My favourite quotes/mantras for bad days

Hello my lovely friends! I hope you’re all well, and if you’re not I’m sending you all of the positive vibes. I wanted to put this post together for when people aren’t feeling their best and want some positive affirmations. I feel like they can be helpful when you need a boost. I hope you enjoy them and I hope they’re of some use to you all.

The grass is greener where you water it

Life always looks better when it’s happening to somewhere else, however the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. When it comes to the parts of life you can control you make what you have. If you can find the positivity and water your side of the grass it will sure as hell look a lot greener. Comparison is the biggest thief of happiness so don’t let it in.

Mistakes are evidence that you tried

This is one that I used to see at work and I find it so applicable to different parts of life. If you have made a mistakes then it shows that you have tried and that’s what matters. You are a lot closer to achieving things after you’ve tried and make a mistake than if you haven’t tried at all.

The first thing you should do is make your bed and count your blessings, then if you do nothing else that day at least you’ve accomplished that.

I am a massive believer of this because I have a lot of days where I can’t bring myself to do anything, however if I can get out of bed and make it then I have done something that day. A bonus I can do is try to make myself think positively and feel what I feel but also count my blessings.

Worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings

This is more to do with being a woman and I love this phrase, a lot of cultures and traditions have in the past tried to put women into a box saying that they have to conform to a certain way of life that some people deem as what a woman should be. However I say break out of that regardless of the influence and find things that you can break through into; instead of watching from one side of the glass break through it and join them.

There is no force more powerful than a person determined to rise

If you are determined to rise and become the best version of yourself then you are a powerful force my friend. You can break free from whatever is holding you back and rise above it all. You are powerful and strong.

Never feel guilty for doing what’s best for you

  • This is something I have to say to myself a lot because I find it hard to accept as I am someone who naturally carries a lot of guilt. Repeating this to myself a lot helps me to see that it’s okay to do what’s best for me no matter how much others disagree. If you feel like something is gonna cause you more damage than good then it’s okay to let someone down for your own physical or mental health.
  • Take care of yourself because at the end of the day that’s all you’ve got

    This is similar to the last one, but we have to look after ourselves first because when everyone is gone you’re just left with yourself and if you haven’t taken care of yourself then you’re not gonna be left with a whole lot. Just make sure you have a balance between helping others and helping yourself.

    Don’t let the bitterness take your sweetness

    This is something I struggle with a lot, negative attitudes can massively dampen positive ones. Especially when you’re carrying feelings such as jealousy, bitterness, anger and vengeance, your positive attributes get put into the shadows. Try to feel what you feel for a short amount of time and then quell them, bring your positive traits out in all of their glory and show off your sweetness.

    You are the CEO of your life

    How amazing is this quote? I love it so much. You are the CEO of your life, you are in charge of what you do and you make the decisions. Always do what’s best for your life like it is your business, take others advice on board but you are your own ruler and you can take charge where possible.

    It’s a dark world, be the light.

    I wanted to end on a nice positive mantra, the world isn’t always a beautiful nice place to be and so sometimes you can to be the light other people need. When people need light to guide them through the darkness you can become that light and help them. Try to push positivity as much as possible because you never know how much one person might need it. So smile at people and do a small act of kindness whenever you can. Don’t add to the darkness of the world, be the light.

    There you have a handful of affirmations and mantras that I live by when I’m having a low day. If you have anymore that you live by please do leave them below.

    Thank you so much for reading today and I hope to see you around these parts again soon!

    Alex xx


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