8 Affirmations For Ringing In A Successful New Year


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Dec. 20 2023, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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We’re almost at the turn of another year. It’s a time to look back on all you’ve done and dream about what you may accomplish in the coming months. If you have trouble looking forward or you need extra support, use some affirmations for grounding.

Affirmations are a type of emotional support or encouragement that you can verbalize, write down, or meditate with. The success of using affirmations has been studied and it’s been shown to be effective. The National Library of Medicine found that using a self-affirmation technique can activate brain systems that are associated with self-related processing and reward. It has also been shown to reduce stress. To use your affirmations, simply repeat, think, or write down the phrase until you feel grounded.

If you need help finding some affirmations to use, here are eight to help you ring in a successful new year. 

1. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”

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The American poet and activist Audre Lorde wrote this affirmation in The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde. If you need an affirmation to ground you and make you brave before the new year, this is the one.

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2. “I’m better than I used to be. Better than I was yesterday. But hopefully not as good as I’ll be tomorrow.” 

Marianne Williamson told Oprah this affirmation during a 2018 SuperSoul Conversations interview. This affirmation is good for encouraging yourself and feeling optimistic. 

3. “Am I good enough? Yes I am.”

Even Michelle Obama has to affirm herself. In her memoir Becoming, she describes her need to remind herself that she is good enough using this mantra. You can use it too, if you’re feeling insecure.

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4. “The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.” 

If you’re worried about receiving love in the new year, just remind yourself that love exists no matter what. Oprah wrote this affirmation in the February 2004 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine.

5. “Your life is already a miracle of chance waiting for you to shape its destiny.” 

Beloved author Toni Morrison told this to a class of graduates at Rutgers University during a 2011 commencement speech. While you embrace a new beginning in 2024, remind yourself that life is already a miracle and there are so many possibilities for you.

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6. “I’m on a new vibration. I’m going to build my foundation.” 

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Renaissance was full of affirmations from Beyoncè that remind us that we really are that girl. In “Break My Soul,” she affirms that she is ready to build a foundation for herself. Repeat this mantra in order to embrace a new vibration for the new year.

7. “Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.” 

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, activist, and author Maya Angelou gave us a great affirmation for self-worth with this quote. Remember what you are worth in this coming year and own it.

8. “I’m giving you permission to root for yourself. And while you’re at it, root for those around you, too.”

Mindy Kaling’s 2018 commencement address at Dartmouth gave us this affirmation. Give yourself permission to wish for your own success this year. Affirm your abilities to root for others too.

The new year is a bittersweet time of year where we simultaneously reflect on the past and look forward to the future. As you brace for 2024, keep yourself grounded with these famous affirmations.

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By: Camryn Quick

Camryn Quick is an up-and-coming journalist currently based in New York City. Coming all the way from South Carolina, where she studied Mass Communications, she is finishing up her Masters in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she is specializing in print and concentrating on arts and culture reporting. While in school, she has covered the arts and culture beat for the Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express in the South Bronx, mainly writing pieces about the arts-oriented businesses and nonprofits in the area. She has also reported for the NY City News Service, covering 2021 election day in the South Bronx.

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