What is the one phrase that keeps you centered and focused?
Do you have one? Is there something you think of when the 'going gets tough' that keeps you grounded and ready to deal with whatever comes your way?
Love is not based on feelings, but a determination for a desired outcome. (When the going gets tough, I step back away from my emotions and think about how I have to get through whatever it is to achieve the outcome and move on.)
" Live like you were dying." - unsure if I picked it up, or made it up, but certainly sharpens into focus what really matters, and securely banishes a lot of trivial nonsense into the confinement of obscurity.
Have a wonderful day;
"full and present awareness". It reminds me to put myself fully into the moment. When we are fully present, not thinking about the past or worried about the future, there is no stress, just awareness and quiet. This is why meditation is so beneficial because it stills mind chatter and allows us to hear our intuition and it makes room for new, creative ideas to flow in.
The phrase "full and present awareness" helps trigger a meditative state for me where I can focus fully.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
It is by Napoleon Hill, which I respect ultimately.
I have two. "Mind your own business" reminds me that if it doesn't directly impact me then I don't need to stress about it and I should leave it alone. "Work smart not hard" reminds me that if what I am doing is making me feel stressed there is probably a smarter way to do it.
One is "My body is calm". The other is from my grandson. "Don't worry about the things you cannot control". One more is "I have my writing".
Whenever I begin to feel overwhelmed I remind myself to not sweat the small stuff in life because when we are on our death beds, it is all small stuff.
Another great message is one I read on the tombstone of a woman who died in the early 1800s. The message she left was etched in stone:
Reader behold as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you will be
Prepare for death and follow me
In other words, I try to live a good life and am conscious to avoid negativity and negative people. When life gets a tad tough, the best way for me to handle it is to take baby steps or little bites of the problem until it is gone.
I have two:
"Thrive!" This word says it all for me. It means to grow, develop, prosper, and flourish. Without thriving, what am I?
"Obstacles are a blessing in disguise." I love this phase, especially if I'm going through some major obstacle. It reminds me of all the other obstacles from the past... how looking back showed me what good came from those obstacles.
Since I am an incessant worrier, I've tested numerous phrases-most of which I tend to shoot down because I, of course, find something wrong with virtually all of them. Arghh!
What I've done is given myself one hour per day to worry-I'm getting better at harnessing my worry day by day-and when said hour is up, say to myself, "Laurel, you're going to be okay-whatever it is that's got you upset is temporary."
Then I repeat when necessary (which is quite often, I must admit)!
Looks like you and I have the same one! I have a collection of songs thta I play with Breather in them. My favorites include Anna Nalick, "Just Breathe" and Mat Kearney "Breathe in and Breath Out" Faith Hill "Breath" to name a few!
Lord Have Mercy. I say this alot and its something about it that just calms me instantly. I say it so much to where it just comes out naturally when Im about to get worked up.
Actually, I have several inspirational aspirations that I will bring to mind or focus upon, when things around me seem to be closing in and causing stress or anxiety. I firmly believe that it's of great benefit, to step back and take time to relax both mind and body, to maintain strength of perspective.
I especially like the phrase, "This too, shall pass...." and although I'm aware it's taken from a verse in the Bible, I'm not familiar with it's entirety nor in what context it is used. I do know that it is very true and that it helps me to accept the reality of both negative and positive situations. Neither, go on forever.
That one phrase keeps me grounded during rough days- "Miles to go before I sleep" It reminds me that I have to move on, no matter what comes in my way.
Just put one foot in front of the other and keep on going, and I also use just breathe. The last one I use is Miseray is optional.
We are supposed to choose a 'best' answer for our question....there is no 'best answer' to this one for me....they are all from the heart and I cannot choose...I can just say each one is one that is meaningful and will uplift us in some way. Thank you to all who responded.
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