Every day, we wake up trying to crush it in all aspects, at work and in our relationships.
However, sometimes, it gets tiring, and we feel inadequate.
Sometimes, it’s just you having a bad day that probably spills into a bad week, and mentally, you’re exhausted with little motivation to keep going.
We are the stories we tell ourselves, and words intensely impact us, either positively or negatively.
Recall the last time someone praised you, and you warmed all over, or how a nasty remark sent your day down the drains?
That’s how powerful words are.
You can pick yourself up and keep your engine filled with enough motivation to get you through rough patches by speaking positively to yourself daily.
Here are some non-cheesy, practical mantras that will help.
“I am strong, and I have got this.”
It can be this simple, reminding yourself that you’re strong and have everything in control. You might not feel like it initially, but you will begin to feel more confident as you continually tell yourself this.
“You’ve slayed bigger dragons than this one.”
Mentally browse through all the bad spots you’ve been in but came out stronger on the other side. You’ve been worse, and this one is no different, regardless of how fiery it might feel. You will get through this one as well.
“Figure it out.”
This can help in solving challenging analytical problems. Look at the situation, take several deep breaths, and challenge yourself to figure it out. And you will.
“What’s important now?”
When you’re frazzled with many thoughts and voices jumbling together in your head, asking what is essential calms the storm and helps you prioritize and focus on what’s in front of you.
“That moment is gone.”
This helps when you’re feeling down about a situation, agonizing about what you should have said or done better. When the voices in your head become too loud, tell yourself firmly that the moment is gone. It will help you focus on what is in front of you instead of worrying about what is past.
“Will this matter in three months?”
We sometimes stress about fleeting situations with no long-term impact or value in our lives and the grand scheme. Ask yourself if this situation would matter in three months. The answer you would most likely come up with is NO.
“You’re doing your best.”
Remind yourself that you’re doing your best at every opportunity. You can mentally flip through where you have been and the steps you took to that brought you to where you’re at now. Your efforts are paying off, and you’re in a good place.