A positive mantra is a short, positive phrase that you can repeat to yourself to help you stay focused and motivated. Mantras can be anything from a simple declaration of your commitment to a goal to a reminder of your strengths and abilities. The key is to choose something that feels authentic and personal to you.
Here are a few examples of positive mantras:
- I can do this.
- I am strong.
- I am capable.
- I am worthy.
- I am enough.
- I am loved.
- I matter.
Creating your positive mantra is a simple but powerful way to change your mindset and improve your mood. When you repeat your mantra to yourself, it can help to shift your thinking from negative and self-doubtful thoughts to positive and empowered ones. Mantras can be used in any situation where you need a boost of confidence or motivation.
Try it out for yourself:
1. Think about an area of your life where you could use some more confidence or motivation. Perhaps you’re feeling undervalued at work, or your dating life is looking bleak, or you can’t seem to work up the energy to start that new hobby or passion project that’s been on your radar for a while.
2. Come up with a short, positive phrase that encapsulates how you want to feel about yourself in this area. Something like: “I am talented.” “I am worthy of healthy love.” “I can do anything I put my mind to.”
3. Write your mantra down, and keep it somewhere where you can see it and refer to it often. Perhaps on a Post-It note on your desk at work, your bathroom mirror, or the inside of your closet door.
4. Whenever you need a boost of confidence or motivation, repeat your mantra to yourself.
With practice, your mantra will become more and more powerful, and you’ll notice a difference in how you feel about yourself and your ability to achieve your goals.
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Check out all three mindset workouts at the Positivity Gym:
Push/Pull: Play the Opposite Game
Deadlift: Get Deeply Curious
Core: Create a Positive Mantra
Intro: There’s No Gene for Positive Attitudes