That voice inside your head is powerful – it can have  a huge impact on your life – who you are and what you do. 

Bring awareness to your self-talk and consider using the power of mantra to make positive change. A mantra is a sound, word or series of words spoken aloud or silently that can be thought of as a seed for energizing an intention.

Personally, I use mantra most days, in the form of either a word or phrase specific to my life at the time.  Some personal examples:

  • “Intention”: I use this to increase awareness that everything is a decision, and I choose to make intentional decisions vs reactions.
  • “I make the time” – I use this when I have a lot on my plate  to remind myself that “I didn’t have time” is very rarely valid – I choose to make the time for what is important.
  • “My goals are important”  – a reminder again to do what I know I need to do to be successful in the goals I’ve set.

So give it a try – you can google ‘mantras’ for tons of examples or try one of mine, and there’s no set schedule.  Yogis may use mala beads for meditation on mantra or chanting, but I find it works just as well for me to simply remind myself of my intention throughout the day, and then reflect on how that mantra served me as I wind down for the day.