Monday Mantra:: Everything Is Wow!

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Today’s monday mantra is courtesy of a 18 month old boy. We babysat him for the first time this weekend and his favourite word at the moment is ‘wow’.

Everything is wow to this young man. He sees the magic in everyday things. A bowl of pasta is “wow”, blinds on the windows are “wow”, the staircase is “wow” and even a book creates a resounding “wow”. It’s beautiful to watch the eyes light up and hear the exasperation and intensity of the wow at all of these seemingly average things.

This week, I challenge you to look at everyday items and situations through new eyes. With a sense of wonder, a sense of magic. Because we often forget that the simple things are often the things we take for granted.

When you catch the train to work this week, think wow.
When you eat your cheese toastie for lunch, think wow.
When you get back to your home, partner, children or pets, think wow.

The more you look for the wow, the more you find the wow, the more you’ll see and feel the wow.

As always, download the  image and save it to your phone or desktop or print it and pin it somewhere. When you see it, say it and if you think someone you know could use this mantra, share it.

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Monday Mantra:: I Choose To See The Bigger Picture

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I choose to see the bigger picture.

I choose to see the bigger picture because it gives me a chance to choose a happier thought. It gives me the option to look at all of the elements involved before getting upset or angry about something.

I chose this mantra today because I realised this morning that not everyone sees the bigger picture. Some people only see the details of the ‘right then and there’. There is of course no right or wrong way, it’s entirely up to the individual’s perspective but the difference it can make in how you feel and the thoughts you choose is pretty amazing.

What brought this up this morning was a minor thing. A simple “hey, you forgot to get this from the supermarket” kind of remark. But I found myself thinking “but wait, I did the groceries, chopped vegetables and cooked for 3 hours yesterday so you have dinners for the week while I’m working late and all you can see is that I forgot one thing from the supermarket?”.

Where in life are you prone to seeing only the one detail in front of you? Where could you benefit from taking note of the bigger picture? Ask yourself:

1. Am I looking at this as an individual comment, event, incident? or
2. Am I looking at this in its entire context or bigger picture?

Choosing to see things in their context can often result in less stress for both yourself and any other people involved.

I choose to see the bigger picture.

As always, download and save the image to your phone, desktop or print and pin it somewhere and when you see it, say it and If you think someone else you know might benefit from this mantra, share it.

Are you ready to chase your dream? Book a session with me now and we’ll work together towards catching your dream. 

MONDAY MANTRA:: I am where & when I need to be

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It’s human nature to feel that we should be at some magical place of “the perfect weight”, in “the perfect job”, with “the perfect partner”, “be super busy with our new business”, “finished writing that book” etc etc.

Sometimes though in the midst of all the “should be” and the pushing for “what I want” we forget that we’re probably exactly where and when we should be. It’s a process and it’s okay to be in that process until the timing us right, until all the pieces of the puzzle are in place and until you’re ready to be where it is you are wanting to be.

You are where and when you need to be.

*note: the mantra image will be available here tonight for download (few technical difficulties). But perhaps that is where and when it needs to be 😉

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Monday Mantra:: Silence Is Golden

I struggled to decide to put up as today’s Monday Mantra. To be honest, I had a few ideas but none o them really felt right today. I think that’s because sometimes, no words are better. We’ve gotten use to constantly listening to music, watching video’s, the TV and talking on the phone and that’s just in the commute, let alone at home or at work.

When you think about it, a comfortable silence between friends or lovers can be quite comforting. Sometimes that wave from across the street can feel better than a five-minute conversation and do you remember that feeling when you lock eyes with someone from across the room, you get that zing of attraction and it’s like the entire world around you fades into the background? So much better than words, right?!

So, this week, choose to see silence as golden. Take in the sights, aromas and feelings instead. See and feel how rich life can be without words. Immerse yourself in the silence – Silence is golden.

As always, save the full image to your phone home screen, your desktop or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it often. When you see it, say it. And if you think someone else would benefit from this mantra, share it.

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Monday Mantra:: I Allow Myself to Persevere

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I allow myself to persevere. I allow myself to keep to going regardless of what comes my way. Regardless of what people say, regardless of what I tell myself, regardless of whether I think I can or not, I allow myself to persevere.

This particular mantra was actually the goal of my last Kinesiology balance. I was feeling frustrated about my progress with my business. I had completed a lot of thought before going into this session about some patterns of mine that had come to light over the weeks prior and to be honest, It started some not so nice self-talk.

