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  • Writer's pictureErin Fedeson

A Matter of Mantra: An Evolving Listicle for Inspiration and Motivation

Everyone reaches a point in their life that they feel stuck. They go through the motions with their day, treading to keep their heads above the water.


I've been there. I've had days where I just do enough to keep my head above the water, but I know in my heart treading water and moving forward are two different things.

An individual keeps just above the surface, present but unmoving until they decide to take the first stroke forward.
Some days in life are days of treading water, just enough energy to keep above the surface but staying in one place until a mantra moves them forward. Photo credit: Unsplash, Alex Nicolopoulos

That feeling of being stuck prompted me to get help in the form of a life coach, Charlotte Kaye.


It was through her services that I first encountered mantras and slowly moved forward, one stroke, one mantra, at a time.


What follows is an evolving list of mantras to others who are or who have been like me: treading water in life, not sure in the direction to go.


First up is a rambling list of the mantras as they entered my life. Some of them have links to a blog post where I shed light on why that mantra mattered to me.


Following the main list are categories I've grouped for:

My goal is to offer motivation and inspiration through the medium I love most: words.


A spotless, white kitchen sink with pink gloves handy for the time to wash dishes and put them away for another day. Mantras are the dishes piled in the mind's sink until we take the time to clean up after ourselves.
The kitchen sink is where dishes pile up someone either loads the dishwasher or does dishes. Mantras do fill the sink, and they only move on when an individual embraces the words into a belief. Photo credit: Wix

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Listicle of Mantras

  • Negative emotions rise up to be released

  • I am worthy, and I am enough

  • I am a writer on an adventure to become an author

  • I make more money when I'm having fun

  • A loss of income in a gain of opportunity to invest in a better version of me

  • I spend mindfully

  • I am brave in giving and receiving help

  • "Vulnerability is a measure of courage"

  • Money flows to me in all kinds of crazy, cool ways

  • When one door closes, I open another

  • Real wealth is created rather than earned

  • Money will flow when I do what I love

  • I will listen to my heart, and I will decide with my mind

  • People enjoy my writing

  • My writing is worthy and enough

  • Everything worth doing requires time and effort

  • I am open to receiving money for my writing

  • Practice in the craft of writing is progress in my journey

  • I have faith in the universe's plan for me

  • I must care for myself before others

  • There is no shame in voicing my feelings

  • "When life isn't going right, go left"

  • "Your vibe attracts your tribe"

  • Awesome work

  • Good for you

  • You go girl

  • It's your time

  • Stop dreaming, start doing

  • Give your gift every single day

  • Your Will be done

  • Structure creates freedom

  • You make the rules

  • You're on your own timetable

  • Mute the outside voices that aren't speaking your truth

A golden pen besides a pink journal that reads "Today I am Grateful" and a black journal with pink hearts on it.
Powerful words are not the ones that move others but ones that move you. Photo credit: Wix

Mantras on Money

  • I make more money when I'm having fun

  • A loss of income is a gain of opportunity to invest in a better version of me

  • I spend mindfully

  • Money flows to me in all kinds of crazy, cool ways

  • Real wealth is created rather than earned

  • Money will flow when I do what I love

  • I am open to receiving money for my writing

Mantras for Dealing with Emotions

  • Negative emotions rise up to be released

  • I am worthy, and I am enough

  • I am brave in giving and receiving help

  • "Vulnerability is a measure of courage"

  • When one door closes, I open another

  • I will listen to my heart, and I will decide with my mind

  • Everything worth doing requires time and effort

  • I have faith in the universe's plan for me

  • I must care for myself before others

  • There is no shame in voicing my feelings

  • "When life isn't going right, go left"

  • "Your vibe attracts your tribe"

  • Your Will be done

Mantras for Writers

  • I am a writer on an adventure to become an author

  • People enjoy my writing

  • My writing is worthy and enough

  • I am open to receiving money for my writing

  • Practice in the craft of writing is progress in my journey

  • Give your gift every single day

  • Stop dreaming, start doing

  • Structure creates freedom

Mantras for Women

  • You go girl

  • You make the rules

  • Your Will be done

  • You're on your own timetable

  • Mute the outside voices that aren't speaking your truth

Mantras for Motivation

  • Awesome work

  • Good for you

  • It's your time

  • Stop dreaming, start doing

  • Give your gift every single day

  • Your Will be done

  • You make the rules

  • You're on your own timetable

  • Mute the outside voices that aren't speaking your truth

An Open Door to Build Community

This evolving list and the small categories are fluid, and I would love to add more to this list to expand my reach of motivation and inspiration for women and writers who sometimes feel as though they're just getting by.


If you have a mantra or a phrase that you feel can spark inspiration or motivation, drop it in the comments. I would love to expand the list and re-share these gems of content.


Until next time, have a wonderful life. <3

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