13 mantras to boost your self-worth

I’m the worst at negative self-talk, or rather I should say I was the worst. For most of my life the voice in my head was a very negative one, giving a constant commentary on everything that I was doing wrong. It would put me down at every opportunity.

The problem with negative self-talk is that over time, we actually believe the things we hear, even if they aren’t true. Tell yourself you’re useless enough and soon enough ou will truly believe it.

When I started to support myself, and try to find a way out of the depression, anxiety and dark place I was residing, I knew I needed to find something to replace the negative self-talk with.

That’s where these mantra’s came in. A mantra  is a sound, word, or sentence used in repetition that aids in concentration or meditation. It lulls the overactive mind, and helps the user focus on one particular chosen thought or idea at a time.

Mantras can help us use our thoughts for positive gain – literally they can help turn our thoughts into reality.

Choosing some positive mantras to focus on, to repeat to myself instead of the stream of negative thoughts, let me turn the way I viewed myself around. Yes, at first it was hard. I wrote mantras out and stuck them around the house where I would see them. When I saw one, I had to say it out loud – many were stuck to mirrors so I’d look myself in the mirror whilst I spoke the mantra out loud.

I felt kind of stupid at first. And very self conscious. But slowly, over time it became less awkward and made me more present with myself. I found myself repeating these mantras to myself in the day, even when I couldn’t see them written down – little by little they began to replace the negative thoughts.

Here are the mantras I used when I was at my lowest, choose the ones that resonate with you or write your own.

I am grateful

I feel beautiful, I am beautiful

I accept myself for who I am

I am free to be myself

I choose to radiate happiness and love

I welcome positivity into my life.

I am free to be myself
I am whole, healthy, and strong

I can create the life I wish for.

I give thanks for my body.

I am worthy of love and respect.
I choose to focus on the bright side of all situations
I deserve happiness

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