Which of these will you recite in your daily life:
“I am exactly where I need to be.”
When you find yourself wrapped up in the future and your thoughts start drifting toward how far you have to go, repeat this mantra to yourself. It anchors you in the present moment and helps you trust that everything is unfolding exactly as it should.
“I am enough.”
You are enough for completing this task and moving on. You don’t need anyone’s approval or justification because you are enough.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Ask yourself to dig deep about the path you want to take and emphasizing how important it is to discover.
“All is well in the moment.”
Come back to the present and observe that you are fully breathing and living in the moment. And it also helps you to relax.
“One day at a time.”
Sometimes, you need to take things just one hour at a time. This phrase reminds you to stay present, no matter what happens.
“Say you can or say you can’t. Either way, you’re right.”
Use this mantra when you need to do something tedious and find yourself coming up with excuses about why you should put it off. Say you can achieve this task or say you can’t. Either way, you’re right.
“You is smart, you is kind, you is important.”
This mantra from a movie may calm your thoughts and reinforce your self-worth.
“Do the things you need to do to feel the way you want to feel.”
This approach and mindset is helpful in motivating you to do the things that will help you become the healthiest version of yourself.
“If you feel insignificant, you better think again.”
When you are feeling down and need some positive reinforcement, this lyric may lift your spirits.
“Live in the moment. Appreciate the now.”
Life isn’t about looking back at yesterday or looking forward to what’s coming next; it’s about understanding how limited your time really is, and to appreciate every moment. Remind yourself to live in the moment and appreciate the now.
“I’m giving myself a pass.”
This mantra reminds you that you can be gentle with yourself when it comes to outcomes. It also helps to crush any angst.
“Let it be messy until it’s not.”
Give yourself the grace to be imperfect. Have the courage you need to move forward with your bold ideas, but also give yourself the peace and comfortability needed to be less critical and more innovative.
“Breathe” and “Now”
Use this single-word mantras prompt your mind, body and your emotions to reconnect with a safe and calm state. Use ‘breathe’ when you are stressed or anxious. In those moments, just focus on breathing: a deep breath in and very long breath out. Use the mantra ‘now’ when you want to be laser-focused on a task.
“Happiness is a habit.”
When stress hits, try to acknowledge it and let it take over for a few minutes. After those few minutes, make a conscious effort to think of things that make you happy.
“This is hard, but I’m OK.”
During moments of upset stop, close your eyes, put a hand over your heart, and say this mantra. The idea is to acknowledge and sit with whatever feels difficult, and to know that it, like everything, will pass.