Carolyn's #MondayMantra : I Am Awesome

Because sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader.

Art by Carolyn J. Braden using Gelly Roll Pens, Sharpie marker and BIC pencils.

Art by Carolyn J. Braden using Gelly Roll Pens, Sharpie marker and BIC pencils.

Today's Monday Mantra by me: I AM AWESOME.

When I was a cheerleader years ago, we often chanted this cheer:


Mess with us and you will see.


Hey, Hey!


While you may have a cheerleading squad (your friends, family, etc.), cheering you on from time to time, they aren't on the sidelines non-stop like cheerleaders during a big game.

Sometimes you have to cheer yourself on. I've started to write "I am awesome" in my journal every day to help me understand I need to keep going and keep doing what I'm doing. Some days it's harder than others, but I know I have to do it. I see my website metrics going up and up. Humans are consuming what I'm putting out there and it makes me so happy! :)

If no one has told you lately that you are awesome, let me do it. YOU ARE AWESOME. Keep going, keep getting stronger, keep being the best YOU ever. Now that I've told you that you are awesome, it's time to say it to yourself. Say it over and over and over again until you believe it. Do it. You deserve it.

Backstory on my mantra series:

A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.

I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.