Daily Mantras for Self-Care
Self-care is one of the most important aspects of physical and mental health, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. One of the best ways to practice self-care is with mantras. Mantras can be words, phrases, or sentences that focus your thoughts, relieve stress, or lift your mood.
You can include them in a daily meditation, or you can repeat them to yourself as you face obstacles throughout your day. As you repeat your mantra, you’ll start to truly believe it and embody it. Here are six daily mantras that you can add to your self-care practice:
I love myself.
Accepting and loving yourself can sometimes be difficult, but it’s an important step toward positive mental and spiritual health. Loving yourself the way you love your friends and family will help you realize that you deserve happiness just as much as they do. As you repeat this mantra, remind yourself of all your positive qualities, and remember that you’re unique.
I am worthy of things that bring me joy.
We often deprive ourselves of good things or feel guilty for indulging in what we love. It’s okay to want the best for yourself and to seek out what brings you joy. Whether it’s spending time with a good friend, sleeping in late, buying something nice for yourself, or anything else, you deserve the things that make you happy.
I deserve to take care of my mind and body.
If you’re constantly stressed about work, school, or family obligations, you might neglect your physical and mental health. However, even amidst all the stress, you deserve to treat your mind and body well.
I am important.
You are just as important as anyone else, and you deserve to treat yourself like you’re important. Your health and happiness matter, and your needs are valid. It’s easy to prioritize everyone and everything else above yourself, but this mantra will remind you that you’re important too.
I choose to be positive.
The stress and struggles that come your way might be out of your control, but your attitude isn’t. You can choose to be positive and to focus on the good things in your life. Remind yourself that positive self-talk is powerful and effective, and you can choose to focus on uplifting thoughts.
I am strong.
You have made it through every obstacle in your life so far, and you’ll continue to make it through. Even when you don’t feel strong, remind yourself of your strength. Sometimes, being strong involves practicing self-care, which helps you become healthy and focused enough to tackle whatever comes your way.
It’s best to choose one mantra at a time and focus on it for at least a week. Everyone has different values and priorities, so some mantras might not benefit you as much as others. Once you’ve tried out a few mantras, you’ll find one that really speaks to you. A good mantra helps you focus on the positive, but it also has the power to influence your actions. Your mantra should help you accept yourself, take care of yourself, and make positive choices that benefit your life.
If you’re questioning whether or not what you’re dealing with is stress, there’s a good chance that’s what it is. However, if you’re still not sure, there are several different signs that’ll help you confirm it. Look out for these emotional and physical symptoms to show up in your daily life.
Symptoms You May Experience
First of all, you‘ll want to take into account any emotional symptoms you have. Many of these resemble those of depression. These include moodiness, restlessness, and a feeling of being overwhelmed and completely out of control. Stress also manifests itself in feelings of loneliness and worthlessness that simply won’t go away. Besides these, a strong desire to avoid the company of others and difficulty focusing on tasks are present. You may also have suicidal thoughts, experience more anxiety than you normally would, and feel a lot of guilt.
If you’ve been getting a lot of headaches lately, stress could very well be the culprit. Insomnia and disruptive dreams go hand in hand with this condition, as well. Ringing in the ears, incredibly low energy, and uncomfortable chest pain are all undesirable symptoms of stress. Forgetfulness, an increased or decreased appetite, stomach problems, constipation, and nausea are also quite common. If you find that you’re experiencing several of these on a regular basis, your assumption that it’s stress is quite plausible.
Signs You Might See
As for the symptoms that are visible to the naked eye, there are a few that you’ll want to be paying close attention to, in order to help you figure out just what’s going on with you. You should be on the lookout for panic attacks that often manifest themselves through trembling lips, shaking hands, frequent blushing, or some sweating. You may also experience a dry mouth, sweaty hands, or any kind of sudden muscle spasm. Aside from these, you might break out in hives and get unexplained rashes or itchiness. A clenched jaw and grinding teeth will also let you know that something’s not right. These are all signs that you won’t be able to miss easily. If you were wondering all this time what’s behind them, now you have a better idea of what it could be.
Initially, recognizing the signs of stress might not be the most comforting thing. However, it’s important that you know what you’re dealing with in order to find the best way to treat it. As horrible as stress is, there’s one positive element to it. It’s easy to spot when you’re not looking for it, and this means it’ll be easy to treat, as well.
How is everyone this morning? I am having my IV therapy today. It helps my body stay hydrated and gives it the needed salt. After that I have the back program. I will be talking about it in my blog. It is a program that in a way teaches you to tune down your pain. I am skeptical about how it expands to everyone, because each of us is different our bodies, our brains and our illnesses.
So I know I haven’t posted in a while and I am sorry real life took over. My studies transformed into something else. Real life! My son has autism and I had to put him first he is going though some things right now. He was on Risperdal for a number of years, after he was taken off of it he developed TD which is short for tardive dyskinesia. It is a movement illness that your arms, hands, mouth will just keep moving. It is very emotionally tiring for him.
My studies and my business is in a period of transformation. I am becoming more of a life, career, relationship coach. I am studying hypnosis in order to develop meditations that my clients can use daily for motivation and healing. I find that exciting!!! I am studying business coaching for I will help other holistic businesses get where they need to be.
There will be new correspondence lessons and one on one programs. The site is changing. I don’t know about the name just yet. Just in the process.
I will be posting about life, health sharing stories, pets (my furbabies), book reviews, maybe have some guest posts. I hope to make it an interesting read for everyone.