“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.

 

Yesterday was my birthday (wooo 27!). I had planned an important post talking about growth that I wanted to set the tone for the year (rather than week) in relation to starting a “fresh” and “new” me, but for some reason I just couldn’t find the proper words; every quote just seemed wrong, and nothing responded with me emotionally. I wanted to talk about how some people don’t grow, only age, and how I felt like I was at a good place with myself, but there was just nothing there when I put fingers to keyboard. I even tried my usual go-to: pen to paper! Nada.

I got myself so stressed out that I actually had a full on meltdown. Not even a whole day into being 27 years old and I was ready to lay down on the floor, write the year off, and skip ahead to 28. I don’t like missing posts, but after staying up late (like, late late) and still not finding the words, I decided to sleep on it. I figured the right mantra to set the tone for my next year would come to me, I just had to chill out and take a step back. Then this morning, it did.

Here’s what I chose for 27:

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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!

I talked about it last week, but I hope everyone is hanging in there through Mercury’s retrograde! This past week’s gloomy weather has really put me on a mental rollercoaster. Does anyone else find themselves super struggling with seasonal depression-type effects after a few days (or a week in my case) of complete bummers-ville weather? Sorry my post calendar was all mangled but it got to the point where I could barely get myself moving, let alone writing!

Despite all the gloom trouble, on Tuesday this past week when I went to snag the subway, I managed to find a student weekly trans pass on the ground, which meant I basically got to ride the subway for free for 5 days (until Saturday)! Not only that, when I left work last night on the one day I would’ve had to pay for my ride, a woman gave me her pass because she was done with it. A week of free rides!!

I started thinking about how lucky I’d been… which troubled me a bit, because that’s not a concept I really believe in. For that reason, I chose this as my Monday mantra:

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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.

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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