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Weekly Mantra

Monday Mantra: Let Go of Worry

If you were to open my notes app on my iPhone you’d find: mantras, affirmations, grocery lists—and more mantras. When scrolling the many mantras recently I noticed that “let go” showed up in over 5 of the ones I’d had written in the last week.

So, as mindful work goes, I knew I had to pay attention to it…and I knew it had to be front and center for this week’s mantra. But before I could write about it, I had to figure out a few things.

Monday Mantra: I Don’t Suck

What if when we started something our first instinct wasn’t to doubt it? What if we could have a thought, an idea, or a dream and instead of making a list of all the reasons why we shouldn’t try it, all we saw were possibilities and positive outcomes?

Monday Mantra: The Mid-February Call to be Gentle

This was a great weekend. I got a lot done and enjoyed down time. But one thing I didn’t do (which I almost always do on the weekends) was write. I knew what I needed was a break—and instead of pushing through and writing because “I should,”  I took the time to do internal work and simply enjoy my Sunday in all the ways my presence was telling me I needed.

Turns out, this is quite the late-February pattern of mine. As I looked back at posts I wrote this time last year—and the year before—I found that both highlighted the same need. A break. A reminder to be gentle with myself. Permission to not be perfect.

So, here’s last year’s reminder to be gentle. I hope you can give yourself a break at some point this week, too.

Monday Mantra: My Insecurities Set Me Free

It’s not often you read insecurity and free in the same sentence. With one, doesn’t usually come the other. Or so, we thought.

Lately I’ve been working on a “let it out” practice. It’s simple: if a thought or insecurity is stuck in a loop in my head, no matter how embarrassing, scary, or uncomfortable it makes me feel, I tell someone about it.

Monday Mantra: Uncover Your Truth

Earlier this month I shared with you the lessons I’m committing to this year. One of them was to speak my truth.

It’s something that gets said a lot in motivational speeches, conversations on mindfulness, and in inspirational quotes on Instagram and though true—it can be vague. This week’s mantra breaks down how to uncover—and then honor—your truth.

Monday Mantra: Focus on What’s In Front of You

When it comes to big life events: a move, a marriage, welcoming a new baby, it’s normal to focus on the big picture. And even in our day to day lives, it’s more common than not to have our focus 10 steps ahead of where we actually are in our situations.

Some call it future tripping. Some call it planning. There’s a place for it. But it can also leave you feeling overwhelmed and unfocused.