It goes like this, you miss your family all day while you’re at work, a long day, that includes an hour commute. You come home, hungry, and wanting to get into something more comfy. You enter, and one boy is watching video games, and another is grumpy about homework. Hubby is trying his best but he’s a teacher and it’s a new school year. The counters are sticky, there is evidence of junk food consumption, there is laundry to do. Suddenly you are being short with the ones you missed all day. You’re not happy with your attitude yet it seems to be in control. The word/phrase you may be quietly reciting to yourself: Impatient, discouraged, weary, stupid, and your favorite: “what is wrong with you?”
Let’s change this up a bit, shall we?
Try this: It’s a fact that our thoughts affect our stress level, mood, and even behavior. Try steering your mood in a better direction today by repeating a two-work mantra. How do you want to go about your day? Choose two words, just for today. Here are some ideas:
Now that you have the idea, come up with your own two-word mantra. Let us know what two words work for you.
Yoga Pose of the day – Half-Sun salutation. The goal of the Half-sun salutation is to gently warm stiff joints. Practice in the morning as you repeat your two-word mantra, and two other times during the day.
Standing, start with your hands in prayer at your heart. Inhale, lift arms overhead, stretch through the ribs, reaching for the sky, slightly bend knees as you bend at the waist, lowering head to feet. Hang loosely as in rag doll. Keep knees bent as you roll the spine up to standing, bringing the hands overhead, then ending as you began, in prayer pose.
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn
cool breeze in spring, snow in winter
If your mind isn’t clouded with unnecessary things
This is the best season of your life.