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Smarter Living: Do You Have A Mantra?

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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I think. A lot. It has been said that we have at least 15,000 thoughts every day...maybe a few times that amount. And I believe that...to the point, that, sometimes, all of my thinking isn't healthy. The rethinking, the going over the situation or through it over and over again in my mind...yeah. I fully admit I do this. I've talked to folks about it, and try to be sure those thoughts are as healthy and positive as I can make them. 

One way to stop that overthinking is to switch thoughts - more importantly, switch to a good thought. A mantra. A thought, a belief that you tell yourself to pull your mind into a certain direction.

Do you have a mantra? It can be anything really, but some of the main things the professional mantra people (there are such persons, really) advise to keep it short and to keep it positive (don't use "not" - like instead of "I won't eat sweets" say "I am free of sugar"). Create a personal statement and believe it.

Some examples:

I love myself.

I am free from jealousy/anger/depression.

I love being present.


Mantras can be one word repeated over again:

Receive

Kindness

Patience

Empathy

Love

Remember


The main thing: when you find one, repeat it often!

What is your mantra? If you don't have one, what would yours be?

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by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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alliesmom112
by Sandy on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Live in the moment

Roo1234
by Bronze Member on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:02 AM
"Breathe. Now, what is next?"
It is the only way I can survive the challenges before me.
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KristinRox
by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I dont have a mantra. However this post may put me in the direction of having a mantra. 

Juniper53098
by June on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:06 AM

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.

MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM

whatever doesnt kill you, makes you stronger

jendawn1
by Silver Member on Aug. 28, 2012 at 1:21 AM
Thank you for This. Tomorrow is going to be a VERY stressful day. And I was just thinking what can I do so it goes smoother.
Ill have to come back when I got my mantra down for tomorrow
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brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on Aug. 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM

 

Quoting KristinRox:

I dont have a mantra. However this post may put me in the direction of having a mantra. 

 

Wish2Be
by Michelle on Aug. 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM

 Mine is :

No matter how bad things get in life...someone out there has it 10 times worse than you.

Wish2Be
by Michelle on Aug. 28, 2012 at 7:51 AM

 

Quoting Roo1234:

"Breathe. Now, what is next?"
It is the only way I can survive the challenges before me.

 I like this one :)

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KathrynBrooks
by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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