Monday Musings: 5 Note-To-Self Mantras to Remind Yourself in 2016

Happy New Year! I know I’ve been a little MIA for a few months now but I’m back and I’m back with a positive bang! The past few months have been a pretty testing few months personally and emotionally so with the New Year, it’s the perfect motivation to start a new chapter.

It’s not about finding a new me, but it’s about growing into a better me. I do believe that whatever that had happened the past year needed to happen for their own reasons. As confusing or as heartbreaking as some of those things can be. Change is scary but sometimes it’s necessary, especially for growth.

You can’t be positive all the time and I definitely know how that feels but I do have a choice to make. Sure sometimes those choices aren’t that great but I’m trying. And you just gotta keep trying. So here are 5 mantras-to-self to start in the new year. Maybe you can try them too!

“I Love Me”
The most important relationship you need to have first and foremost is with yourself. Be kind to yourself. I think so many of us have been victims of our own crippling self-doubts and self-bullying and it’s time to stop. In whatever it is we will do in life, whether it’s in our career, family, friends or romance, loving yourself first is more crucial than we think. Without it, your life can be thrown out of balance and you don’t even realise it as the butterfly effect of you not loving yourself can be greater and more rippled than anything else.

“Let Go and Let God”
Know when to hold on and know when to let go cause you can’t control everything. Yes, we have to make things happen for ourselves for what we want to achieve but there is a line of what is beyond your control. It doesn’t even have to be a religious thing. Let God or whatever greater power there is out there lay things out for you when the time is right.

“Patience”
Know that things will be okay. Whatever it is you’re going through, things will take time. It’s not an easy feat to be patient. I know that but patience is key in letting go and letting things fall into place naturally at the right time with the right circumstances.

“I Am Enough”
I remember reading a quote once and it says that “the way you showed up for your life the past year was necessary for your growth”. I can’t stop thinking about that because yes, even though you’ve made mistakes, you still did your best in whatever circumstances you had. You needed to make that decision in order to make room for growth. For you to learn that you are enough and with time you will get to where you want to be as a person.

“What Can I Do Better?”
Learn from it. Think about what you could have done better. I mean really think about it. It doesn’t even have to be wrong, but think about you could have done differently and what you will do better. Things happen for a reason and most of the time it’s for you to learn. I’m still learning and it’s okay. It’s not peachy and dandy all the time but I’m learning. 

Just keep at it and don’t give up. May this coming year be a period of beautiful growth. Let’s do this together shall we?

Be healthy, happy and thankful. Much luck and love. X

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