November 8, 2017 Living Well 7 Mantras to Start your Day Today’s post is written by contributor Chelsea Becker, a San Diego native, living and writing in San Francisco. Follow her on Instagram & Pinterest. Camille Styles Starting your day off on the right foot is a sure-fire way to guarantee at least a little productivity and a whole lot of positivity. Along with having a filling, nutritious breakfast, another thing you can do is find a few mantras that will not only help you feel like you’re ready to seize the day, but like anything is possible. And that your actions will make a difference! I’ve put together seven—one for each day of the week. I am enough This is a big one. Sure, it’s only three little words, but it packs a big punch as far as self-confidence goes. Reminding yourself of your value and abilities, especially if you’re having a tough time at work or feeling unsure about your career path, is crucial. I like to recite this mantra on Mondays before I dive into work for the week—or if I find myself in a Instagram comparison hole. Today I will be my best self There are a lot of ways to be your best self—professionally or personally. Maybe you’ve had a rough week and are tempted to take your frustrations out on the wrong person. Saying this mantra can help redirect your day and remind you to always be the best version of yourself. You never know how doing this could possibly help someone else in the process! Today I will positively impact someone’s life I love giving way more than I love receiving. Encouraging myself to remember this (especially around the holidays) is important to me, but not just for gift giving. You can have a positive impact on someone in endless ways, so if you have the opportunity to even help someone carry their groceries in, give it a go. I choose happiness, creativity and love It’s easy to wake up on the wrong side of the bed and let that mood stay with you throughout the day. Nip it in the bud right away and recite this mantra during your morning meditation (or when doing your makeup) to reset. I am grateful Waking up and starting your day with a big ‘thank you’ to the universe is an amazing feeling. This is one of my personal favorites because I hate feeling like I’m taking anything for granted, even though it happens more than I’d like to admit. This is a mantra that puts things in perspective. There is good in the world and today I will contribute to it These days, even turning on the TV or scrolling through social media can be tough. Every once in a while, we all need a little reminder that there is indeed good in the world. Consciously choosing to see that good in situations and then contributing to it can only lead to a more fulfilling day. Today I will slow down and consciously enjoy life This is also a big one for me! I can get so wrapped up in work and to do lists that I forget to slow down and enjoy myself. I like to recite this one on Saturdays or Sundays so I can mentally prepare myself to not check emails or get caught up in a work project, but just relax with friends and family. Do you recite mantras to set the tone for your day? How do you find they help you? BTW, how to start each morning on the right foot, and holiday mornings at home.