8 Helpful Mantras to Get You through the Semester

Speak these words out loud to yourself. And say them whenever you feel nervous, insecure or down. Mantras and speaking to yourself in a kind and loving way are an important part of mental health and can do wonders for you on bad days.

1. You are the only person who can determine your value.

Many of us get so caught up comparing ourselves to others in this post-happiness social media world. This is just a loud reminder not to let anyone else's opinions affect your self-worth.

2. You are doing a great job, I'm so proud of you!

Give yourself some credit, girl! Many of us take the hard work we do for ourselves for granted when we would've thanked anyone who did something similar for us. Be nice to yourself!

3. Although beauty is of no actual significance, I recognize and appreciate that I am beautiful.

This is one of my favorite powerful statements, continuously saying this helps recondition you from believing that being beautiful holds some sort of merit. Beauty is for yourself and for yourself ONLY. If you want to go the extra mile, do that. But you are enough, and you are gorgeous without any help.

4. My time and I deserve to be valued

Take yourself seriously, sis.

5. I cannot change the obstacle and I can only change the route.

Sometimes life is really unfair, and in those moments this is the best mantra. It helps you remember not to get too upset about things that are outside of your control. You can only change your actions and reactions; act accordingly to others.

6. Perseverance, Self -Preservation and Patience.

Need I say more?

7. My goal for today isn't to impress anyone, only to prioritize mental, spiritual, and physical health.

Going into the day with a clear goal of health already in mind will help your thought process follow suit.

8. You don't need anyone to love you because I love you.

This one is my favorite. Scream this one as loud as you can. Other people are the sprinkles on top of life, you should be fine with the ice cream by itself.



"We live in a society of an imposed forgetfulness, a society that depends on public amnesia." ~ Angela Davis