October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 13

karenika.comThis card says: Be flexible. You have a lot of things going on in your life. Kids, work, travel, school, schedules, last minute meetings. Things will not work perfectly. If you want this to be a life style, you need to be flexible. You need to work with what you have and make the most of it.

When i am rigid i always lose out. Flexibility is the only way forward here.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 12

karenika.comThis card says: Do one new thing daily. Let’s take this one step at a time. You need to choose one new thing every day. A new food. A new exercise. Clothes. Some thing for your skin. Some mental health choice. Something new to you. This is how you grow. You can do this! Just one new thing every new day.

I like the idea of one new thing every day. Or even one new thing every week!


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 11

karenika.comThis card says: Be Open. I know you are scared. I know you are worried that you will stop. That it will all go back to the way it was. That you’ve tried and failed so many times. But choose to be open to the possibility that it’s going to be okay. That this time can be different.

Maybe not. but maybe so.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 10

karenika.comThis card says: Be consistent. The game is consistency here. Doing it every day. Getting up and choosing it even when you don’t want to. No need to do 2 hours or eat nothing. Just show up every day and be consistent. You will see that it always pays off in the end.

Also the impact has a cumulative effect. Consistency wins the game. 


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 9

karenika.comThis card says: Make Space. You have no time. No one has any time. You never had any time. Except you do of course. This is not about having time. It’s about “making” time. You make space for this in your schedule. that’s how this works.

We all have the same 24 hours in the day. It’s what we do with our 24 that matters.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 8

karenika.comThis card says: Push Harder. It’s okay to take it easy when you need to but it’s also okay to push harder every now and then. It’s ok to understand your limitations and to test them. See if you have improved. See if you can do better now. Give yourself that nudge occasionally. Push a little harder.

We can’t tell if we can now do what we couldn’t before, unless we try.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 7

karenika.comThis card says: Show up. If you can only do one thing, it’s this one. Show up. You have to show up to your life. To the things that matter. You have to participate in shaping it the way you want it to turn out. The universe has your back but you must show up.

I show up to so many things but not always to my own life. I need to remember this one the most.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 6

karenika.comThis card says: Be gentle with yourself. This is going to take a while sweet girl. It’s not a shortcut when you want to change your life. So it’s going to have ups and downs. That’s to be expected. Do not be unkind. Be gentle with yourself and allow for faltering. Then go on!

I I’m not that great at being kind to myself and it’s all too easy to just give up when one thing goes wrong. So this is a reminder to keep at it. And to be gentle!!


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 5

karenika.comThis card says: Do the next right thing. You can’t think too far ahead here. There will be things you can’t plan for and things that are tough to deal with. It’s okay. Just do the next right thing every single time and you will see that it all works out.

Honestly anything more than that is just fooling yourself. Making plans is nice but you can’t count on anything but this moment.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 4

karenika.comThis card says: Just a little more. When you feel like you want to give up, just remind yourself you can do a little more. Just a small amount more and you will be done. Just a tiny bit more each time will be a huge change over time. It will work out. Just give a little more.

drop by drop. one step by one step. a little more and next thing you know, you can do it! 


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 3

karenika.comThis card says: Stay Strong. This is the goal, sweet girl. The end game. You want to remind yourself that the goal is to get and stay strong in your body. To do this, you need to stay strong in your mind. Let your strong head remind you to show up and do it so your body can be strong.

I need my mental strength to get off the couch and show up. So I can build actual strength in my body. I need to stay strong mentally.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

October 2017 – Twenty Mantras – 2

karenika.comThis card says: One day at a time. Nothing happens overnight. You didn’t get to this place overnight and you will not leave this place overnight. It will take effort. It will take showing up. It will take doing it every day: one day at a time. You will get there.

It took so many cumulative bad decisions, or no decisions to be here today. If I want to reverse things, I need to make at least as many good decisions in a row. Every single day, one day at a time.


Twenty Mantras is a Monthly Project for October 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.