The Magic Of Mantras: Why They Are Powerful For Your Mindset
Studies have shown that your brain experiences change when you use mantras in a daily practice. Using mantras in a meditation has been seen to lower the level of distraction in your brain and thoughts. Who is needing less distraction on a day to day basis?!
Whether you’re religious, spiritual or none of the above, mantras can have a powerful part to play in boosting your mindset. As a business and career success coach, I help people create consistent daily habits to boost their powerful mindset for success. I suggest building a morning routine that will lead to a great, productive day ahead and the use of mantras and affirmations is a big part of that.
So what is a mantra?
A mantra can be a word or phrase or a sound that is repeated several times. They are used to help you connect with your breath, feel the energy around you and to provide support when needed. Saying words over and over again with your breath can help you feel calm and in control, a big step to building a powerful mindset.
Mantras have been used for thousands of years and have history in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit. However you don't need to use any ancient Sanskrit if this isn’t your thing. You can choose whatever word or phrase feels right to you, that resonates and makes you feel calm. The Sanskrit word, Mantra means ‘man’ – “mind” and ‘tra’ means “tool or instrument,” so, its a tool to transport the mind to a place of stillness and calm.
Words are truly powerful things, they can be used for good and for bad, for positive and for lesser good. Words have the power to change our reality, the power to change the way we think and by using mantras on a daily basis we can reprogram our subconscious mind.
If you want to go a little deeper; I believe that mantras are sacred words that resonate deep within our soul, matching with the frequency of the universe and when repeated frequently it purifies the mind and soul, brings clarity and transforms the negative thought pattern into positive ones - hence the impact on your positive mindset.
A few tips on using mantras
Keep it positive and present - always used words or phrases that will lift you up, empower you and make you feel stronger. If you’re using English phrases keep them in the present tense of “I am” rather “I feel” or “I will” - by using I am, this is the most powerful, assertive statement you can make.
Form a habit - find a way to use your mantra in day to day life. You don’t have to be saying this out loud by the way. Repeat them over and over in your mind is just as good. Try to fit them into your day to day routine, maybe saying them first thing when you are in the shower, or whilst you drive to work. Form a habit to make sure it’s part of your day, it doesn’t have to be the same time, but by building it into your daily practice it will become a habit and help you build new neuro-pathways in the brain.
On repeat - I do love an affirmation session in the morning, however the main difference between an affirmation and a mantra is that you repeat the mantra, over and over at least 10-20 times. If you do this solidly for 30 days you will build a great habit and should feel inner calm and a positive mindset.
By making time to repeat a mantra everyday you are giving yourself space and time to grow. It allows you to build a sense of calm and clarity no matter where you may be. Spending time on your own personal growth, with a positive focus is only a good thing in terms of boosting your own positive mindset
Here’s a few suggestions for you
“All is well”
“I am blessed”
“Life is good”
“I deserve everything I desire”
Rachel Letham is a successful business and career coach based in Kent and Sussex. She works with clients to share the tools they need to lead more fulfilling lives and careers. Rachel helps clients build their a positive mindset for success, gaining clarity in their direction and purpose in business and their careers.