Let’s bring in the new year with manifestations and affirmations! Resolutions are a thing of the past.
Now that we’ve been through almost the first month in 2021, or maybe we can think of it as the 13th month of 2020. We can now talk about what we want to do to better ourselves in the next 365 days. Hopefully, things will soon be returning to some normalcy. Maybe we’ll be able to go outside, experience endless hugs, and get rid of these masks that we’ve been collecting this past year.
Each new year there seems to be this unspoken tradition of forming new resolutions. Things we can do to start the new year off “right.” Resolutions, for me, would always end shortly after they began. I’m sure some of you can relate.
And to those of you who have stuck to your resolutions, you’re amazing in my eyes. I would tell myself that beginning the new year, "I am going to work out," "read and write more," "save more," "get into some sort of hobby to fill my time." The classical new year’s resolutions. But they never stick.
Resolutions shouldn’t feel like a chore or something that you start and then stop a few weeks into it. You should bring in the new year with things you want to do to feel good about yourself and make yourself happy.
That’s why I think that we should ditch the typical resolutions for this year and start fresh. I’m talking about manifestations and affirmations!
I’ve only come to know about manifestations and affirmations recently. I am usually pretty skeptical when it comes to “willing/manifesting something to happen.” I’m actually more of a “go with the flow” and “it’ll happen if it happens” kind of girl. However, I find that manifestations and affirmations can be a very healthy aspect of a routine, physically and mentally.
When someone performs an affirmation to themselves, I feel that it allows them to have a healthier headspace. And I like to think that when the mind is happy, the body is happy too!
I tried morning affirmations the other morning as I was getting ready for my day. Saying things of positivity, “I appreciate myself even though I doubt myself” kind of thing, and I actually felt pretty good after doing it. The whole day I felt happy and not as anxious as I normally do.
It could have been a placebo effect, the affirmations, but I don’t think I will stop them. I actually felt really good talking to myself in the mirror, which is not something out of the ordinary for me!
Another thing that would be a great substitute for resolutions is manifestations. Again, the act of manifesting something to happen is something I am skeptical of, but a good idea in theory.
To manifest something, or someone, into your life is to believe that it WILL happen. You envision what you want to achieve in life, and GO GET IT! It will happen if you believe it. There is no negative or pessimistic thinking in manifestation. Only optimism and telling yourself that it will happen, and you will get yourself there.
Last year, I tried to make a vision board of things that I would like to manifest over the coming year. Unfortunately, 2020 was not the year for manifestations. I think this is a really great idea, especially if you might not know how to go about manifesting something. Making a vision board is another way to organize and visualize what it is you want to manifest.
Now that the year is beginning and things are looking up, now is the time to think positively and get what you want! Make it happen because it’s all up to you. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to. A cliché, I know, but it’s true. If you believe that these manifestations and affirmations can work, then they will, and you will be happier for it. So, go do something this year that will make a difference in your life and be happy doing it!