I realised that whenever things got tough, I would assume the position of “I can’t do anything right”, “I’m not good enough” and would throw the towel in with “What’s the point?!”. And this pattern was with EVERYTHING! Not just work but at home, with my training, with absolutely everything and this was feeding into my self-worth, pushing me out of taking responsibility and putting me into a victim mentality.

I like this mantra because it says that even when things don’t go as planned, even when I think I’m not good enough, even when I think people will think I’m crazy I allow myself to persevere.

As always, download & save this mantra to your phone or desktop or print it out and pin it somewhere. When you see it, say it and if you think that someone else will benefit from this mantra, share it.

Read all about how Affirmations and Mantra’s work here.

 

Affirmations: What are they and how do they work?

Affirmations: what are they and why do they work?

Affirmations are by no means a new thing. Affirmations in some form or other have been around for centuries in the form of Affirmations, Mantras and Goals.

There can sometimes be a little confusion around the difference between these three elements.

Affirmations are defined as “a declaration that something is true” Using an affirmation is a way of telling your body “this is already a fact” and using it repeatedly can begin to shift your beliefs in agreement with the affirmation – a way of affirming to yourself and the world a new pattern of thought.

Mantra’s are defined as “a sacred word or formula repeated as an incantation”. That said, a mantra can be more than one word. Something you repeat to yourself as a reminder to yourself of who you are, what you want to be or how you want to feel.

Goals are defined as “the result or achievement toward which effort is directed”. Goals are a great way to get you to take action towards achieving your affirmation or mantra.

These three methods are all a way of creating change in your life on both the conscious and subconscious levels. So why do these work so well?

Your body and mind take your words as gospel. They do not understand what a turn of phrase is, what lyrics are or what sarcasm is. Your body can take on what you say very literally. This is partly why affirmations, mantras and goals, when repeated often are so effective.

Many highly successful people swear by looking at and speaking their goal, mantra or affirmation many times per day and accredit this technique to their success.

So, find an affirmation, mantra or goal that you like. Write in on a post-it note (or five) and place them in strategic places around the house or your office. When you see it, say it. I also make myself an electronic version of it (take a photo of your post-it note for example) and set it as your desktop image or screen saver for your phone – see the Monday Mantra segment for some prearranged iPhone mantras you can download. Again, when you see it, say it to yourself. The more often you repeat it, the more likely it is to reprogram your way of thinking and naturally draw you closer to achieving your desired outcome.

Here’s three of my (current) favourite ones you might like to try:

  1. I deserve success
  2. I am passionate, healthy and energetic
  3. I am a money magnet

Find an affirmation that resonates with you and that reflects a change that you’re trying to create in your life. Make it visible and repeat often. If you’re still not getting results, there may be some hidden belief patterns that aren’t congruent with your affirmation. If this is the case, it’s great to seek help in identifying what that in-congruency might be, As soon as that block is released – you’re likely to see results very quickly.

Dana Atkin Kinesiology Affirmations 3000Melbourne Magazine

MONDAY MANTRA:: The Enough Series

Here’s a great mantra. This is one I am personally using at the moment. I came to a big awareness last week about responsibility. Long story short, turns out, my current pattern of not taking responsibility stems from a feeling of not feeling “enough” of something. Good enough, Brave enough, smart enough and the list goes on.

It’s a big awareness because this, I have since realised is the under current of almost every situation across work, family, relationships (especially with myself) and even money and spirituality.

Enter the Monday Mantra Enough Series. Week one is all about feeling good enough. Good enough to get that new job, good enough to put yourself out there, good enough to achieve your goals, good enough to go after your goals, good enough to be the best in your field and the list goes on.

Tell me what you’re focussing on being “good enough” for in the comments below and remember to save the image to your phone and repeat the mantra as you open unlock your phone and when you see the mantra on your home screen.

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MONDAY MANTRA::I Deserve Success

I love mantra’s. They can be such a great catalyst for change.

Because I love them so much, I thought I’d introduce a regular Monday Mantra each week.

The image below can be saved to your home screen on your mobile so that every time you unlock your phone, you see it. The idea is that the more you see the mantra, the more you say the mantra, the more you believe the mantra. It’s like tricking your body into believing it’s true and eventually great things begin to happen.

The same process works for goals. Some of the most successful people in the world look at their goals hundred’s of times per day. It’s about making it visible and therefore at the front of mind as well as in the back of the mind (conscious AND subconscious).

TIP: to fast track a mantra or goal’s effectiveness, seek out a reputable Kinesiologist who can help you work through any blocks you may have around achieving the goal or mantra (I do).

So, here’s today’s mantra pic, enjoy.

Also available to download from Dana Atkin Wellness on Facebook

I Deserve Success

I Deserve Success