Mantras or affirmations may sounds a bit woo woo at first, but they can be powerful tools to manifest change in your life and health.
I have been using them even more often and intentionally these days. You already have a running dialogue going on in your head, often much of it is negative, so why not try to flip it and make it work for you?
To be effective, your mantra should be stated in the present tense, as if it has already happened, and in a positive way, without any reference to what you’re trying to avoid.
It could be as simple as:
I am joyful and at peace
I enjoy being at my ideal weight
I care for my body with healthy food and regular exercise I love my body.
My current mantra for the month is “I make choices that nourish and serve me.”
For mantras to be effective, you must have patience, consistency and discipline.
Here are a few suggestions to incorporate your mantra throughout the day to create the habit.
- Use your mantra to create a screen saver on your computer or wallpaper on your phone.
- Create a trigger, such as each time you come to a traffic light or stop sign; each time you look at your watch or check Facebook; or even try the old-school rubber band around your wrist to prompt you to review your mantra. I’ve been saying mine when I’m washing my hands instead of the suggested Happy Birthday 🙂
- Set the alarm or reminder on your phone to signal you to review your mantra.
- Put your mantra on Post it notes and leave them on your refrigerator, bathroom mirror, computer monitor or anywhere you will see it throughout the day.
Everything begins in the mind, so why not make it work for you?
So what’s your mantra for today?