One technique I use, which I find very helpful, is creating my own ‘Mantras’ to help me staying connected to what I believe, focused on my goals, and as a way of reminding myself I am learning constantly, so I should be evolving constantly.
I use ‘Mantras’ because they are very easy to remember; they have a calming effect on me; they help me reflect; and when repeated over and over again, they assist me in transferring lessons I want to remember from my short-term to my long-term memory (watch a very interesting video on learning, short-term and long-term memory here)
Examples of Mantras I’ve incorporated with success (yeeeehhh) last year:
‘It’s all learning’= helps me learn how to deal with failures and successes, as well as make sense of my experience. Some people call this ‘sense making’, development of wisdom.
‘Simplify’ = hardest one to incorporate, but so valuable to me. Helps me deal with over thinking or over analysing (heritage of Postgraduate studies 😥 )
‘Creativity is natural to me’ = Helps me come up with countless ideas, whenever I need them.
‘Fear or Love?’ = Helps me choose the pathway of LOVE, which means I am choosing what feels right, personally and socially. A bit related to intuition and grows stronger with practice.
‘Breathe’ = The master Mantra. Helps me be mindful of what is happening around me and how it’s affecting my experiencing self. Helps me take in the positive emotions, as well as dealing with negative one, such as: anxiety, over-excitement, etc.
‘Breathe’ should be combined with all other Mantras. For example, when I combine ‘Breathe’ with ‘Fear or Love?’, I watch fear and anxiety slowly fade away. I can honestly say, these two ‘mantras’ were responsible for a major shift in my perception of the world and how I experience it.
Now, as you’re probably aware because you read my latest 30 DAY CHALLENGE, the mantras I am currently trying to incorporate are: AUTHORITY and FOCUS.
How about you, have you ever used anything similar to Mantras to help you stay focused?
If you did? What was it?
If you didn’t, what would be a good ‘Mantra’ for you now?