There are lots of days where I feel a bit more anxious than normal. There are days where I become frustrated with myself, days where I have little self confidence. I have days where all I want to do is lay in bed because I feel tired from everything else. Having these days are normal, when my day to day routine makes me frustrated and tired, where I don’t feel “like myself”.
The one thing that gets me through those days is returning to my “diva mantra”. Not only that, but I love finding empowering quotes that really lift my spirits and keep me grounded. I even have a note saved on my phone of empowering quotes that make me feel good. So if you’re feeling a bit under the weather, here are 18 quotes to make you feel empowered and a FREE worksheet to find YOUR diva mantra!
“If you show up authentically and consistently, for enough days in a row, the right people will find you.” – Caroline Winegeart #gritandglitterpodcast
- “Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.” – Kristen Wiig
- “She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.” – R.M. Drake
“In my moments of doubt, I’ve told myself firmly: if not me, who? If not now, when?” – Emma Watson
- “The measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls.” – Michelle Obama
- “Be brave. Be wild. And stay forever hungry for art, love, knowledge, and adventure.” – Erin Van Vuren
“Good judgement comes from experiences, and experience often comes from bad judgement.” – Rita Mae Brown
- “Well behaved women rarely make history” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- “When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back.” —Michelle Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2012
“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” —Malala, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
- “My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.” —Audre Lorde, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action”
- “Women are always at the front of revolutions.” —Bothaina Kamel, 2011
“The ghosts of all the women you used to be are all so proud of who you have become, storm child made of wild and flame.” – Nikita Gill
- “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
- “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
- “Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” ― Roseanne Barr
And I will leave y’all with my own diva mantra. This is something that I will actually tell myself everyday. I don’t necessarily look myself in the mirror and recite these words to myself, but I do say them in my head. This diva mantra got me through a bad break-up, a whole lot of self-doubt, and a lot of self-discovery. While I’m still on my journey to “figuring things out“, this diva mantra I tell myself reminds me that I am more than I let myself believe.
“You are an independent, strong, and fierce diva.”
Do you have a diva mantra? If so, what is it?
Don’t have your own diva mantra, yet? Click here for your Diva Mantra worksheet!
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