4 Affirmations to Set You Up for a Great 2022

It's nearly the end of 2021, and if you haven't heard of the power of affirmations by now, it's time to learn.

Basically, an affirmation is just a positive statement that you repeat to yourself (out loud, in your head or written down—whatever you're comfortable with) regularly and believe to be true. While it may sound a little silly or like a bit of hocus pocus, there's psychological evidence that repeating these sayings can actually affect your life and mental health in a good way. And since we're about to wrap up a year that was nothing short of interesting, why not set yourself up for success in the next year by trying a few affirmations? If you don't know where to start, worry not. We've got you covered with these few ideas:

1. 'I Don't Chase, I Attract'

"I don't chase, I attract. What belongs to me will simply find me," is an affirmation that has been dominating the For You pages of almost everyone on TikTok, and with good reason. Some people claim it's been truly life-changing for them, and whether you believe that or not, it's one of the best ones to give a shot. With that said, attracting rather than chasing what you want doesn't mean you get to just sit back and not apply to that job you want (attracting doesn't mean that it will literally fall into your lap without effort) or not put yourself out there if you're looking for new friends or a relationship. It just means that you don't need to waste your energy on things that don't seem to be wanting you back—mostly because there's always something better around the corner.

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2. 'Everything Happens for a Reason'

A classic for a reason, one that we like to follow with, "and it happens for the better." When things don't seem to be going your way, whether that be getting ghosted, rejected by the college you wanted or any other major disappointment, just know that it's because something even greater is coming your way. That guy or girl you were into that didn't want you back? They weren't the one for you anyway, and now you have the time and energy to focus on better things. That college you didn't get into? The one you do get into will be the right one in the end anyway. Hindsight is always 20/20, and this affirmation helps you remember that your life is on the right track even when you're struggling.


3. 'Everything I Want Comes to Me Easily and Effortlessly'

Similar to No. 1 on this list, this affirmation is all about accepting the good things that come to you in life. You shouldn't necessarily take it literally—after all, words are powerful, but they aren't magic. What it can do, though, is help you think positively and relax about striving so hard for things that will come to you eventually (like that dream job, college acceptance letter or date to the prom).

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4. 'I Am Beautiful, Successful and Loved'

And finally, this affirmation is one of the most powerful. The reassuring nature of simply telling yourself, "I am beautiful, successful and loved" is so calming, and helps you remove any insecurities in order to advance towards the things you want in life. Most of the things that stress us out relate to our appearances, achievements and relationships (platonic, familial and romantic), so this affirmation acts as a constant reminder that your life is full of wonderful things and that you. Are. Enough. That's it!

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Of course, a little vision-boarding goes along quite well with these affirmations as well (a winning combination if you ask us). And to get you started on your 2022 vision board mission, we're right here to help—simply click HERE for some tips on making the best vision board for next year.