Change Your Mantra, Change Your Life


It’s part of human nature to talk to ourselves. The key is to discover what we are saying and figuring out if the message is right. When we change from a negative message to an empowering one, we can alter the course of our lives. For me, I know I’m going to talk to myself, the question is: What am I saying?

Becoming mindful of the messages we rehearse allows us to modify them. Adopting a new mantra empowers transformation as we internalize a new life script. Here’s how it works. Let’s say you regularly tell yourself that you’re stuck or that you don’t know what to do next. On the surface this may look like discouragement and worry. Underneath it is an internal script made up of messages replaying in your mind and heart that shape how you think about yourself and how you respond to your situation.

Your Mantra Keeps You Positive and Strong

Do you buy new outfits to change your look as the seasons change? Do you change your mantra just as often as you can? If not, it may be time to. That’s because the same mantra doesn’t always work for us, year after year. If your well-being or path towards change is feeling stagnant or slow, it may be time to change things up. Ask yourself these questions to see if it’s time for a change:

1. Am I happy?
2. How is my health?
3. Am I using my creative energy?
4. Do I have a good life?
5. Do I enjoy the company of others?
6. Do I pay my bills on time?
7. Do I have a savings account, and do I put money into it regularly?
8. Do I like my job?
9. Do I have good friends who treat me as well as I treat them?
10. Do I have a Plan B?
11. Do I have a strong sense of self?

11 is the Number of Enlightenment

You should ask yourself these 11 questions because 11 is the number of enlightenment. If you’ve answered “no” to any of these questions, you are not working toward your highest good and it’s definitely time to change your mantra. Mantras are a sound that you can say out loud or in your mind to bring a sense of peace and joy to your life. It is also possible and a good idea to have positive affirmations that can be used as mantras to deal with special needs that occur at different times.

Some of My Favorite Mantras

One of my favorite mantras is from the lovely Tim Gunn. He says, “Make It Work.” This can be used when frustrated and, in a mood, where you are feeling like there is no way to get it done.

“I am bigger then my problems” is another mantra that lets you release negative thoughts about situations and allows you to find peace of mind so that you can accomplish your task.

“Today I will live in the moment” helps you take it one day at a time to develop what is needed to stay focused.

“Challenges and hurdles allow me to rise to my highest self” means that you are ready to take on a good challenge.

“I give as good as I get” makes you think about whether you give freely or with condition. This mantra rings in karmic energy.

“I will have ‘me’ time today.” How often do you really take time for yourself? Life moves so quickly that we often find ourselves too tired to do anything other than the daily grind.

Positive and Strong

If used properly, mantras work throughout our lives to keep us positive and strong. Mantras are the keys that unlock worry, ease the mind and release more mental energy. When we commit to taking care of ourselves on all levels (mind, body, and spirit), we find that we can run like a finely tuned machine.


  1. The discussion on evolving mantras to suit different phases of life is thought-provoking. It’s a reminder that our psychological tools should adapt as we grow and encounter new challenges.

  2. What an enlightening piece! The concept of using mantras to reshape our internal dialogue and influence our lives is both powerful and practical. The author’s selection of favorite mantras provides a diverse toolkit for different situations, promoting resilience, mindfulness, and self-compassion. The emphasis on asking ourselves critical questions to assess our well-being underscores the importance of regular self-reflection. This article serves as a valuable guide for anyone looking to enhance their mental and emotional well-being. Well done!

  3. This article profoundly captures the essence of self-awareness and the transformative power of positive self-talk. The analogy of changing our mantras as frequently as we change outfits is thought-provoking and a testament to the dynamic nature of personal growth. The 11 questions posed are an excellent self-assessment tool, encouraging introspection and mindful living. Adopting new mantras can indeed lead to enlightenment and a more fulfilling life. A truly inspiring read!

  4. The idea of using mantras to shift our internal dialogue is quite compelling. I appreciate the author’s detailed approach to mindfulness and the practical suggestions provided.

  5. It’s ironic how people think that repeating a few words can magically fix their problems. While mantras might help with mindset, they are far from a comprehensive solution for life’s complex challenges.

  6. Sure, just change your mantra and watch your life turn around. Next thing you know, I’ll be reciting ‘abracadabra’ to get rich! But hey, if it works for some, who am I to judge? 😂

  7. Honestly, this feels a bit superficial. Changing your life just by repeating some phrases? If only it were that simple. True change requires more than mantras; it requires action and dedication.

  8. I must say, this article is quite insightful. The idea of using mantras to shift one’s mindset is intriguing and potentially transformative. It’s a practical guide to self-improvement that many could benefit from.

  9. The emphasis on positive affirmations and mantras to enhance mental resilience resonates with me. It appears that structured self-talk can indeed promote significant personal growth.

  10. I find the connection between personal well-being and regularly updating mantras fascinating. The list of questions to evaluate one’s life is a useful tool for self-reflection.

  11. This article’s approach to self-improvement through mantras is interesting. It offers practical steps to becoming more aware of the internal messages we internalize and the potential impact on our lives.

  12. The article provides a good overview of the impact of self-talk on personal well-being. However, it’s important to note that mantras are deeply rooted in spiritual traditions, and their efficacy might vary based on one’s belief system.


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