Mantras: A Tool for Empowering Yourself
Have you heard of a mantra? A mantra is a phrase you use in meditation to help you focus and create an intent that will be a positive driving force in your life. As you repeat the mantra during meditation, either out loud or in quiet thought, you’re planting a seed in your mind that will grow as you continue to nurture it through consistent meditation practices. as wholistic stress reduction practices like meditation and yoga rise in popularity, the concept of mantras has become more familiar. Mantras can be very powerful tools used to help you gain confidence and calm anxieties in all areas of your life. In fact, mantras can be empowering for women regardless of whether your “work” is at home or an office.
Discrimination of Women in the Workplace
For many women, the workplace continues to be a stressful. And unfortunately, women continue to face discrimination and gender bias at times. In fact, there is still a pay gap of 24 cents on the dollar compared to men, meaning that women are often paid less than male colleagues. Pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and many other issues plague the working woman on a daily basis. Noticing these situations can be very stressful and you may not be sure how to even address it. It’s not uncommon for women to become stuck in negative thoughts even leading to depression or symptoms of anxiety at work.
However, you can change how you perceive and react to challenging circumstances. And using an empowering “I” statement as a mantra can help.
Using Mantras to Find Your Inner Power
This is where you can use mantras to ignite your personal power, and give yourself confidence and peace of
mind at work. You can use the mantras in this article, tailor them to suit you personally, or create ones of your own. Use the mantras during meditation in the morning before work.
First, find a quiet place to sit with your arms resting at your side, your palms face up on your lap; make sure you don’t lie down. Give yourself 10 to 15 minutes to meditate. If you’re very busy or pressed for time, even five minutes is sufficient. If you’re unfamiliar with how to meditate, there are apps you can download for your smartphone or tablet to help guide you through different meditations; just search for “meditation” in the App Store. You can also search YouTube for “meditations” and try the guided meditations available there for free.
In other words, listening to your inner voice and finding a calm within yourself doesn’t have to be expensive. Just look for ways to find quiet moments to reflect and focus your mind in a positive direction.
Examples of Mantras Women May Use at Work
Here are examples of mantras you can use to help you feel empowered in the workplace:
• I am strong, intelligent & capable.
• I am worthy.
• Taking care of myself is my top priority.
• I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind to.
• I am focused on doing my best.
What other empowering, positive “I” statements can you add to this list?
It’s important to recognize that our internal dialogue must always be under control. Negative thoughts about others, our situation, or ourselves can make a bad situation much worse. Then you think even more negatively. As a result, you get stuck in a pattern of negative feelings and negative emotions. By using mantras to enforce positive thoughts, you can maintain a positive attitude at work in the face of adversity, and keep negative self-talk at bay.
Think of it as you being your own best cheerleader. You become determined to avoid depression and anxiety. Because you know that you are a capable, worthy person.
Help & Support for Women in the Temecula, CA Area
Are you struggling in the workplace, and in need of support and guidance to help you advance in your career? As a female owned and operated Temecula, CA counseling center, the therapists at Outside the Norm Counseling understand the struggle of being a female in the modern workforce. In fact, our founder, Veronica, considers it her mission to empower women. We want to empower you to find yourself. Through counseling, you will find your voice. It is time to fully embrace who you are in all areas of your life, including in the workplace. Our therapists specialize in counseling for women, teenagers and anyone struggling to improve their self esteem. We help professional women improve their self esteem, cope with anxiety, improve important relationships, overcome depression & find a balance between home and work. We know it’s hard to balance all of the hats you wear.
Above all, know that YOU are powerful. Remember that you can move mountains. Sometimes you just need a little help to find your way to greatness. That’s where the Outside the Norm therapists come into the picture. We’re here to help. Contact Outside the Norm Counseling to set up your counseling intake appointment today!