When I first heard the term “Life Mantra”, honestly I thought it sounded kinda weird and crazy. I mean why did I need a life mantra to remind myself that I am a wonderful person or that my life is amazing?
It took me many years to realize that I needed the life mantra because I would mentally beat myself up. Everytime something went wrong in my life, a relationship or friendship would end, I fell behind on bills…. anything that was wrong, I would tell myself hateful things. I would tell myself how stupid I am, how ugly I am, that my life sucked or that I was just not loveable.
When I wasn’t in the throes of my anxiety or depression, I could see how my life wasn’t as horrible as my mind was making it. In the midst of those throws, it was like a tape recorder on repeat where all the bad things were just ongoing in my mind. How could I feel like a wonderful person when the one person that should love…. me …. couldn’t say one nice thing to myself??
That is when I started working on my self-care and reading everything I could on helping get myself out of this repeat mode of bad thoughts. I can’t even tell how many self-help books I have read over the past 10 years but the one recurring theme was to change your bad thoughts into good thoughts. In addition to changing your thoughts, you should implement positive affirmations into your daily self care routine.
I like to take the positive affirmations one step further and created a life mantra. My life mantra is something that I like to repeat to myself when I start those bad thoughts. When life gets stressful and my instinct is to beat myself up, I repeat “I am loving and loveable” to myself over and over and over until I snap out. Some days, life gets overwhelming and I will not only repeat my mantra to myself but I will write my mantra down so that I see what I want to feel.
I know that some people use “I am Enough” or “My Life is Wonderful” as their life mantra. Your Life Mantra should feel unique to you. Think about how you wan to feel about yourself or your life…
Do you want to feel more love? Do you want to feel like you are enough? Do you want to feel your life is going in a certain direction? Do you want to feel successful in your life?
Once you come up with your life mantra, it will take some time and practice but start by saying your life mantra to yourself when you wake up and before you go to bed. Doing this in the mirror is more effective, especially in the beginning, to get your mind used to repeating this to yourself. When you begin to think those bad thoughts, turn your thoughts to your life mantra to turn yourself around to the positive side.
Yes, this takes work, time and patience but it is so worth it because self-care is important to everyone at every age. Start slow and begin to build your life mantra into your everyday thinking. When you see yourself, spiraling down, say your mantra and bring yourself up again. I believe in you and now it is time to believe in yourself!
20 thoughts on “Finding Your Life Mantra”
I so agree! I always try to have positive thoughts. The negative ones can really drag you down.
Always positive, never negative!
This is so true. I think there are so many amazing things in life to be grateful for and sometimes one little negative thought can interfere with our attitude of gratitude. Its something we need to remember all of the time.
I am enough! I will be practicing this to boost my self every day.
I have never had a life mantra but these are great ideas to boost confidence. Helps to remind you of all the good things in life and all the things you have to be thankful for.
My mantra keeps changing so frequently. I think it is a good idea and stick to it. Very well said
I try to be consistent in my way of thinking. I try to stay positive no matter what life throws at me. There’s a reason for everything.
I’ve had a life mantra all of this time and never knew it. Last yeah, I have a serious of setbacks. After that my sister died and so did my niece. It was a horrible time. I ran across a song that has stayed stuck in my head this entire time. Whenever things get rough, or scary, I don’t feel particularly Brave, the song pops into my head. I can’t help it but it helps! “What would Brian Boitano do?”. Look it up, is from South Park. I don’t know why it works, it works.
So true! Staying positive to everything gives you an easy way of leaving everyday!
this is exactly what i needed. i agree with you, it is all about a positive mindset, and just being more in the present. loving life.
I definitely agree with you…Being motivated and having a positive mindset would really help you a lot.
I am loving and I am lovable – that a great life mantra. I don’t have one of my own, but I do have thoughts as I go through yoga. “Coffee. Namaste.” “Breakfast. Namaste.” Does that count?
Completely agree. Positive thoughts brings people up while the negative ones just drag us all down bits by bits. I always start and finish my days with positive thoughts and with gratefulness in my heart.
I love this advice! I’m going to come up with a life mantra right away. I hate those downer days, so something like this would certainly be useful 🙂
I am enough is a good one. I live by I love me. No matter what, I make sure those in my life love me too.
Always thinking about what I want to do and rarely think about how I want to feel. Love this post. The mindset is so important. I want to feel determined and concentrated!
These are great mantras! I definitely agree with you on finding your mantra.
Perfect post as we head into another week. It’s always better to keep positive thoughts in mind.
You sound like a spiritual, lovely person. Wish I could meet you!
What a wonderfully spiritual & inspirational post! I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