Why a Personal Mantra is Helpful
When we engage in negative self-talk, we are sabotaging ourselves from living our “best life.” In other words, when we are laying self-blame over an incident, finding fault in our appearance, or seeing ourselves as lacking in some way, we are in self-sabotage mode. Negative self-talk can be destructive, and it can keep you from reaching your goals and dreams. Therefore, you have to feel that you deserve what you accomplish. Otherwise, you simply manifest what you think you deserve. If it’s nothing, you will get nothing. Thus, a good personal affirmation mantra can be beneficial to you. It will help you shift your thoughts towards more positive outcomes.
Cancel and Delete
The first step is identifying the thoughts that are holding you back. Beliefs such as “I am not good enough,” “I am ugly, people don’t like me,” I am not worthy,” and the list goes on. Take a moment to write these thoughts down on paper. Once you have this list take a hard look at it, then strike through each one and cross them off the list one at a time. Write the words cancel, and delete after each thought and write a new, more positive thought affirmation to replace it. I have created a digital example. However, the handwritten version will be much more powerful:
I am fat.Cancel and delete.
- I am beautiful just the way I am!
I am unlikable.Cancel and delete.
- I am loved and accepted just the way I am everywhere I go.
I never fit in with others. Cancel and delete.
- I am accepted just as I am.
I will never reach my goals.Cancel and delete.
- I will now reach every goal I have set for myself.
I will never meet my soul mate.Cancel and delete.
- I now choose to meet my soulmate.
Creating Your Own Personal Affirmation Mantra
You may find reading this article on “Power Words For Making Changes” useful in writing your new affirmations. Create new mantras that you can say over and over again to yourself in your mind, especially when you catch yourself in negative self-talk. Here is what the personal Affirmation Mantra could look like from the list above:
“I am beautiful, loved and accepted just the way I am and everywhere I go. I now choose to reach every goal I have set for myself, as well as meet my soulmate.”
Keep it short and sweet so that you can memorize it and use it whenever you catch yourself in negative self-talk. Visualize the strike-through, cancel and delete, and then use your affirmation mantra to override it. Make sure that you re-evaluate this every once in a while, and adjust your mantra to the current situation you are in. You will find that it is not easy to catch ALL the negative self-talk, but with diligence and practice, you will soon transform the way that you think about yourself and the world around you.
“I choose to create positive thoughts about myself, others and my dreams.”
I chose a swallowtail butterfly for today’s photograph because this insect is all about transformation. Your thoughts are the key to making all the changes that you desire in your life, and the butterfly’s energy can help you.