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More Mantras That Might Resonate With You

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This week we talked about creating mantras that we need. Today, I’m sharing other examples of mantras. Mantras can come in all shapes and sizes. They can be a single word or a single sentence. They can speak to all sorts of subjects. Again, it depends on what you need—whatever brings you comfort and calm, whatever inspires you, whatever serves as a powerful reminder.

  • Asking for help doesn’t make me less than. It just makes me human.
  • Self-care is really family care because everyone benefits when I meet my needs. Because when my needs are met, I have more to give my loved ones.
  • Living in regret only steals from today. Refocus on right now. Refocus on right now.
  • My breath—thereby calm, connection, peace—is always available to me. I can access it at any time.
  • I don’t need to hold on so tightly. I can let go—even for just a bit. And that’s when I can really savor.
  • I’ll engage in activities I love. I’ll move my body in ways that are fun for me. I’ll nourish my body with yummy, nutrient-filled foods. And my body will do what it does and look how it looks. I don’t need to monitor it. I don’t need to obsess.
  • I deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. I don’t need to earn it.
  • I can say no, even if I’m saying no because I want to relax and unwind, and sit on the couch, and veg out. This, too, is valid. This, too, is a “productive” use of my time.
  • It’s OK to be angry, to be sad, to be anxious, to be afraid, to be whatever I am. It’s OK. It’s OK to feel this regardless of what I “should” be feeling.
  • I don’t need to play along and pretend. I can speak up. I can speak my truth. Everyone has a voice. I, too, deserve to use mine.
  • I can grieve this for as long as I need. And I can learn from it when I’m ready.
  • I can savor this moment, exactly as it is. Exactly as it is.
  • When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I can look up at the sky, and feel some comfort.
  • I don’t have to apologize for my body. Ever.
  • Breathe. Just breathe.
  • I have permission to be who I am—even if and especially because I give myself this permission.
  • Boundaries are compassionate—both to me and to the other person.
  • There is no place for frantic or hustle or busy in my days, in my life.
  • That diet or meal plan may work for them. It doesn’t work for me.
  • I am no longer chasing thinness. I am no longer chasing anything. Instead, I’m savoring. I’m doing. I’m dreaming about what actually supports me.

Do you have a favorite mantra? What does it really mean to you? 

More Mantras That Might Resonate With You

Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips to better their lives, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.

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Tartakovsky, M. (2016). More Mantras That Might Resonate With You. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 31, 2020, from


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