15 Mantras to Live by This Year

Start every morning with an empowering phrase to kick-start your year.
by Melanie Santiago   |  Jan 2, 2016
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  1. I have decided that this will be a ridiculously amazing year.
    Your mindset plays a large role in how your year will go, begin with a positive outlook and accept any opportunity and challenge you'll face this year.

  2. Change your thoughts and you'll change the world.
    Be open to global issues whether it’s environmental or women-centered. Take a stand by showing it in simple ways like bringing your own reusable bag or drink bottle to lessen your waste.

  3. This year, I will become stronger, braver, kinder, and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce.
    Affirm positive change in yourself by chanting this every morning and you will feel the energy to accomplish what you want.

  4. Happiness isn't size-specific.
    Make a mental note of all the blessings in your life and check, even little things can bring great joy. You just need to take time to notice them.

  5. Don't let your mind bully your body.
    Be kind to others but especially to yourself, you'll find the harshest critic within you and sometimes you need to let yourself breathe.

  6. I am strong, I am beautiful, I am enough.
    Because you simply are! Saying this out loud every time you feel stressed, down or hopeless will give you a positive boost, try it!

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  7. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
    If you go after what you’re passionate about you'll realize why it never worked out on anything else.

  8. What is coming is better than what is gone.
    Forget any regret or missed chance, keep looking ahead to the new opportunities in the horizon.

  9. Don't be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.
    You will always encounter a problem, it's almost a fact. But instead of letting it anchor you down, keep a clear mental picture of your goal and you'll find that no matter how many problems you come across, you will push through.  

  10. Interrupt anxiety with gratitude.
    I personally found this to be truly helpful especially in moments of stress or restlessness; reminding yourself of what you should be thankful of is a great way to calm down and achieve peace.

  11. I forgive myself and set myself free.
    You may have had a mistake in the past that’s hard to let go, but don't you think it's about time? Ask yourself how long you’ll hold onto it, the burden is not worth it. Give yourself a chance to be better.

  12. Progress not perfection.
    There's always room for improvement but when you compare yourself to perfection, you'll never be satisfied. Instead, measure your progress over a certain time and tell yourself, "I'm good and I'll be better."

  13. I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.
    Don't be easily affected by other's negativity, remove yourself from that space and remind yourself that you don't need to feel the same way. Stay positive!

  14. Be the boss.
    This year is an opportunity to be the boss, whether as a group leader at school or simply deciding what career path you want to take on. Be the boss.

  15. Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
    Memorize this because it will be your positive mantra through any year! It's a good reminder to accept change in a positive way.

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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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