Mantras reflects the idea that we are the agents of change in our own lives; we have the ability to live the life we want as the person we want to be.
Repeating mantra aids in that manifestation of personal contentment through repetition of focused, conscious desire.
While mantras are frequently used in meditation sessions to silence mental chatter, anyone can benefit from one. Our minds are full of noise—largely repetitive, useless, and even harmless thoughts that are on replay much of the time. A mantra can slice through these thoughts in any moment, especially when you craft one that is meaningful just to you.
3 Steps To Manifest Your Mantra
Here are three steps to come up with a kick-ass mantra you can use to help you feel strong, capable, and at peace when you need it the most. Think of it as your one-word pep talk, available at anytime or place.
Review Your Biggest Achievements
Write down five of your proudest moments or successes to date—anything from scoring a competitive job to presenting confidently to a group of people to being a great parent or partner. Don’t be bashful! No one will see this list but you.
Condense It Into One Word
Yes, just one. For example, my client Tom always dreamed of living in New York City. He’s from a small town in the Midwest, and his friends and family did not believe he could move to New York and have a successful career here. But after much hard work, persistence, and creativity—he did. His number one achievement: “I proved everyone wrong, and despite the odds, scored a great role in the city of my dreams.”
His one-word mantra? Manhattan.
Use These One Word Mantras Daily
Especially at times when you need to hear it. I say my personal mantra in the shower, on the subway, before I send an important email, and always before I do something bold. Your one word will remind you how far you’ve come, what great things you’re capable of, and who you really are.
Say you want a mantra to use in a dating context. You can still take the same steps: Recall great relationship experiences, fun dates, and happy times you had with someone you cared about. These need to fuel positive emotions and capture a feeling that makes you feel good about yourself and excited about being in a relationship again. Maybe your mantra becomes “laughter,” “be open,” or simply “summertime.”
- Review Your Biggest Achievements
- Condense It Into One Word
- Use These One Word Mantras Daily
Your mantra is the ultimate positive statement that truly resonates with your heart and mind. No one else needs to know about it or understand it.
Bring your mantra silently to mind when you need to be reminded of your ability and your capacity to create the life you want.
Like an uplifting affirmation, your personal mantra will give you the immediate confidence that you need.
What will yours be?