Early on in my corporate career (about 20 years ago now) I learnt a mantra that has absolutely never ever failed to deliver.

In fact, it delivers on so many levels.

➡️ It helps me to prioritise

➡️ To avoid overwhelm

➡️ To stop conflict

➡️ It stops me getting angry or upset

➡️ AND…it helps me to organise my thinking.

Here it is…

Choose Your Battles!!

Simple but amazingly effective.

This one mantra has got me out of so many sticky situations I can’t even begin to tell you, and it’s helping me out right now.

As we’re in Lockdown (due to Corona virus if you’re reading this in the future!) so many of us are now not only working from home, but we might also be teaching our children at the same time. Remember the time when we just had to worry about our own to do list?!

So, since then this mantra has been going round and round in my head…

✔️ It stops me from writing a crazy long to do list which would be unrealistic and just lead to overwhelm

✔️ It stops me from trying to do everything perfectly

✔️ It stops me from worrying if the house is messier than usual, or if the dishwasher hasn’t been put on yet

✔️ It stops me from getting annoyed with the situation we’re in, or what’s going on in the world.

✔️In fact, all it does is bring me calm.

So, today I invite you to give this mantra a go, and see how it works for you.

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