A good mantra goes a long way.

They work well for meditation, or just as reminders we can repeat to ourselves when we want to focus, or when life gets hard.

I frequently finding myself turning to mantras when I feel overwhelmed, stressed, or unmotivated. And, lately, I’ve also been hearing from some folks about difficult life changes and situations that are causing them to struggle in a range of ways.

No matter what challenges you may be dealing with, here are some mantras that might be helpful to get you through to the other side:

  1. One day at a time.
  2. Small changes lead to big results.
  3. Success is inevitable.
  4. I am capable.
  5. Time brings clarity.
  6. Leaps are necessary.
  7. I don’t have to understand (everything) / (now).
  8. Slow and steady.
  9. Do the next best thing.
  10. Challenges can teach.
  11. I welcome what the world wants me to learn.
  12. I can do hard things.
  13. I have choices.
  14. Time is abundant.
  15. Life is change.
  16. I’m okay.

And just in case you’re overwhelmed with a lot of good things right now, here is a favorite mantra for that as well:

Saying no to the good allows me to say yes to the really great.

If any of these mantras are a good fit for you, I recommend putting it in a place where you will see it often. (My favorite spots are my white boards and my planner.) I also frequently switch out mantras when I need a boost — and because life is always changing and throwing us new curve balls.

To think on: 

  • Which of these mantras works for you right now?
  • What other mantras are your favorites?