“Monday Mantra” is a weekly feature, where I share an affirmation or quote that resonates with me that I’d like to try following for the upcoming week. Essentially, I’d like to start the week with positive intent, as an effort to keep those good vibes flowing through the week! You can look at past Monday Mantra posts here, and if you’re not sure what affirmations are, I talk about them here.

Okay I don’t know about you, but every one I’ve encountered recently seems to be feeling the effects of Mercury being in retrograde. What’s that mean? Well, you can read about it more in depth here, but essentially a few times a year Mercury “catches up to” Earth in its travels around the sun (Mercury’s orbit is faster than Earth’s orbit), and during those times it appears to be moving backwards. During those backward times, it seems as if all aspects of life can also end up feeling backwards and upside-down, or just downright rough.

I don’t usually believe in the mumbo-jumbo that is retrograde, but this past week I’ve definitely been feeling the struggle in more ways than one from the universe. For that reason, I chose the following affirmation:

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“Monday Mantra” is a weekly feature, where I share an affirmation or quote that resonates with me that I’d like to try following for the upcoming week. Essentially, I’d like to start the week with positive intent, as an effort to keep those good vibes flowing through the week! You can look at past Monday Mantra posts here, and if you’re not sure what affirmations are, I talk about them here.

Anyone get themselves into the situation where they have something they want to start doing, but feel like it needs to be a good note so they set a date or moment for it? Like, “I’ll start eating healthy on Monday“, or “I’ll start focusing on better habits once I’m done with this and that so I can better commit myself”, but then once Monday comes around, you push back starting because you just don’t feel like it?? Same.

I get myself so dang caught up in the end result and things working out in a certain way that I tend to forget about the most important step of any process: just starting. For this reason, I decided on this affirmation for this week:

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In case you missed it, last monday I decided to introduce a feature called “Monday Mantra”, where every Monday I’ll share an affirmation or quote that resonates with me that I’d like to try following for the upcoming week. Essentially, I’d like to start the week with positive intent, as an effort to keep that vibe flowing through the week.

That said, this week’s affirmation was inspired by my current travels:

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I’ve decided to start a new weekly blog feature: Monday Mantra. Every Monday I’ll share an affirmation or quote that resonated with me that I’d like to try following for the upcoming week. I encourage others to join in with me weekly to follow along or to share their own affirmations for the week/month to come!

Before we start:

what are affirmations?

Affirmations are you being in charge of your subconscious thoughts through short, positive, powerful statements. Essentially, your thoughts become your reality. If you’re repeating something positive to yourself that phrase will create imagery in your mind, which will affect you subconsciously, in turn influencing your behavior, then actions, and overall habits.

Have you ever known someone who thinks they’re really unlucky, so they seem to go out of their way to put themselves into situations where bad things can happen, because they assume they’ll already happen?? Kind of like that! Except if negative thoughts can work that way, why not try it with positive?!

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