Mantras are like medicine for the soul.
When life gets overwhelming and you feel like you can barely keep your head above the water, repeating a few special words can be that saving grace that you need to keep on, keepin’ on. When times get tough, these three beautiful mantras have been essential in helping me remember how to: show gratitude, find inspiration and gain clarity during dark days.
1) “Too Blessed to be Stressed”This is a mantra that I have been saying a lot lately, as my work load increases and my patience decreases. This mantra invokes a sense of Gratitude as it makes us stop whatever we are caught up in and take a moment to count our many blessings, such as: our health, the sunshine, animals, true friends, etc. When we take a break to recognize the abundance of beauty around us, suddenly our never-ending to-do list doesn’t seem so daunting.
2) “Live like you were Dying”Inspired by a song by country music artist Tim McGraw with the same name, this mantra has been that little push that I needed to get out of a rut or just to realize that this otherwise mundane Wednesday can and should be lived like no other. Channeling the spirit of carpe diem, or “seize the day”, this mantra provides the Inspiration we all need from time to time to remember how short life is, that tomorrow is not promised and we must fully live and appreciate every moment we are given. It is amazing how quickly our perspectives and priorities change when we start to internalize the idea that today could potentially be our last day here on Earth.