For most of my life, I never used to be one of those people who had a mantra or repeated imperatives or posted affirmations all over my room. For a couple of years, I actually despised all of those kinds of sayings (s/o to a boy of course).
It was in a period of peak happiness that I decided it wasn’t weak or “basic” to have a mantra that I focused on daily, but it was something that could make me stronger.
Thanks to technology, I have a daily reminder that notifies me each night.
You’re stronger than you think.
It lifts my mood when I’m down and reminds me of my own strength when I’m in a good place. It reminds me that no matter what, I have my strength. I can endure whatever is happening in my life at the moment.
For the longest time, I was hyperfocused on being strong always. But the strength I was so focused on was one that was portrayed on the outside, not the inside. Like many people, I’ve endured hardships in my life. I’ve lost important people, felt heartbreak, and learned how to grow. Thanks to some influential people in my life, I learned that I do have strength. It’s inside myself.
Being strong doesn’t mean I’m always able to pick myself out of bed on a hard day or face someone who believes in everything I’m against, it’s the simple ability to believe in the power of yourself. Or at least that’s what it means to me.
YOU are stronger than you think. No matter what. When you find yourself crumpled on the ground or if you’ve received an award, promotion, recognition for your hard work, remember that you have a strength inside of you. You can do whatever you want. Stay on that ground, win more awards. At the end of the day, find the power within yourself to get up and do it all again.
What are some of your favorite sayings or mantras? Put them in your phone and remind yourself daily.