I’ve decided to start a new weekly blog feature: Monday Mantra. Every Monday I’ll share an affirmation or quote that resonated with me that I’d like to try following for the upcoming week. I encourage others to join in with me weekly to follow along or to share their own affirmations for the week/month to come!
Well, before we start: what are affirmations?
Affirmations are you being in charge of your subconscious thoughts through short, positive, powerful statements. Essentially your thoughts become your reality; if you’re repeating something positive to yourself, that phrase will create imagery in your mind, which will affect you subconsciously, in turn influencing your behavior, then actions and overall habits.
Have you ever known someone who thinks they’re really unlucky, so they seem to go out of their way to put themselves into situations where bad things can happen, because they assume they’ll already happen?? Kind of like that! Except if negative thoughts can work that way, why not try it with positive?!
This week’s Monday Mantra was inspired by something I read in the book I’m currently working on, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
. The protagonist notes that certain people are existing with only a spectator attitude, so that they may not have to fully participate in a situation and can move on quickly to whatever is next. He says, “When you want to hurry something, that means you no longer care about it and want to get on to other things.” Inspired as such, this week’s Monday Mantra is as follows:
I want to try to really focus on living within the moment more this week. I feel like technology has conditioned us to have such short attention spans and to seek instant gratification, which can lend to people not fully immersing themselves into tasks at hand. I definitely am guilty of that, (actually just of being technologically obsessed in general) so this is a big one for me! Here’s to trying to be more focused on the task at hand and the moment I’m in, rather than the moments ahead.
Do you have any affirmations you’re going to focus on this week?
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