be living my dream life
- I embrace and trust the process
- I trust myself to achieve my goals this year
- Fresh starts are good for me
- I am finding the love of my life this year
- The new year brings in new money
- Creativity will flow to me this year with ease
- This year, I am a money magnet
- I choose to release everything from the past year that doesn’t serve me
- I choose to only keep positive influences around me this year
- I release negative influences and energies
- I will protect my energy
- I choose to leave negativity in the past
- I let go of guilt and shame
- I welcome any new opportunity that the new year brings
- This year I will experience unprecedented growth in every area of my life
- This year, I will commit to shadow work and heal
- By the end of this year, I will be an expert in [insert career goal]
- I am worthy of the blessings this new year will bring
- I deserve every ounce of happiness that comes my way
- I will [insert positive habit] every day without hesitation
- My dreams are about to come true
- I choose to let go of limiting beliefs
- [Insert year] will be MY year
- I am excited for what the future will bring
- I choose to live in the present
- I will take care of myself this year
- I will [insert favourite daily self-care activity] every day
- My emotional, mental, and physical well-being are paramount
- I am living intentionally and taking positive action towards my manifestations going into the new year
- I am a master manifester
- I spread positivity and kindness wherever I go
- I know exactly what I need to do to achieve my goals
How to use new year affirmations
Just because these are new year’s affirmations, doesn’t mean to say that you have to repeat them on midnight at the dot.
Affirmations are there to give you a boost whenever you need that, whether that be when the clock strikes 12, the evening before, when you make your goals, or the day after.
Honestly, a lot of these affirmations for the new year can be used at any time of year whenever you need to set goals or start afresh.
My biggest tips when it comes to using affirmations are:
- Only pick one or two: This way, you can stay focused and put all your energy into one goal. I usually recommend not picking more than three to work on at one time.
- Repeat them in your head or out loud whenever you need them: Affirmations are designed to give you a boost of self-belief and confidence when you need it most, so use them when you need them most.
- Write them down: Journaling is a great way to get clear on your goals and manifestations, as well as remember the affirmation(s) you’re working on. You can also monitor your progress and any feelings that you want to write about in your journal.
- Use prompt cards: Affirmation prompt cards can help you remember or spark motivation if you’re unsure which affirmation you want to work on.
- Choose affirmations relevant to your goals: There’s no point repeating affirmations about money if your goal for the new year is to work on self-love. Try to pick affirmations that are relevant to your goal or manifestation.
- Feel the affirmation: Really try and feel what emotion achieving your goal, manifestation, or resolution would spark as you repeat your affirmation.
What’s the difference between an affirmations and new year’s resolutions?
New year’s resolutions are goals we set at the beginning of each new year in order to better ourselves or our lives in some way.
Many people find that setting these goals gives them a new lease of life going into the new year and helps them draw a line under what they might see as a ‘bad’ previous year.
However, only 9 – 12% of people actually keep them long-term.
Studies show that this is because people set unrealistic goals; they don’t keep track of them; and/or they set too many.
Resolutions tend to be big goals, such as losing a large amount of weight, never eating pizza ever again, or earning more money than you’ve ever seen in your life. The problem is, these goals are pretty black-and-white. You either accomplish them or fail, which can be really demoralising and even damaging to your mindset.
Affirmations, on the other hand, are simply tools to help improve your mindset towards your goals.
They’re self-affirming statements that improve your confidence, rather than all-or-nothing goals that you can either reach or fail.
Using affirmations alongside your resolutions might bring you more success than simply setting resolutions.
How to stick to new year’s resolutions
Some tips on setting resolutions are:
- Make them realistic
- Write them down
- Break your big goal down into mini monthly goals
- Make a clear plan with actionable steps to achieve your resolution
- Track your progress consistently
- Repeat positive affirmations that are relevant to your goal
With these steps in place, sticking to your resolutions should be much easier and you’re more likely to be successful.
What are some good daily affirmations?
As well as the new year affirmations I’ve already shared, you may want to incorporate a few daily affirmations into your routine.
Check out these posts for more:
- Affirmations for career growth and success
- Self-love affirmations
- Shadow work affirmations
- Healing affirmations for body, mind, and soul
New year affirmations can super-charge your new year’s resolutions, allow you to draw a line under the previous year, and achieve your goals easier.
The new year is a great time to start afresh and learn from your mistakes, while also letting go of negativity or energy that doesn’t serve you.
Why not give it a try?
A witchy ray of sunshine who loves to help others on their journal journey. I’ve been journaling since childhood and have since gone on to earn a degree in English and a diploma in Shadow Work. I love my plant babies, yoga, and anything spooky. Find out more on my about me page.