Updated: Aug 31
There are times when we need a little motivation. We work hard and sometimes when we are in the middle of achieving our goals, it can be a challenge to see the big picture and follow through. It can be overwhelming and make you feel like you're just burnt out. Taking tiny breaks for meditation can help you stay motivated - and it’s easy to do wherever you are. Whether you are at an airport, driving, standing in line for something or getting through the day at work, Positive words of self-affirmation can help to reinforce your motivation and it only takes likes about 2 minutes.
Now you don’t have to close your eyes when you do this but it is important to focus on something constant - whether that’s a desk, a wall, the pavement of the road or a ceiling fan. You'll first want to think about how you are breathing. Start by counting to 4 when you inhale and exhale and then try to stretch those breaths to 5 seconds and then 6 seconds to help your body and mind get into a calm state. Then repeat these phrases a couple times. If you're in public, just think these phrases instead of speaking them out loud.
The first phrase is: I can rise above my thoughts that make me angry or sad.
Here's the second phrase: I am not defined by my past, I am driven by my future.
Here's the last phrase: I forgive myself and free myself from all doubt and fear.
Repeat each 2-3 times. These affirmations can really help to reduce a stress and give your mind the reset it needs so you can finish the day strong.
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