Mantra Monday #4

Welcome back to another #MANTRAMONDAY on Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples! If you listen to my podcast then you have already heard what the mantra is for this week. But I still plan on writing a blog post about it so I can go a little more in depth about why I chose this mantra.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
— William James

The reason why I chose this mantra for this week was because this is actually a quote that I go back and forth to whenever I am feeling stressed or anxious. I suffer from anxiety and have suffered from depression in the past so I am someone who has to really go out of their way to no longer feel those things. But of course, that is easier said than done. I love this mantra because the thought of choosing one thought over another is so simple. I am not an expert at it but knowing that I have the option to think about something else - oddly helps me.

So along with describing why I chose this mantra for #MANTRAMONDAY I also want to share with you how I put one thought over the other. It's not healthy and I know that but I love to watch Netflix because I can binge watch commercial free shows and take my mind off of whatever is bringing me down. Again, I know it's not healthy but it works like a charm. Another thing that I love to do is listen to music, which is a lot healthier than watching TV. My husband and I are huge into music and have seen how it can help you when you are feeling "low" or "down in the dumps" which happens a lot while trying to conceive. 

I hope that you feel a connection to this quote and if you suffer from anxiety - especially while trying to conceive - you are not alone!

Head over to my podcast next, if you're looking for something to distract you! :)