‘Life is uncertain. Life is beautiful. Accept where you are. Be proud. But most of all be kind. Always be kind to yourself, fellow humans, the planet and all the animals. You have one body. We have one Earth. Show respect, kindness and courage. Life may be uncertain, but we all got a chance of making something beautiful out of it. Be bold, take the chance.’
I believe it’s the small things that matter in life. The things we do every day, the things we might not even think we’re doing all day, every day. Like thinking. All the necessary thoughts such as ‘where did I put my car keys?’ and ‘today is going to be a good day’, as well as unnecessary thoughts such as ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘this won’t work out’. Random thoughts like these run through our complicated minds each and every day.
Thoughts have a massive impact over us. They affect our feelings and behaviours, as well as our everyday life, although we like it or not. I strongly believe that if we manage to change, or control, the negative thoughts we have about ourselves we can truly change our lives.
Controlling thoughts is, however, easier said than done. It takes consistent action, and awareness. At first we have to become aware of our thoughts and how they actually affect us, then, we can start our journey towards change. It all starts with being aware. Are you aware?
Which life mantras are then the most important ones in order to find more happiness, peace and success in life? Of course these may vary from person to person, but I like to think that there are certain thought patterns and life mantras that in the end will have a big impact on our overall wellbeing.
So simply start by becoming aware. Listen to your thoughts, and let yourself become the watcher of your thoughts.
4 Life Mantras To Live By
Release the control, surrender to the flow
One way of finding true happiness and peace is to accept the present moment, simply as it is. When all is said and done, and there is nothing more you can do; just let go, and go with the flow. Resisting only creates more struggle and frustration within you. Allow things to unfold as they are. Accept what is. Accept this present moment. However, one thing you never should let go of is your trust in the future. Never lose your hope. Things will work out, eventually. You don’t always have to know how, just trust that it will.
Worrying about something you can’t change or do will only attract more negativity and sadness into your life. We all have goals and dreams that we’re striving towards, some of us even visualise how we want our future to look like. But sometimes life throws things at us that are beyond our control, and we need to accept that. We can’t control everything, but we can control how we react to the things happening around us. With that said, never ever give up on your dreams and goals, but remember to accept where you are at this very moment. Be grateful for all of your achievements; be grateful for being alive, for your heart pumping blood. Be grateful. Let go of the things you cannot control, and go with the flow.
Don’t compare yourself to others
‘Comparison is the fastest way to take all the fun out of life.’
– Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass.
When you start to compare yourself to others you fail to look after your own uniqueness, you neglect the world from having you. You have so much potential within you; everything from your experiences, your thoughts, your knowledge, your achievements, and your personality to the way you talk, listen, and laugh – All of this creates you.
Make yourself a huge favour and stop comparing yourself to others. You have something special to offer, something no one else has. Don’t let that go. Don’t let your true Self disappear in a world that needs you. Focus on yourself. Most importantly, enjoy what you’re doing. If you’re satisfied with what you have created, then all is well. Always please yourself. In order to become successful I think we have to let go of the opinions of others, and start listening to our own opinions. The only one you’ll have to impress is yourself. Simply amaze yourself.
Kindness starts with you. It starts from within; be kind to yourself. Respect and forgive yourself, for all that you are and for all that you have done. Feelings such as self-criticism and guilt are nothing but unhealthy and useless, and will only take you further down the self-pity road. Stop it, now. Get over yourself already. The world is full of mistakes. We are humans, making mistakes is part of life. It’s how we learn. It’s how we grow. Strive to do your best, no matter what.
And while you’re busy loving yourself, love and respect the people around you. Don’t be afraid to express your emotions, to give love and to show kindness. Kindness is powerful, amazingly so. Perform random acts of kindness, each and every day, to yourself and others. We can create a kinder world; we just have to start with ourselves, and start giving more to others. Kindness spreads like wildfire. Nurture it, and watch it grow.
Believe in yourself
‘Believe you can, and your half way there.’ ‘Be confident.’ ‘Be bold.’ ‘Trust your intuition.’ We all seen or heard these quotes. They sound so simple, uncomplicated. But trust me, sometimes they make me want to puke. However, maybe it’s just as easy. Maybe we just have to believe in ourselves. Because if we don’t believe in ourselves, who will?
If you’re not confident – fake it. Fake it until you damn make it. I bet there are bunches of confident people out there that aren’t as confident as they pretend to be. They’re just good at faking it. Or then they’ve been faking it for such a long time that, at this point, they’ve transformed into confident beings. Being confident isn’t the same as being cocky. Being confident truly means that you believe you can. Being confident means that you know your worth. And let’s be honest – we all deserve to be the queen or king of our own magnificent kingdom. A kingdom where there are plenty of room for growth, mistakes, ups & downs, self-acceptance, love and magic. During this precious time on Earth we deserve to be truly happy. You deserve to be you. You owe it to yourself and to the world.