Some people had a great year last year and some people didn’t. The good news is that you can choose how your upcoming year will be by choosing how you view it and behave in it. Even if everything goes to hell, you have a choice to make it a great year through your actions and beliefs, which both result from the way you talk to yourself. So, if you want to have a great year this year, then these affirmations will help you do that.
1. I Know What My Goals Are And I’m Constantly Going After Them
This year is a year to make those goals and go after them. Even with setbacks, failures, and bumps in the road, you can always look towards the goals you set out for yourself if you have them clearly in your vision.
This is why Lifebook and creating goals for the categories in Lifebook is great. It helps you dig into your life and clearly see what you want for yourself. Then you can work towards that vision despite what happens. Your focus stays on what’s possible and what you want, not on what is going wrong.
All of us in the Lifebook community had a great year last year because, despite what was going on, we knew who we were, where we were going, and what was possible for us. The Lifebook mindset is an empowering mindset – to say the least.
But whether you take Lifebook or not, set yourself some goals in all areas of your life. That way you have a direction which to move towards that’s exciting and motivating despite what’s going on.
2. I Am Grateful
If there is one practice that will help you have a great year, it’s the practice of gratitude.
The more you practice gratitude, the more you see the glass half full. You see the good side of life, the funny side of things, and the beautiful side of things. You see the upside of a bad situation. This perception towards life helps you to have a great day, week, month – and especially a great year.
Wake up and thank your lucky stars that you are alive. Then consistently practice gratitude for the rest of the day because you have a lot to be grateful for.
3. I Keep Things In Perspective
Blowing things out of proportion can ruin your day, week month, and year. It can keep you stuck in a state of worry or negativity that becomes a habit that’s hard to break!
For instance, if you lose your job, then you can easily blow things out of proportion. Maybe you foresee foreclosure, bankruptcy, or even death because of your job loss. But the truth is that millions of people lose their job and go on just fine. They find another job or find a way to make things work without the worst happening.
When something major happens, try not to become a fortune teller and predict the worst. Instead, keep things in perspective and take action to make sure that you come out of the situation as best as you can.
4. I Am Lucky
This is a great affirmation to say to yourself for a great year. When you believe you are lucky, you bring luck into your life. You create it.
While luck can be about chance in some cases, it’s usually just great planning, timing, or action-taking.
If you want to truly believe that affirmation that you are lucky, use these affirmations that will help you increase your luck. Soon you will be telling everyone that you are lucky because you will KNOW that you are creating it.
5. I Take Chances
If you want this year to be different from other years, you need to take some chances. You need to mix things up and do things differently and put yourself out there.
Small risks can result in an incredibly great year.
For instance, one guy I know hated blind dating. He would never meet someone he didn’t know, until one year he decided to take a chance and just do it. He went on a date with a woman his friend set him up with and they fell in love very quickly. His whole year changed when he took that chance. He became happier. He had more lucky breaks at work. He became healthier. It was a life-changing risk for him.
I take chances. Use that affirmation whenever an opportunity to take a chance comes up. It may completely change the direction of your year.
6. I Am Accountable For My Life
This is a great affirmation to help you have a great year. When you affirm to yourself that you are accountable for your own life, you realize that you have the power to create the life you want.
This doesn’t mean that you start to make decisions that will hurt other people, but it does mean you don’t become a person who blindly follows what other people say you should be or do.
For instance, following public health orders during a pandemic is good. But there are many other things that may not benefit your happiness, success, wealth, or health – and that’s where you need to remember that you are accountable for your life and make decisions based on what’s good for you, not for others.
7. I Choose To Make Myself Happy
One affirmation that will help you when you feel accountable for your own life is the affirmation to choose happiness at every turn.
When you choose to make yourself happy, you stop saying yes to others just so you can please them. You stop doing things that make you unhappy. And you start making choices that align with what you want and will make you happy.
This affirmation is not going to make you the most popular person in the world. For instance, if you regularly gossip about your coworkers with a few select coworkers, and it doesn’t make you feel good, then you can choose to stop doing that and replace it with something that does make you feel good. But, if you choose to stop hanging around gossiping about co-workers, then the people who still want to gossip are likely going to start gossiping about you.
You can’t please everyone, but you should try to please yourself whenever you can. It’s going to tick some people off, but it’s your year, so make it a great year for YOU!
8. I Don’t Take Life Too Seriously
This affirmation is going to help you have a great year by having more fun during it.
When you affirm to yourself that you don’t take life too seriously, then you can let go of negative things much easier.
Some things to think about include:
- You can control everything, so let go of what you can’t control and take action on what you can.
- Other people are going to behave how they are going to behave, despite what you think, so don’t get too upset when they choose to behave in ways that are off the wall to you.
- You could die tomorrow and all of the things you are stressing about today won’t mean a thing.
- Things that people predict will happen usually don’t.
9. I Take My Health Seriously
There is one aspect of life that impacts every other area of your life, and that’s your health. It impacts how capable you are of doing your job, interacting with others, and enjoying yourself. Being in poor health can make you a miserable person. It can rob you of precious moments with the people you love. It can keep you from doing what you want to do to have a great year.
Therefore, challenge yourself to consistently do things that have a positive impact on your health.
Drink more water, take your supplements, eat better, exercise smarter, stress less, and act on health issues when they arise. If something isn’t working for you then find something that does. If you notice that something is wrong, then find a way to fix it.
The only person who can take your health seriously is you. Not even your doctor can help you act on your health. If you choose to ignore health issues or potential health issues, then you could be setting yourself up for a disastrous year.
10. I Focus On Developing Good Habits
Just like your thoughts, your habits have a huge impact on your life. They can make or break your ability to reach your goals. They can make you miserable or happy. They have a lot of power in your life.
If you want this to be a great year, you need to develop some great habits that help you make it a great year and drop habits that keep you stuck in a negative space.