There are some times in life when you need no other than yourself to get that motivation you desire. Sure, it is a good feeling when we get encouraged by others but sometimes we need to hear that motivational speech from none other than yourself.

One way or the other, we may have experienced some odd days when we feel quite uncertain about our life’s direction or some things we are involved in or not involved in – it could be the stage we are in life, our appearance, our hang out crowd, thoughts of some “spoken words” to us the day before or even in time past.

Somehow, we feel that sense of discouragement and we lose any motivation to get on with the day. We delude ourselves to accept our sad or pathetic realities or even the negative opinions of others about us. We use these as shackles to bound ourselves to stagnancy and retrogression and we keep crying that our lives are dormant.

More often than not, we hold the key that would free us from the prison in which we have caged ourselves out of ignorance. On days like this, you need a set of reminders to again bring to your consciousness who you really are. These reminders are what we call mantras. They are meant to be said repeatedly until they become a part of you.

These mantras are meant to strengthen not only your physical but most importantly your mental health and help you overcome those moments of weakness or crisis. Examples of such mantras include:

  • I am beautiful
  • I am successful
  • I have potentials
  • I am bold and confident
  • I deserve to be loved and respected

And the list can go on and on. Write on that paper those things you desire for yourself because as someone once said, “You’ll be amazed at what you attract after you start believing in what you deserve.”


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