‘you are healthy, you are beautiful, you are creative’
the mantra or affirmation or prayer, chant, spell – whatever you want to call it – that i’ve been repeating to myself over the last week & a bit.
it’s been my little trick for maintaining a positive mindset.
nothing too deep, or fancy – just a simple, no frills reminder that i am okay & i will continue to be okay.
‘healthy’ when i feel scared of what’s going on in our communities. or when i’m on my 6th cup of coffee or 2nd bowl of chips & i’m beating myself up over it. or when i’m too tired to go for a run & just want to nap instead.
i’m telling myself that i’m doing my best, i’m healthy, & that’s what really matters.
‘beautiful’ when i’ve been in jammies for days & feel anything but glamourous. or when i look in the mirror & my outgrown pixie cut makes me look like a 12 year old boy. or when i notice a new stress-related breakout on my face.
i’m telling myself that i’m still me, i’m beautiful, & that’s enough.
‘creative’ when all i’ve done all day is watch movies with the dog. or when i sit for a whole afternoon struggling with writer’s block. or when i feel uninspired from being cooped up in the house, without any new experiences to light up my mind.
i’m telling myself that i’m still accomplishing things, i’m creative, & that’s never going to change.
i repeat these words while stirring my coffee, brushing my teeth, walking the dog… basically anytime my mind wanders off & i go down a negative path.
it’s simple, yet effective enough to bring me back to the present moment & it really calms me down.
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