by Hope Zvara | Oct 12, 2022 | Wellness Wednesday
There are so many unique ideas you need to come up with when you focus on improving your life as much as possible. This means you need to think about the best ways to achieve success in your life, and there are loads of excellent steps you can take that will allow you to look after yourself better this year.
2022 has been an intense year for many people and taking steps to help make your life better, and more enjoyable is essential. These are some of the key things you need to make the most of as much as possible, and you can use them to improve your life and be the best version of yourself. Here are some of the best ways of looking after yourself better in 2022 and beyond:
Look At Yourself Better in 2022 and Beyond
There are loads of excellent health and beauty hacks you can use here, which you need to make the most of when it comes to beautifying yourself. This could take the form of a makeover, a new hairstyle, or a brand-new wardrobe, and it is essential to make sure you come up with some of the best ideas that will allow you to achieve this. A beaming smile can also make a massive difference, which you can achieve through Invisalign aligners. There are loads of excellent ways to achieve success from this, and you must focus on your beauty tips as much as possible.
Weight loss is one of the key elements that play a role in improving your life and ensuring you work on your health and wellness as much as possible. Make sure you focus on some of the best things you can do to improve your weight loss journey and coming up with an intense exercise regimen as a gym goer is one of the critical factors that will help you with this. It is essential that you make the most of some of the key ideas that will help you lose weight, which plays a massive role in this process as much as possible.
Improve Mental Health
Mental health and well-being are key factors that play a role in helping to improve your life, and there are loads of great things that play a part in this. You have to try to take steps that will help you improve your mental health, and this is something you need to make the most of. Working on boosting and improving your mental health is one of the best things you can do to improve this, and you need to work on doing the best you can.
There are loads of significant steps you can take that will help you when you are looking to make your life better this year, and these are some of the key ideas you can use to improve this. Make sure you focus on what you can do to make your life better, which is something you need to make the most of as much as possible.
by hope | Oct 23, 2019 | Lifestyle, Wellness Wednesday, Yogic Living
Being stressed appears to be the new norm. Tasks just keep piling up and finding time to de-stress seems to never fit into the day’s schedule. And when it comes to work, it may not be realistic to drop everything and hit up a yoga class or take a day at the beach. We can use mantras and affirmations to keep our mind calm and focused without detracting from our productivity.
As a yoga and mindfulness expert of more than seventeen years, I firmly believe in making small little changes to our lives. And at the end of the day, those small little changes all add up to big results.
And that is why incorporating the use of mantras into your life and workday can be a very effective way to curb stress, help you become more productive, and keep a “zen” state even in the most stressful of times.
The use of mantras can benefit anyone who incorporates them into their lives.
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Soothes stresses from technology hangover
- Assists in shedding neurotic habits
- Boosts immunity
- They are FREE
What is a Mantra?
A mantra is a word or syllable repeated to help curb the mind and keep focus. It acts as a form of meditation. One would often use a mantra in yoga and meditation to help keep “the mind on the mat.” They are often also used in everyday life and given from teacher to student to help overcome obstacles, challenges, and transitions.
Incorporating mantras into ones’ workday can be a wonderful way to combat stress, keep better focus, improve confidence, and keep negative, self-sabotaging thoughts at bay.
How Do I use a Mantra?
If you are a yogi working with a teacher, one would often recommend you recite your given mantra for 108 times, X amount of times per day for so many days. (108 is a special number in the yogic world.)
Anyone can begin to use mantras and instantly benefit. And that means you can start today.
You may already have used a mantra and don’t even know it.
Affirmations are forms of mantras in the English form. Mantras can be more powerful as the vibrational tone. The sound of a mantra when spoken correctly aids the brain and our inner state more deeply than its English sister.
No matter where you start, a refocusing on the mind will surely follow, with commitment and regular repetition.
Where do I Start?
One of my favorite mantras that I was given during my stay at an ashram during one of my yoga teacher trainings is a mantra to Ganesha.
Ganesha is seen as the remover of obstacles. When chanted to, it can help you overcome, move through, or see more clearly that which is in front of you and needs to be dealt with.
Mantra for the Workplace
“Om Vakratundaaya Hum” (Ohm Vah-krah-TOON-die-yah Hoom)
When chanting this, you would either chant using a mala or even just chant this frequently during the day to help keep the mind focused and aid in working through difficulties.
If you would rather not use a Sanskrit mantra, then using affirmations (which many of us do already) is a great place to start.
I think of mantras as a way to change the internal voice we have. For many, that internal voice is negative and downgrading.
Affirmation for the Workplace
“Peace is within my reach” or “I am calm and focused”, or “Obstacles are opportunities”.
No matter what mantra or affirmation you choose, they don’t work and cannot help you if you don’t use them. Check out this blog post to learn how to craft your own personal, positive affirmations.
Please comment and share with me what mantras you have chosen for yourself!
This post was originally published in the March 2018 edition of Inspiyr.