I once found the idea of having a personal mantra to be somewhat disturbing. I never saw the use in telling myself something in front of a mirror or repeating a certain phrase 3 times to get it in my head. I realize now how wrong I was. So here are 5 things I like to start my days with telling myself…
Here are my personal mantras:
When I open my eyes in bed I tell myself- I have so much to thank for.
If you’ve gone through a rough patch in your life, if you’ve suffered an injury or lost someone dear, you know how fragile our lives really are. For me, waking up in the morning, as ridiculous as it may sound to some people, is a gift. And I never take gifts for granted.
As I am getting ready to brush my teeth I stand in front of the mirror and tell myself – Good morning beautiful.
Yes. I think I’m pretty. And I am not being vein, I think I am the prettiest woman I can be! And I think every woman should wake up in the morning and look at herself in the mirror with loving eyes. We are all beautiful, in every shape & size, we all have beauty within us, we just need to let it shine.
As I am pouring water into the kettle I tell myself- I don’t have it all figured out, but I’m getting there.
Because that is simply true. My life hasn’t reached that point yet where I can say I have done all I wanted to do. I have so much more to do, to see, to discover. So I’m not “there” yet, but I’m in the right direction.
As I’m stirring the tea-spoon inside my coffee mug I like to remind myself that – things could be worse.
And they were, many times before. So no matter what I have in mind today, no matter what’s weighing on me, I like to remind myself that things could be worse. That whatever I am dealing with today- it’s something I could go through and rise from.
I get ready for my day. I finish my coffee and cigarette (I know it’s bad, I’m trying to stop), and right before I leave the house, after I’m all dressed, “makeuped” and my hair is fixed, I take one last look at the mirror and tell myself, out loud, TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY.