“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:
I don’t think luck exists, I think people create their own. If you disagree, that’s totally fine, but hear me out here. I’ve actually found a lot of working trans passes on the ground while I’ve lived in Philadelphia, and though some may think I’m lucky, I think it’s just that I’m paying attention. Much to my boyfriend’s dismay, I’m almost always stopping to check out stuff that’s on the ground, but it’s resulted in me finding a bunch of rad stuff, including money! I also think positive energy attracts positive energy, and that woman clearly was feeling generous and happy if she was willing to share! 🙂
Have you ever known anyone who felt like they were an “unlucky” person, so it seemed like they were going out of their way to put themselves into crappy, “unlucky” situations, because they already assumed the worst would happen? And then it usually did? That’s literally someone creating their luck, just the bad kind!
This coming week, I’m going to do the opposite, and just put out good energy that things are going to happen, trying to chase situations with a positive mindset. I think if I have a positive attitude, good things will come to me!!
What affirmations are you going to focus on this week?
Share them in the comments!