A few days ago I posted about heading off those kids-are-driving-me-nuts mom freak-outs, and I gave this tip: when you feel your head filling with steam, take a full ten seconds to just breathe before you react.
I find it helpful to also say something soothing and grounding to myself during that time–repeating it over and over, if needed, until the moment passes. Think of it as a mother’s mantra. A great mantra is something simple, declarative, and inspiring that you can repeat to yourself to help shift your energy and state of mind or remind you of your most deep-down intentions.
Today I thought I’d share some of my heading-off-meltdown mantras:
- “This is not a big deal.”
- “This won’t matter tomorrow.”
- “I choose peace.”
- “I choose happiness.”
- “I choose fun.”
- “There is more than this moment.”
- “This will pass.”