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Six Mantras Bringing Positivity to My Life

17th February 2017

6 Mantras Bringing Positivity to My Life |

Be the energy you want to attract!

I love mantras because they tend to combine our values and goals. And by simplifying them into bite-sized chunks they’re easier to remember. Like little markers of positivity.

Roughly speaking, our values help us to make choices. They guide us through the difficult times and give us meaning. They’re so ingrained in our being we usually don’t have to think about them. They may include things like ‘family and friends are more important than work’ and ‘I must always be kind to others.’

Our goals are what we hope to achieve and they provide direction. They could cover anything from starting a business to running a marathon. And I believe they should be flexible, to prevent us from setting our sights too high or too low. In short, our goals stop us aimlessly drifting!

Mantras bring focus and act as a reference point. I like to display them in my office because I find them uplifting. And when I’m busy, they stop me losing sight of the bigger picture. Here are six mantras bringing a little positivity to my life. Do feel free to pin any that resonate on Pinterest!

'Slow Down and Listen to Your Heart'

Slow down and listen to your heart

It’s easy to get swept away by the paths, dreams and goals of others. By taking a moment to slow down we can make space to hear what’s truly in our hearts.

Your differences are your strengths

We all have something unique to bring to the table and I think it’s healthy to celebrate our differences. Never feel that your opinions, values or goals are wrong because they differ to the masses. Life would be boring if we were all the same.

'Pause to Enjoy How Far You've Come'

Pause to enjoy how far you’ve come

Many of us travel through life without stopping to enjoy how far we’ve come. While it feels good to set targets and goals, it is equally important to pause and celebrate successes. Taking a moment to acknowledge achievements makes us feel energised and ready to continue our journey.

Be grateful for everything you have

I think it’s safe to say we’re all striving for happiness and one of the simplest ways to find it, is by being grateful and content in the present moment. Loving and accepting what we have generates feelings of gratitude and joy.

'More Books Less Scrolling'

More books less scrolling

After taking a week offline I experienced the amazing benefits of switching off. Scrolling through news feeds consuming an algorithm biased reality is not how I want to spend my time. Words on paper are like medicine for the mind. And few things are as calming and inspiring as curling up with a good book.

Everything in life comes and goes

When I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed I think about how I’ll feel in the future. Is my current situation something I’ll think about? Have I got through bigger problems? And if this were my last day on earth would I even care? Everything is moving forward and this moment will never be the same again.

Are there any mantras bringing positivity to your life?

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  • Reply fashionforlunch 17th February 2017 at 10:22 am

    I really need to take on board the more books and less scrolling vibe! Im spending too much time checking in for no reason

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 10:39 am

      It’s so easy to do, I always find I reach for my iPad out of habit. Maybe I should stick the mantra to it?! 😉

  • Reply Lazy daisy jones 17th February 2017 at 11:43 am

    I think the one that makes me feel better is ‘your differences are your strengths’ love that will print it out and put it up in my new office xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 11:45 am

      Thank you, Ashley. Have a gorgeous day!

  • Reply Victoria Eales 17th February 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I do love a mantra, especially one I’m saying more often in my head than I’d expected. Even the ‘spark joy’ from the Marie Kondo is something I’ve found really helpful lately.

    Have a fabulous weekend,

    Victoria x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply welovehomebymaxine 17th February 2017 at 1:31 pm

    This is such a lovely post I’m always repeating positive rules in my head to drive msyelf forward, but I very rarely do it to take time out. On my list this year is to read more, and be less on-line (so hard when you’re a blogger) but when I do I feel 1000 times better.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much Maxine. I try to take as much time offline as possible – otherwise, it feels like I never have any time off! I hope you have a gorgeous weekend.

  • Reply susieherself 17th February 2017 at 1:38 pm

    You are my mantra queen!! Seriously you need to do a book or something

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Haha – thanks, Sue!

  • Reply Rachael 17th February 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Love this, i’m definitely trying to bring some more positivity into my life.

    Rachael xx.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Rachael. I’m pleased you found it useful.

  • Reply Geraldine 17th February 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Well said. Love your mantras. I love pinning inspirational quotes like these to my Pinterest board and then reading them again when I have time. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks, Geraldine. Have a gorgeous evening.

  • Reply kathryn 17th February 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Love this and have pinned!! I could live quite happily by all of these mantras xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Kat. Have a lovely evening!

  • Reply Adorngirl 17th February 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Love this post! it’s so true. It’s so get swept up in it all.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th February 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a gorgeous evening!

  • Reply Katie@mummydaddyme 17th February 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I love these Natasha, I am a firm believer in a good, positive Mantra too. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th February 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks, Katie. Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Fritha Strickland 18th February 2017 at 7:50 am

    I love mantras like this, when I did illustration I used to love to illustrate positive quotes. I do really believe they can change your outset on things, doing hypnobirth especially and the affirmations really helped me feel calm and positive xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th February 2017 at 12:26 pm

      That’s so interesting, Fritha. I’d love to see your illustration work!

  • Reply Sofia 18th February 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I love the “everything in life comes and goes”! I say this to myself on darker days to remind myself that brighter times are to come and I also say this to myself on good days to remind myself to be grateful for these moments because they’re not permanent.

    xo, Sofia

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th February 2017 at 12:27 pm

      So true! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard 20th February 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I love all these mantras. It’s so important to have something like this to remind you what’s important. I often like to print them out as artwork and hang them around my house so I’m constantly reminded. The less scrolling one is definitely one that resonates with me. I do find it so hard to disconnect from the net but I feel so better when I do!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 20th February 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks, Stacey. Switching off from the online world can be a constant battle!

  • Reply Lottie | Oyster & Pearl 21st February 2017 at 11:16 am

    I’m with you on the power of positive thinking. And you’re such a positive person in real life too, so it obviously works! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 21st February 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks, Lottie. That’s kind of you!

  • Reply Alice Judge-Talbot 22nd February 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve bookmarked this – as someone else has said, it’s so easy to get caught up in it all. This was a nice reminder to stop and appreciate the world. x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 22nd February 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Alice. I hope you’re having a great week!

  • Reply Alternative Medicine UK 22nd February 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Very interesting article, thank you for sharing and for the inspiration! Most of these mantras have a really good point and we are sure that many people (including us), need to work on a bit on implementing these more into our lives.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 22nd February 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply marmaladepie 27th February 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I really love these mantras! I particularly like ‘Your differences are your strengths’. I spend a lot of time worrying that I’m not likeable, or mainstream enough, so the is definitely one for me to remember! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 28th February 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m pleased you enjoyed the post!

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