Sunday, December 28, 2008
Mind Your Mantra
This post from Grammar Tip of the Day started me thinking about the mantras we unconsciously use as we go about our day.
What oft-repeated phrase are you saying to yourself? Is it resourceful? Would you say it to someone else? Does it make you feel good about yourself?
If not, perhaps you are in need of mantra maintenance? The first step in modulating your mantra is to become aware of what it is you are saying to yourself. It may help to know that the negative self-talk (a.k.a. mantra) results in very different heart rhythms that over time, leave you feeling old, worn-out or ill. In other words, it creates stress in your body.
Why do that to yourself? How have those negative mantras improved your life? If you are still repeating them, there's a good chance that the change you were looking for hasn't occurred.
Start 2009 by learning how to activate the power of your heart to create mantras that are life-enhancing.
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