Why You Need a Mantra
Last month, I created a mantra. I sat down and wrote a list of power words, and in front of each of these words I wrote the phrase “I am.” I made copies of my mantra, and posted it in places where I would easily see it. Places like my night stand, next to my laptop and on my bathroom mirror.
Honestly, the idea of standing in front of a mirror, reciting a personal mantra initially seemed a bit silly. Hell, the idea of saying a phrase over and over to myself seemed a bit redundant. But the truth is, creating a mantra can be beneficial. There is power in words.
Just saying the words, “I am” is empowering. Generally, most of us do not often reference ourselves in positive ways. Personally, the phrase I am beautiful was not an everyday saying for me. Occasionally, I would say to myself, “I look good today,” or “I feel really great today,” but these statements are temporary. They are conditional on the day, and the way that I feel in that moment. Stating, “I am beautiful,” encompasses so much more. Beyond this, repeatedly stating “I am beautiful,” on days that I do not feel so, is even more powerful. It’s within these moments that the words are most important. Because even if it may not be 100% true in the moment, the more we say what we want to be true, the more we will ourselves to believe it as true, and with belief comes action.
Today, take a few minutes for yourself to create a positive vision of yourself. Create your mantra, post it as many places as possible and get to reciting.