5 Affirmations To Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

“So… you say phrases to yourself in the mirror in the morning?!”

The answer: yes.

There is nothing more refreshing and beneficial than affirmation. An affirmation is like a mantra to yourself, helping to remind yourself of the magic in the world, your strengths, and your worth. Its sending yourself reminders that you can do whatever you put your mind to. It's becoming a best friend within yourself.

What can be better than learning to become your own best friend in 2019?

These five phrases are ones that can be used throughout the year to make 2019 your most positive, self-loving, mindful year yet. It’s a foundation year for many years to come. And these five phrases are that gate to loving yourself, loving others, and loving this freaking amazing life you have the blessing to be living.


I am loved, loving, and lovable.

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You are loved because there are people who support you and want what is best for you always. You are loving because you are capable to give positive energy to those who support you. And, you are lovable because you are a human: you are a beautiful soul and you are capable of welcoming of all the love in the world. This affirmation really helps to boost confidence, it can remind you that you are so blessed to even be alive, and no number of relationships you’ve been in, no number of nasty words that have been said to you, and no number of family members that approve of your pathway can change that for you. There are already people that love you dearly and there are friends and others that you haven’t even met you yet that will love you someday as well. Be welcoming of this into your life.


I am blessed to see each individual day.

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You, today, are living and breathing and we can never forget the magic in that! It’s easy to feel stressed under the environment in college, and it can be frustrating to feel like each day is the same as the one before. But, each day is a new blessing! No matter how you may feel about getting out of bed for your 8AM class or how you may feel after a busy day, you did it! A day is a day no matter how poorly it may feel, you still got to experience being alive. You still got to breathe and laugh and cry and feel and love. And you get to do it again tomorrow? And the day after that? There’s no blessing better than that.


I am gentle with myself and proud of what I am doing and what I have done.

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Consciously taking time to be proud of your accomplishments AND your mistakes is vastly important. Yes, you read that right. Be proud of your mistakes! They help you learn and they allow you to better identify your character. Take time to appreciate them. If you never tripped on the third step by your class, you could have never warned the person behind you of the step. Or you may have never seen the step in the first place. Make sure to celebrate this and your little victories as well. You’re kicking ass and killing the game, recognize this within yourself.


I am READY to be the best version of myself that I can.

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This one is universal for each individual person. Everyone, I mean, EVERYONE has something that they dislike about themselves. This is completely normal! But, being confident in who you are can begin to illustrate a world of happiness in your life. Be welcoming of this energy into who you are! This can really help to make you the best version of yourself that you can be. Learn to love who you are and you will feel new and improved, even though you’re loving the same exact person that you were before learning self-love.


I am choosing to make the rest of this year the BEST of this year.

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This phrase really helps to promote a sense of optimism within you. It can help to get you truly excited about all of the amazing things that are going to happen in 2019. Imagine being able to look back when it gets to be December of this year and being able to wholeheartedly say that you just experienced the best year of your life. What an amazing thought! Hype yourself up about the goals you have for this year and you’ll be sure to have a great experience in 2019.


Keep these mantras close to your heart this year! Write them on your mirror, write them in your planner, make art with them, repeat them to yourself when you feel discouraged. There is a world of potential when you start to reassure yourself of these things and just a few short sentences can really open up a new perspective and the best year of your life thus far.