Tip of the Week

April 25, 2023

Mantras for positive thinking

“I can. I am. I will. I do.” 

Mantras are positive words or phrases that can help increase positive thoughts and belief in ourselves, and decrease negative thoughts or stress. Mantras can help reframe a student’s mindset to focus on a positive outcome, especially when they’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Here are a few examples:

  • Action conquers fear. 
  • Excellence does not require perfection. 
  • You can find an excuse or you can find a way.
  • Things don’t happen to me, they happen for me.
  • I am capable. I am strong. I believe in myself. 
  • Nothing will work unless I do. 
  • Anything is possible. 
  • Don’t be afraid to be great. 

Mantras can help open previously closed doors and allow opportunities for success to blossom. Share these mantras with your child and see if any ring true for them. Or better, help guide them to develop their own mantra that will inspire, motivate, and remind them of what’s possible. Then take the important next step and introduce an executive function element: help them develop an action plan to achieve it.