Wish yourself calm
‘Happy talk’ can be your new best friend
The legendary American wit, Dorothy Parker, on hearing a telephone ring, apparently drawled ‘What fresh hell is this?’ On really busy days, we’ve all felt like that. Sometimes we’re almost scared to answer the phone or open our emails in case there are more demands being made of us. That can get us into a victim mentality that is completely unhelpful in moving through our day. There is a simple technique that once mastered can help you deal with difficult days with equanimity.
Develop a mantra to suit whatever crisis you’re in today and that you say to yourself every time that your mind goes into tailspin. A good one is ‘I am serenely gliding towards my goal and everything is complete’. ...