Morning mantras are a powerful way to shift your mindset and set the tone for your day. While you can use mantras any time, incorporating a mantra into your morning before the hustle and bustle of the day sets in will help tune your mind to the frequency you desire, as opposed to being at the whim of whatever comes your way.
Our brains are just like a light switch. When we’re “off” we don’t see much . . . but when we’re “on” we see everything: the positivity, possibilities, potential, and perspective. Every so often, we need a tool to help us harness our “on” power for better focus and enhanced internal connection.
Mantras – in addition to meditation and conscious breathing – are ways to internalize and harness your positive consciousness . . . your true nature!
A mantra is a word or sound meant to be chanted aloud or repeated silently in order to enhance concentration in meditation. Mantras are a positive point of concentration that allow us to be truly present, silencing the noise in our lives and allowing us to be present.
Using mantras in the morning sets a tone for how you’ll view and respond to the world throughout the day. Morning mantras set a positive intention for where your focus and energy should be, empowering you to maintain that mindset throughout the day. Mantras are also a great tool for your meditation practice, especially if you’re just starting out.
New to meditation, or wanting to begin a meditation practice? Read these 6 Simple Steps to Begin a Regular Meditation Practice
These 5 Morning Mantras Will Empower You and Set a Positive Tone for the Day:
Read the mantras below, try them throughout the week, and see which resonates with you. Or, review the list and decide which morning mantra best serves your needs in the moment.
1. “I Am Grounded”
Ever experienced the Sunday scaries – that feeling of stress and dread when you realize tomorrow is Monday and start thinking about all the things you have to get done? We’ve all had a similar feeling of stress upon waking, whether it’s from the day’s looming to-do list, high-pressure work deadlines, or our own inner anxiety.
Regardless of the cause, if you wake up feeling a bit frazzled or ungrounded, take a few minutes to breathe deeply and repeat this morning mantra.
Need to boost the effect? Do this while standing barefoot on the ground (for physical grounding) or repeat this mantra to yourself in the mirror.
2. “I Am Capable and Confident”
By chanting “I am capable and confident,” you are defining your ability to handle any situation that comes your way. You are reminding yourself that you are capable of facing any challenge, and perhaps this mantra even causes you to reflect on how you’ve proven that to yourself in the past.
Notice how this empowering mantra makes you feel. As you repeat it, envision the ways that you are powerful. Envision the areas in your life where you feel most confident.
Use this morning mantra when you need to bring your A-game before a meeting, job interview, presentation, or an exam. This is the perfect mantra for when you need to tap into your strength, your power, and your confidence.
Need to boost the effect? Take five minutes to journal about a few of your favorite attributes that remind you of your power and make you feel confident.
3. “I Love Myself Unconditionally”
This is always a great mantra to start your day – and repeat throughout. I love is a mantra that activates and balances your Heart Chakra.
Every time you exhale, bring your awareness to your heart center and envision it filling with emerald green light (the color associated with the Heart Chakra).
Use this mantra if you are feeling down, unloved, lonely or afraid. If you notice yourself having judgmental or critical thoughts, use this mantra. It’s perfect for times when you need to cultivate more self-love and self-compassion.
4. “I Am Bigger Than My Current Challenges”
We all face challenges in our daily life. The point isn’t to deny or avoid these challenges, but instead to reframe your perspective on the current challenge. Just like mistakes you’ve made in the past, you are not defined by your challenges. You are defined by how you choose to respond to them!
So if you are dealing with a current challenge in your life, use this morning mantra to anchor you in the awareness that this too shall pass and that you and everything that makes you, you is bigger and more powerful than any current challenges coming your way.
5. “I Am Grateful”
Gratitude is the gateway to abundance in all forms. When we focus on all that we have to be grateful for, it helps us recognize all the good that is in our lives. It also helps keep our focus on the positive so we can attract more of that goodness into our lives.
When we remain grounded in gratitude, it’s a powerful way to maintain a strong mindset throughout the day.
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Chant Mantras for Meditation and to Set Powerful Intentions for a Beautiful Day
Chanting a morning mantra is an easy yet powerful way to invoke positivity and set an intention for a beautiful day. You have the power to control your thoughts and create your reality.
Empower yourself and your day by choosing mantras that align with your needs and intention. You’ll notice a positive shift in your mood, mind state, and entire day.
Do you have any mantras that you use in the morning to give you a better day? We would love to hear them! Please share in the comments below – we love hearing from you!
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