Daily Mantras

Daily Mantras

I love keywords. I love quotes and famous sayings. I think having a short phrase that stands out in our mind can help keep us grounded in our often hectic day.  Clients have told me how helpful it can be to select a quote or “mantra” and repeat it over and over throughout the day to help lesson anxiety, or remind themselves how far they have come, or that things will get better.

In lieu of an actual article I’m going to give you selection of quotes to live by. So here are some of my favorites…..


On Anxiety and Worry

“If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got…. So make a change!”

“Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change things. All it does is steal your joy and keep you busy doing nothing.”

“Its not the future that your afraid of. Its repeating that past that makes you anxious.”

“Over thinking ruins you. It ruins the situation, twists things around, makes you worry and just makes everything much worse than it actually is.”

“The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times. Thats a daily reminder from God to live everyday being fearless.”


On Self Esteem/Improvement


“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you have been all along.” Rae Smith

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” Anna Quindlen

“Everyday is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again.”

“Every time you subtract a negative from your life you make room for a positive.”

“Every Accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

“So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” Marilyn Monroe

“Before you speak THINK. T- is it True? H- is it Helpful? I – Is it Inspiring? N- Is it Necessary? K- Is it Kind?”

“We must love ourselves. Without feelings of self-love, the love we feel for others is counterfeit.” Betty Eddie

“We have the choice to become positive or negative simply with by thinking positive thought and speaking positive words.” Betty Eadie


On Grief

“Often its the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self…”

“Tears are our bodies way of cleansing our soul.”

“Grief is Not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity. It is the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve” Earl Grollman


On Relationships


“No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn’t bring you what you want it taught you what you don’t want.”

“Sometimes you just have to accept that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.”

“I think its very healthy to spend time along. You need to know how to be along and not be defined by another person.” Oscar Wilde

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

“Marriage is not a noun. Its a verb. It isn’t something you get. Its something you do. Its the way you love your partner every day.”

“Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and truth.” C.S. Lewis

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


On God, Faith and Spirituality


“Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.”

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” C.S. Lewis

“Because someone we love is in heaven… there’s a little bit of heaven in our home.”

“God Sometime takes us into troubled waters not to drown us to to cleanse us.”

“Developing Faith is like planting seeds, even if some of the seeds fall by the wayside, we will still receive some harvest. Any act of faith will bless us.” Betty Eadie




“What we think, we become.” Buddha

“Kill them with kindness.”

“Live well, Laugh often, Love much.”

“Autism: Its not a processing error. Its a different operating system.”

“Promote what you love, instead of bashing what you hate.”

“Collect moments not things.”

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