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Six uplifting reminders to motivate and inspire

I love inspiring words, phrases, quotes, mantras and affirmations. Words are powerful. They can inspire, motivate and keep us on track, especially when we have dreams and goals we’re trying to reach, for example, I love the phrase, ‘one day at a time.’ It stops me feeling overwhelmed and encourages me to enjoy the present moment just as it is. I also love ‘more books, less scrolling’ for obvious reasons!

Today I’m sharing six positive and uplifting reminders I’ve created to support my life and work. They help me to remain focused, trust my instincts and value where I am in my life right now. As with everything I share here, please feel free to take any ideas that resonate with you.

‘You can start your day at any time.’

~ We can reset, refocus and restart as many times as we need to, riding the ebbs and flows of the day.

‘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’re better able to hear what’s truly in our hearts.

‘Your differences are your strengths.’

~ Be brave enough to walk the path and live the life you want to live.

‘Pause to enjoy how far you’ve come.’

~ Stop to enjoy the view and celebrate how far you’ve come; it will prepare you for the next stage on your journey.

‘Be grateful for everything you have.’

~ An attitude of gratitude makes life feel better; it generates feelings of happiness, contentment and joy.

‘Everything in life comes and goes.’

~ Everything in life is growing and evolving, and this moment will never be the same again.

Further reading

How to create positive and inspiring affirmations
Identify your passions and do more of what you love
Exploring how to maintain a positive mindset

Reminders to motivate and inspire

If you have any phrases you use to motivate and inspire, please feel free to share them in the comments. Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day. Until next time, I’ll see you over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

34 Comments

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

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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

      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?! ;)

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Thank you, Ashley. Have a gorgeous day!

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

    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
    FlorenceandMary.com

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

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

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

    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.

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      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.

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

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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Haha – thanks, Sue!

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

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

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

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

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Geraldine. Have a gorgeous evening.

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

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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Kat. Have a lovely evening!

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

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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 17th February 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a gorgeous evening!

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

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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 19th February 2017 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Katie. Have a lovely day!

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 19th February 2017 at 12:26 pm - Reply

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

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 19th February 2017 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      So true! Thanks for stopping by.

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

    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!

    • Natasha
      Natasha 20th February 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

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

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 21st February 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Lottie. That’s kind of you!

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 22nd February 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

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

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

    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.

    • Natasha
      Natasha 22nd February 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by!

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

    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

    • Natasha
      Natasha 28th February 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

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

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