Why You Should Develop a Personal Mantra

why you should develop a personal mantra

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 119

Could repeating a phrase to yourself over and over again actually improve your mental health? As simple as it sounds, there’s a good chance that developing a personal mantra could make a positive difference in your life.

A simple mantra could help you stay on track with your goals, drown out negative thoughts, help you resist temptations, or even help you perform better.

But, most people confuse a mantra with a positive affirmation. They’re not exactly the same thing.

So in this Friday Fix, I explain the difference. I also share how you can develop your own personal mantra.

I share some examples of how people use them too—from clients in my therapy office to professional athletes. 

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