The 22nd installment of my #MondayMantra series: I am doing my best
My natural train of thought when I have some downtime: “What else can I do to help myself and others?”
That’s where my brain ALWAYS goes. I used to work and work and work to accomplish everything that popped into my head when I thought this thought. I naturally work hard (and was taught to do so at a very young age), so working this way seemed like second nature.
Then I took an inventory of my life and knew I couldn’t keep living that way. I was getting sick more often and was tired constantly.
For the past 9 months or so, I’ve been working to adopt a more balanced way of living. It’s still a struggle (as I love to check things off my checklist), but I know that I can’t keep working on all my ideas non-stop.
Lately, I’ve started writing a new mantra “I am doing my best” in my journal everyday. It seems to remind me that though my ideas are great, I cannot physically accomplish everything I think of all at once. It also reminds me that I truly am doing my best.
For only I know what my best is.
One way I accomplish “my best”:
I have ideas that pop into my head a mile a minute (mostly all creative ones and I’m GRATEFUL for them), so I write them in an idea journal. Then, as I feel inspired, I get out the journal and start working on one. I try to accomplish at least one of the ideas per week; more if I truly know I can.
Sending my light and love to all who need it!
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.