You don’t need a new year or even the beginning of a week to reap the benefits of a fresh start, you just need some motivating mantras. These simple tools can make a drastic impact on the way you feel about your life – past, present and future, and can certainly send you on a journey towards a new beginning. You can always create your own mantra or use inspiration from one of our Sanskrit necklaces, but if your creative juices aren’t flowing (these mala necklaces will help with that), here’s a list of our some of our favorite motivational mantras for a fresh start.
What is a Mantra?
A mantra is a sound, word, phrase or sentence you repeat to channel a specific energy or intention. They’re often used during meditation, but can also be used anytime you need an extra pick-me-up.
How to Use Mantras for a Fresh Start?
Using mantras is simple - you simply repeat the sound, word, phrase or sentence. Since the following are mantras for a fresh start, it’s recommended to repeat the one you choose in the morning, since every time you wake up, you’re presented with the opportunity to make a change and take a different route. However, in no way is it required that you use your mantra in the morning.
10 Mantras for a Fresh Start
Now, let’s get into the good stuff – mantras for a fresh start. The following are our favourite mantras for new beginnings. However, if none of the following ignite a fire within your spirit, don’t worry. With a quick search on Mala Prayer, you can find an abundance of motivational mantras and affirmations to choose from.
OM is the most universal mantra out there; it’s believed to represent the entirety of your consciousness, and because of that, it can mean anything you want. This mantra is often repeated before and after another sacral saying, but it can also be used on its own.
But what does it mean, you ask? Like most things in yoga and meditation, om is one of those things that can’t really be explained. In order to truly understand the meaning, it’s one of those things that you have to feel for yourself.
Psst! If you really like this mantra, check out our Om Sanskrit necklace.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
You’ve likely heard of this motivational mantra before because it was said by the powerful Mahatma Gandhi. It’s absolutely perfect for fresh starts, as it reminds you that no change can begin, whether within yourself or within the world, without first being the change you wish to see.
“Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha”
Pronounced as Om Guhm Guh-nuh-puh-tuh-yea Nah-mah-hah (say that five times fast – just kidding! Mantras can be repeated as slowly as you wish), this motivational mantra is often used when the new year begins as it represents the chance to bring forth your deepest desires and goals. However, as mentioned previously, the ball doesn’t have to drop in NYC just to embrace a new beginning; you just have to want to have a fresh start and be willing to dedicate the time and effort to making changes.
“I will judge or criticize no one, not even myself.”
As you prepare for a new beginning, make a conscious effort to rid your mind, body and spirit of any judgement and criticism. So much unhappiness comes from self-judgement. It’s the one thing that stops you from doing and saying what you want, and ultimately, the one thing that’s standing in your way to a fresh start.
However, the key to capitalizing on this mantra is to apply it to both yourself and others. Self-judgement and being judgmental of others is simply never good for your mindful aspirations. So, just get rid of it entirely by repeating this motivational mantra.
“I give myself permission to go after what I want.”
A new beginning is going to send you on a journey towards all sorts of new experiences, opportunities and feelings, and it’s important to give yourself permission to go after them. Don’t let fear, self-doubt, guilt or any other negative thoughts and emotions get in the way of you achieving what you want to achieve on this new path. Instead, give yourself permission with this motivational mantra.
“My greatest struggles are my greatest lessons.”
Even fresh starts and new beginnings will come with some hurdles; it’s a part of life. So, prepare for your new journey – both the ups and the downs – with this motivational mantra. It reminds you that even on the bad days, good things will come.
“I release all negativity within me and open myself up to happiness, change and opportunity.”
Your new beginning has no room for negativity. Open yourself up to happiness, change and opportunity, so you can fully embrace this new journey your life is partaking on.
“I have the power to choose.”
Yes, yes you do! Each day as you wake up to a fresh start, remind yourself that you have the power to choose; you have the power to choose how you feel; how you react; who you’re around; how you think and ultimately, how you live. Life is about choices, including this new beginning.
“I will let go of the things I cannot control.”
Many of us want to change all kinds of things that ultimately, we have absolutely no control over whatsoever. We want to change our friends; our relationships; our community; our city; our country; another country – the list goes on. While there’s no denying that we can all make a conscious effort to better this world, it’s important to recognize that things that you have no control over, and to let it go.
“I will practice mindfulness every day.”
Your new beginning should be accompanied with a goal to be more mindful each and every day. Doing so will help embrace the positivity of a fresh start, positivity within yourself, your situation and your surroundings. So, let this motivational mantra remind you each day that it’s time to pick up your mala beads, find a comfy spot and meditate.
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