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18 Dec 2018

Life Mantras for the Festive Season

Life Mantra's

What is a Mantra

A mantra is a single word, or phrase that is used as part of meditation to assist concentration; mantra’s originated in Buddhism and Hinduism. The phrases are now used in a formulaic repeated fashion, to reinforce a positive belief.

The festive period, can be busy, stressful and fraught with difficult situations. Socialising when normally you are a bit of a wall-flower, meeting up with friends and family you see only infrequently, cooking for large groups of people, shopping for presents and more…

“Life can be wonderful, without being perfect.”

At this time of year, often our desire for everything to be perfect comes to the fore. We want the house clean, decorated to a high standard, to buy all the presents our families heart’s desire, the best food, the best party – the list goes on…

This mantra is really about bringing us back to reality, the material things don’t matter. Perfection is something that is rarely achieved, and constantly striving for it can leave you exhausted and overwhelmed.

Be thankful for what you have, really participate and enjoy life for all its wonderful little moments, knowing that creating a sense of perfection is not going to enhance the experience.

“Be Brave, Be Bold, Be You!”

A lot of insecurities about ourselves can rise to the surface. Whether your worries are about work, or about love or anything else, have the confidence to see that you are valued and valuable. Let go of the things that you perceive others don’t like about you, be confident and go out into the world – putting your best foot forward. Be brave (even if you have to fake it a little bit at the beginning), as long as you are authentically you – there is nothing else you or anyone else can ask for!

“Keep Calm and Carry On.”

Of course, this is a phrase from World War II, that has been popularised in modern times, but at times during Christmas you may be tested by people and situations, and applying a sort of ‘stiff upper lip’ to the situation can be helpful.

You can use this mantra any time that you feel things are getting away from you, instead of succumbing to the pressure, change tacks and move forward.

“Make it Happen!”

This mantra is all about self-doubt, if you are the sort of person that second guesses themselves, then use this mantra to stop holding back. Don’t let uncertainty prevent you from taking control. Make decisions confidently, choose the right path for you – and remember you do have the power and ability to make it happen!

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