Today was a “manic Monday” for sure. It was my first day back at work post vacation and I was stressed!
To top it off, I was sick yesterday thinking I must’ve caught something on the plane- blech, no fun.
My brother text me this afternoon to tell me to “breathe and smile”. I did smile at that- that is a mantra I use often when I’m running a tough route. That made me stop and think. How often does my life relate to running? Practically everything everyday it seems like for me! So, I took my brother’s advise and applied the mantra to the rest of my afternoon. And you know what, just like when I’m tackling a hill or a mile that seems like it’s stretching on forever, the simple act of smiling and breathing steady made the afternoon go by faster and I took the rest of the “unexpected bumps” in stride, without care or worry. 🙂
How about you? What are mantras that help you get through everyday life?