Our everyday lives can be so busy and hectic that it’s easy to get bogged down by all the stress. This stress can affect us mentally, physically, and emotionally. But, what if there was a way to wake up feeling refreshed, energized, and fully prepared for the day ahead? Try chanting these mantras to start off your day with some meaningful reflection and positive vibes.
Mantra: Starve the ego, feed the soul
Meaning: The ego tends to be associated with recognition, pride, and self-serving behavior while the soul is about our connection with living things and compassion for others. There is no doubt that both the ego and soul are needed to strike balance between motivation and humility, but we should strive to nurture our souls by doing things out of love and kindness more often than selfishness.
What you can do: Help a stranger, get in touch with an old friend, or have meaningful conversations with loved ones.
Mantra: I have enough, I do enough, I am enough
Meaning: Sometimes we can get caught up in life chasing the things we don’t have like the approval of others or objects or material value. This mantra reminds us that most of the things we think we need are unnecessary. We always think we should be doing more, but the reality is that everyone is doing their and that’s good enough.
What you can do: Say or write out what you’re grateful for, enjoy peaceful moments of doing nothing, and try not to compare ourselves to others.
Mantra: Let go
Meaning: It’s natural to hold onto the things that worry or scare us but we end up carrying it like baggage on our shoulders. This mantra teaches us to be more relaxed and let things roll off of our backs. It reminds us to not take everything so personal or be so hard on ourselves. Let’s restore the feeling of being carefree, even if it’s just for brief moments at a time.
What you can do: Let go of shame, guilt, anger, worry, fear, judgement, and competition. Relax and love yourself freely.
Mantra: I trust myself
Meaning: Often times the only person standing in your way is you. Chanting this mantra will teach you to have faith in yourself and erase the self doubt that can plague your thoughts. Trusting yourself starts with ignoring the little devil on your shoulder that tells you no. Just keep telling yourself that you got this and the confidence will start to build up.
What you can do: Set goals for yourself like, “I’m going to voice my ideas to my boss” or “I’m going to train for a half marathon” and commit to executing before the self-doubt has time to creep in.
Mantra: All is well
Meaning: This mantra is about reducing the negativity, the pressure to succeed, and the amount of complaints we put out into the world each day. It’s normal to have bad days but those should be few and far between. Focus on the positive parts of your life, even if you think they’re small or insignificant. Life is a beautiful gift and we just need to remind ourselves of that.
What you can do: Whether it’s the smell of fresh coffee, a promotion at work, or your favorite team winning a game, remember that these little moments are what make life fulfilling and precious.
Do you have any personal mantras to help get you through the day? Share them with us in the comments!