Life appears to me to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or […]
Mega Mantras are short phrases you repeat to yourself throughout the day. They should align with what’s most important to you at this moment, this day, this lifetime.
1) The words remind you to make conscious choices throughout your day.
This aligns your priorities with your behavior and actions.
2) The repetition reprograms your subconscious.
This helps you to focus on what you do want rather than what you do not want in your life.
“I’m so grateful I have love in my heart, health in my body,
and am so calm and patient throughout every day.”
Yesterday afternoon, while Jaimie took the kids out for a bike ride to the local comic book shop, this happened.
I meditated a bit first… which helped me to mentally let go of my household chore list, the drama going on between people I cannot help anyway, and the grief carried by several close friends and family members in recent months.
Then, I focused in on my intention for writing this book:
To inspire, encourage, entertain and ignite a fire in people who’ve found themselves feeling lost and bored in the daily grind of their lives.
I sat on the floor with some scissors and tape and went to town on the first two chapters…
What if your thoughts are magnetic?
What if whatever you think about gets pulled into your surroundings?
What do you think about in the shower? Do you replay that fight with your girlfriend? Worry about your son being bullied at school? Stress about your mother-in-law’s upcoming visit?
The worry, fear, anger, frustration, sadness, guilt, shame…
all of these emotions are both strong and negative.
That is what you’re attending to and so that is what you will get more of tomorrow, and the next day and the next.
The cool thing is you can totally turn this around. The not-so-cool thing is that it takes effort and practice pulling yourself out of a negative thought spiral.
The more positive things, people and events you focus on, the more of that you will pull into your life. Either direction you go, it will build momentum. It becomes easier and easier to pull positive (or negative) into your life, and harder and harder to turn it around.
So, it’s your choice, focus on the positive? Or the negative?
Want to be happier, calmer and more efficient every day?
A pocket of time could be a meeting at work, soccer practice with the kids, or dinner out with your spouse. Right before each time pocket, take just a few seconds and decide what you want.
For example: Tonight I want to have a fun dinner with my family, with no devices and lots of smiles and laughing.
Or: This morning before I leave for work, I want everything to go smoothly, calmly and efficiently.
Or: I want this phone call with my boss to be helpful, positive and result in a plan for next week’s priorities.
It’s simple and shouldn’t take a lot of thought or preparation.
Go with your gut on this one. Just try it.
The Vampire Test:
If you feel warn out and drained after spending time with someone: THEY ARE A VAMPIRE.
If you feel energized and excited after spending time with someone: They are NOT a vampire.
Notice how you feel after spending time with certain people. Then delete or at least minimize your exposure to these life-sucking vampires.