Self-Love: 31 Positive Affirmations for December

It makes no sense to me that my final batch of positive daily affirmations from this year-long challenge were actually the easiest to write. Last month I thought I was all out of ideas, inspiration and even enthusiasm for affirmation, but this month something shifted and this list of positive affirmations for December are easily among my favourite of the whole year.

I suspect it's because I had something to really focus on as the calendar year comes to an end - the last twelve months and the lessons I've learned. There's also the coming of a new year on the horizon and so this combination of reflection and aspiration is very much reflected in this list of positive daily affirmations, which I don't think is a bad thing at all.

Daily Positive Affirmations for December

Before we get stuck in, a reminder that not all affirmations should or will mean something to you or work for you. This is okay! This is good! It means that you should focus on the ones that do bring some comfort, some ease or some hope to you.

Furthermore, a reminder that there's no wrong or right way to do affirmation, but if you're just getting started, I highly recommend trying out reading one or two affirmations out loud five times or more for them to really sink in. If that doesn't feel good then try repeating them in your mind. Or you could even try writing them down again and again.

If you want to know more about affirmation, you can find out exactly how and why it works here, and you can find some lists of positive affirmations for depression, for when you feel overwhelmed, for stress and anxiety, and for healing. This is also my go-to list of my favourite and most simple and effective daily positive affirmations.

Now let's dive into 31 positive affirmations for December and the end of another calendar year.

  1. Change is good for me.
  2. Real soul-soothing growth takes time.
  3. I dare to dream.
  4. Whenever I feel fear, I am extra gentle with myself.
  5. I can be firm and kind at the same time.
  6. I am happy to be on my own timeline.
  7. I don't give power or energy to things that make me feel bad.
  8. Reflecting is healthy. Dwelling on mistakes is not.
  9. I look forward with a grateful heart for what has already been.
  10. As I end this year, I keep my heart and mind full of hope.
  11. I take all the good lessons I've learnt this year with me.
  12. The end of a year is as good a time as any to release what no longer serves me.
  13. I am my best days from this last year and I am my best days next year.
  14. I look back with gratitude, I look forward with hope, but I focus on where I am with love.
  15. As this calendar year ends, I take a moment to reflect on everything I have survived so far.
  16. Success looks differently to everyone. Only I define what success means to me.
  17. I am kind to myself when I experience hard feelings like regret, guilt and shame.
  18. Resting now means I can do and enjoy more later.
  19. I am always growing and moving forward.
  20. I do what I can to lighten the load on others.
  21. I welcome this festive season as a time for peace, love and joy.
  22. Setting goals should never mean I put extra pressure on myself or others.
  23. When I make resolutions for a new year, I am mindful of all my needs and wishes, and their changeability.
  24. I give myself permission to have bad days, both now and in the future.
  25. I celebrate all the ways I am different from others.
  26. I am brave enough to find light in darkness, hope in hard times, and love in the pain.
  27. The future is unknown but I can always get to know myself in deeper ways.
  28. I remind myself that a new year is just a new year, and life is full of new beginnings.
  29. It's important to remember that small acts of kindness are still acts of kindness.
  30. Protecting my energy and mental health is always a priority.
  31. When in doubt or distress, I turn to love; self-love, love for others, love for the world we live in.

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Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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