If you’re a member of the Thriving Artist Circle with Dallas Travers, you might be familiar with her mantra cards.
These cards are a great reminder that we’re not failures, we’re all doing our best, and we can stop beating ourselves up for being #notperfect.
Here are a few of my favorite that I either have hanging up, or have given out to friends in the hopes that they’ll help them out:
Today I allow things to be easy
I forgive myself for ever thinking I’m not good enough.
My nerves show me what matter. I love them. Then I let them go.
I’ve totally got this!
I release all pressure to be confident, perfect, or right.
And then my favorite…
How did I get so damn good looking?!
…and a few other good ones 🙂
A few things to note about these mantras:
-Sometimes they resonate with me a lot. Other times they don’t.
-During the times they don’t, it’s important to realize that they don’t. Trying to force myself to love them doesn’t help, and can even make me resent them.
-If they make me feel good, I use them and repeat them. If they don’t make me feel good, I can think acknowledge this and then let it go. Dwelling on it or beating myself up for not having them work never helps.
My favorite one: Today I allow things to be easy. It helps regardless of whether I’m going to a job I love or going to a job I don’t love.
If any of these resonate with you, feel free to write them down, put them on stickys, and place them in places you’ll see. The really cool thing about these is that the more you see them, the more they become ingrained in your head. And they start to feel pretty freaking good.
And that, my friends, is the whole point.
Let’s go get ’em.
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Thanks for reading, friends.
If you don’t know me – I’m Tony. I live in Chicago. I’m an actor and blogger living right up the street from Wrigley Field.
My blog is here to help others take control and live a more authentically positive life on their terms. Since working with a coach and learning more about personal development, I’ve started sharing my learnings with others. (I have a lot…)
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