Fostering Wellness - Mental and Spiritual

Powerful Mantra for a Successful Year

A powerful mantra is a word or phrase that is said or thought about in an effort to intentionally sow the seed you want to be planted. In other words, you are speaking something into existence. This mantra doesn’t need to be meditated on or connected to any specific practice or religion, it’s just a way of setting your mind on what you want for yourself. Similar to positive affirmations.

It like they say, if you want something done you should do it for 21 days then it will become a habit. That’s how I like to view my mantra.

Whenever I am in a bad mood or things seem to be going haywire, I want to repeat my mantra so that it calms me and reminds me that things will work out.

How to choose a Powerful Mantra for a Successful Year

In choosing a powerful mantra it must reflect something that you have experienced and never want to experience again or something you are aspiring to be or do. When you use these two elements to choose your mantra it will be more meaningful to you.

Now there are generic powerful mantras that many people use. But, I prefer to create my own and you can too.

Choosing My Powerful Mantra

I chose my powerful mantra based on two things. The first is my love for turtles and tortoises and the second was an examination or reflection of 2018.


The turtle represents good health and long life. These animals can live up to 10 000 years. They go through life protecting themselves with their shells. They move slowly but surely, just minding their business and getting things done. They are handling turtle business. I love turtles very much, hence my blog title faith & turtles which essentially means have faith and work to live a long, healthy life.

A healthy life, in my opinion, is one that reflects the goodness of who you are and shows that you are continuously working to improve your wellbeing. Illness (physical or mental) affects everyone, its a reality we cannot escape.

Good health means intentionally taking charge.-


You do this by; going to the doctor if you need to, taking your medication or herbal treatments, eating well, being active, taking care of your mental health, being happy, believing in a higher being or in something greater than you and things of that nature.


The first half of 2018 was too fast, a lot was happening and I felt as though I had no grip or control over my life.

By July, life stopped. It came to a screeching halt and I felt as though the world was moving on and I was left behind.

By August things were clearer, I was somehow catapulted into the place I needed and wanted to be. At that time my eyes were open, I saw everything, I felt more, I understood more and I began walking in my purpose. It was intentional, slow but steady and it felt right. And that’s what I want 2019 to resemble.

My Powerful Mantra for 2019

I want my actions to be slow and steady in the direction I want to go. I do not want to rush and make hasty decisions.

in 2019 i want to be_

Summing Things Up

A powerful mantra is a phrase that represents what you want for yourself in the new year. My mantra for 2019 is “slow and steady in the direction I want to go”. This was chosen based on a reflection of 2018 and my love for turtles.

Closing prayer: Lord I place my plans, hopes and dreams in your hands. Use me for your good as my life belongs to you. Amen.

Thanks for reading, Until Next Time.

Love, Light and Peace. Faith & Turtles

Ps: Tell us your 2019 mantra in the comments below.

Shanice DK is a Freelance Writer within the beauty and wellness niche. She enjoys spending time in nature, writing, and crafting handmade items. You can catch up with Shanice on her business website - Or on Instagram @faithnturtles.

26 Comments on “Powerful Mantra for a Successful Year

  1. Inspiring. I love it. I too do use mantras. When I feel overwhelmed, I like to Whisper “Shantel, calm down you got this” until the anxiety subsides.

  2. This was inspiring and informative, I loved it. Mine this year would be “to be intentional in whatever I undertake”.

  3. Love this! I need to find a good mantra for me this year! Something along the lines of happiness and letting things be how they’re meant to be!

  4. Great Post! I’m gonna share this with my friends!
    I’m gonna have to think of a mantra. I love your matra about getting there slow and steady.
    I’m thinking of something along the lines of “Go with the flow” because I want to control less in my life and let go of things emotionally even when things don’t go my way. Even my dad told me this good principle about going with the flow because even the stream takes down the mountain eventually.
    Actually, have you seen Game of Thrones? Without spoling anything, the whole show is about people making slow and steady moves that affect change in the long run. Something someone did in season 1 can take affect in season 4 to that characters happiness! They didn’t get mad or want it now. They just waited and waited until their day came. Me and my siblings say that we are Game of Thronesing our lives at times just to slowly get there. It’s similar to yours. It’s such a good mantra for patience, self control, and perseverance! (As long as you dont murder people like the show haha)
    So I gotta think. But I love this challenge you present in this post for the new year!
    Teri –

    1. “even the stream takes down the mountain eventually” This is a great and wise quote, many people might not even realise how true this is because it happens over a period of time and a lot of people arent patient. Patience really has to be learnt; I love the game of thronesing live, patient moves are the big moves. I cant think of anything that I rushed that turned out well.
      Thanks for stopping by

  5. My mantra this year is love yourself… and trying hard to saying no and stand up for myself. Also, voicing my expectations and not bending over backwards to make others happy and myself miserable…

    1. Wow that is so powerful, specially in this morden age where people seem to like to take advantage of people. And its all connected loving yourself means standing up for yourself and what is right.
      Thanks for commenting

  6. Such a great mantra. It’s really hard to slow down. It’s so easy to get caught up in competition, thinking you aren’t doing well enough because you aren’t THERE yet. But as long as you are constantly working to be where you want to be, you can’t fail. I truly believe that. Thanks for such a great post!!

  7. Girl yesssss! This post is amazing. I am all about positive affirmations and positive mantras. Training the mind is everything! This post is so inspirational! Good luck in the new year queen! Sending light and love to you!

  8. This is such an inspiring post. I’ve just started with manifesting activities and creating mantras that would help me for this year. Mine would be Save while still creating. Cheers to 2019!

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