~ Monday Mantra ~ What we think, we become.

~ Monday Mantra ~ What we think, we become.

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:: Photo by Jon ::

Negative self talk is something I have struggled with at certain points in my life. The voice in my head can be brutally honest, highly critical, and down right mean. I go through phases where I have trouble posting my writing because I feel like its not good enough. Sometimes I look back on work situations and think to myself that I could have performed better. After taking a picture, I'm quick to review it and immediately look for the flaws and critique my own appearance. I'm guilty of scrolling through models' Instagram feeds and feeling waves of inadequacy. There is a fine line between self-evaluation and self-harm. These thoughts that come into my head are harmful because they aren't always kind, necessary, or even true. If you are like me, then you can relate to being your own biggest critic. This kind of inner-dialogue can be beneficial because it makes an individual motivated and eager to be the best version of themselves. The other side of the coin however, is a person who is never content with their own success. 

 :: Photo by  Jon  ::

:: Photo by Jon ::

This week's Monday Mantra is the "What we think, we become." Every human on this planet has something beautiful to offer the world. There is no reason why an individual should go through life without realizing their true value. When we eliminate negative self-talk we are free to focus our energy on becoming more balanced and mentally healthier individuals. A quote that I always try to remember when I feel down is by one my favorite authors, Roald Dahl: 

If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Next time you have self-doubt, recite "What we think, we become." Shift your thoughts from negative to positive and realize that your thoughts have the power to change how you feel. Thank you so much for reading! xx Rachael Arias

:: Monday Mantra :: When in doubt, write it out ::

:: Monday Mantra :: When in doubt, write it out ::

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