Self-Improvement Why You Should Develop a Personal Mantra By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, the author of the bestselling book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," and the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast. Learn about our editorial process Published on November 05, 2021 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 119 More About the Podcast 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. Subscribe Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts 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. How to Set Less Stressful Goals for Your Life More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram. Check out Amy’s books on mental strength. Watch Amy’s TEDx Talk The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong How to Use Mantra Meditation for Stress Relief How to Use Positive Affirmations If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: How to Stop Overthinking With Bestselling Author Jon Acuff Friday Fix: How to Stop Focusing on Things You Can’t Control Friday Fix: How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.