Welcome to another month of working with Onward! This month as we move into Chapter 6, we explore the habit of taking care of yourself, the disposition of positive self-perception and take a dive into perfectionism.
Here at Onward, we are offering a monthly mantra that will go with the habit and disposition for the month. In November, those of us in education often find ourselves literally dragging towards winter break, and our emotions are often raw. Elena shares in the opening of Chapter 6: “Physical self-care and well-being are foundational for many other habits. When your body is cared for, you’re better able to deal with emotions. Resilient people have a healthy self-perception, are committed to taking care of themselves, and accept themselves more or less as they are.”
So we offer you this mantra for November: I am strong. I have many strengths that I use to navigate the ups and downs of my life. I am tougher and braver than I look. Allow this mantra to be empowering as you focus on self-care. Hopefully you were following us last month and played around with the mantra we offered. If mantras are new to you, explore the uses and benefits here.
Have fun exploring the many uses of mantras as you practice self-care and positive self-perception this month. Share your stories in the comments to help build our community here.