Mantras are words, phrases or utterances believed to strengthen the mind and soul, especially when spoken or thought of repeatedly. Start off your new year with mantras that will keep you strong, confident and inspired until December!
1. “I appreciate what and where I am right now.”
Grumbling about what you don’t have in the present makes you miss out on all the good things you do have. When life is at its most frantic, stop, take a deep breath, and reflect on what the present moment is teaching you.
If, in the end, you realize that things are no longer working for you, then you can move on to the next mantra…
2. “I am open to new opportunities.”
In difficult times, remember two things: let go of the things you have no control over, and do something about the things you can control. Give up whatever is holding you back, look for new opportunities, and take small steps that lead what you want, whether it’s a relationship or a new career.
3. “Whatever I do is for the common good.”
Before doing anything, whether it’s for work or for your personal endeavors, tell yourself this. Make sure that whatever you put out there will make the world a better place for everyone. No act is too small or insignificant when it’s done with heart.
4. “I am my own best friend.”
You’ve been a good friend to so many people; it’s time you extended the same love and kindness to yourself. While a significant other can be a great source of support, it’s the strength that comes from within you that matters most. When the going gets rough, repeat this mantra and be the best cheerleader you could have for yourself.
5. “2016 is a great year.”
It’s important to note that these mantras are in the present tense. If you say “2016 will be a great year,” you might just end up waiting and watching the months pass you by. Make this year your best, one moment at a time!
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