5 affirmations to start 2020

So what did you decide to tackle in 2020? I have no specific New Year’s resolution besides continuing the routine I have set for myself to keep my energy levels and health as they are right now. That alone is work and that is plenty for me. That said, I have a set of affirmation cards (Affirmators! by Suzi Barrett) that can give oneself a nice little boost when the moral is not at its best. Reminding ourselves of what truly matters in life on a regular basis can make a world of difference over time. Out of this set, I have picked 5 affirmations to start this brand new year: 

  • Follow your heart: “I’m always rewarded when I follow my heart. I trust that the GPS in my heart knows all the best routes. And when it seems like it’s taking too long to get where I want, I know that’s because there’s some cool, weird stuff to see along the way.”
  • Generosity: “ I give generously to those around me, no matter how much (or how little) I have. I know there is more than enough to go around, and that the key is to allow it to keep going around without stopping. If I stop the flow, I’m like the one person at the stadium who doesn’t do the wave.”
  • Impermanence: “Life is always changing, and I drift easily through those changes, good and bad. As I drift through hard times, I can take comfort in knowing that I will leave them behind. As I drift away from good times, I can take comfort in knowing that more will come my way. Impermanence is an equal-opportunity nonentity.”
  • No judgment: “I release myself from any and all judgments. I find my inner critic, call it into my office, and tell it to take a vacation. As it leaves the room, I let out a sigh and begin to enjoy the joy of simply being. Who hired that guy anyway?”
  • Power: “I am strong, I am grounded, I am powerful. I am like a cross between a dinosaur and a tank. But not a tank that is used for war. I am like a peaceful, loving dino-tank who feels so strong it doesn’t need to do anything but be.”

In summary

These are 5 powerful affirmations that I think can go a long way to help us wherever we are in life. So beyond the different resolutions we may take this new year to better or maintain our health and wellness, it seems to me that feeling grounded is what can allow us to take on new healthy habits and keep them beyond the first month.

To your health and wellness, and to this brand new year!

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