August 2, 2023

3 Mantras to Unfreeze Your Mind

We all experience moments where we feel blocked and notice momentum leaving our body. We may try to chase after it, or "fake it until we make it", but that so often drains us further. Whether you are stuck in a cycle of rumination, or simply experiencing a creative block, these simple mindset shifts can help you move forward.

How to use:

When you find yourself in these scenarios go to a mirror, or selfie camera, look yourself in the eyes and recite the appropriate mantra. Remember that it can take time for these things to work, but consider this the baby step into gaining power over our thoughts and their control of the body.

1. "The body can only be present."

While the mind is capable of teleporting, the body can only be present. If you are finding yourself in a cycle of overthinking, practice grounding techniques to bring the mind back to present day. This takes practice, but stay committed to trying. Your mind will want to return to the default of overthinking, and each time it does be kind. Remain kind and committed to trying and overtime you will see progress (not perfection).

Usage Scenario: I am spending a lot of time worrying about the future or mistakes I've made in the past.

2. "If I keep my promises to myself, everything will work out just fine."

We often underestimate our own autonomy by waiting on circumstances beyond our control. Whether you are waiting to find love or land a new job, do not hand your power over to those situations or people. Remind yourself of the goals you've set for yourself and work on what is within your control. Make small promises to yourself each day that move you in the direction you wish to be headed, and do everything you can to keep them.

Usage Scenario: I feel like I do not have control of my life, and I'm unsure of where I am headed.

3. "Motivation is not something you find, it's something you create."

Sometimes motivation finds us whether we were searching for it or not, but oftentimes we must create the motivation we seek. If you are feeling unmotivated, evaluate your surroundings. Is there something about your environment that you need to change? Are the people around you motivating? Dig deep into the "why" to uncover the "how".

Usage Scenario: I have projects that I am excited about, but I don't feel the momentum to start or continue working on them.