Posted: by Anna Friday, 21 October 2016 @ 10:45
It’s amazing how much power a small group of words can hold; each acting as a gentle cue throughout the day or week. I am guilty of getting bogged down with the everyday so I use these seven mantras to give me a positive prompt on a day to day basis, they remind me to take a small step back and ‘just breathe’.
A ship in harbour is safe but that is not what ships are built for
This quote really resonates with me personally … I have a similar quote on my ‘myMantra’ pendant. It is a nudge throughout each day to be brave. You are the author in your own story so don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone to get what you want; no one else is going to do it for you!
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together
Just because it takes a while doesn’t mean it’s not happening. This mantra reminds me to be patient.
If you stumble make it part of the dance
Everyone falls from time and time – this mantra keeps me motivated – it pushes me to not let an obstacle or even simply the fear of falling stop me from moving forward.
It’s the little things in life
You often don’t realise the loveliness and charm in the everyday. This mantra reminds me to be grateful everyday … to be thankful for that cup of tea offered to me when I get home after work or to remember that great parking space rather than the awful traffic … to be more appreciative each day.
If you can’t say something nice; don’t say nothing at all
This is something that has stuck with me throughout childhood and in to my adult life. Growing up with two sisters we often bickered over silly things; my dad would always remind us all of this saying and I have certainly carried it in to adulthood.
Be fabulous, be you
There is only one you … don’t waste time trying to be anything else. Live your life and do what makes you happy.
Focus on what matters
This mantra prompts me to focus my time and energy on the things and people that are important to me. I am a worrier and find it far too easy to spend time worrying over hypothetical situations that haven’t even happened and forget about what’s actually going on around me. This mantra reminds me that I have a choice on what bothers me and what doesn’t, to centre my attention on what I want and to surround myself with people I love.
Celebrate the things that make you the person you are today, wear your initial as a symbol of self-love