A to Z Challenge – Mantra

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M is for mantra

According to a google search a mantra is “a statement or slogan repeated frequently.”  When I was at some of my worst depression and anxiety I tried to keep it simple but focus on the important.

My mantra is “Breathe in, breathe out” and I often shortened it to Bibo.  When I was going to be out in public I added smile to the end of it.  Bibos got me through a few rough work days… that and escapes to the bathroom to deep breathe and let out a few tears.  But I really did repeat Bibos in my head a lot.

There are many slogans that could be used as a mantra.  Do you have one?  Please share it in the comments if you do.


Follow my A to Z challenge:



Take a deep breath

Focus in on one object

Breathe even

In and out…

Be still

In and out…

Stay focused

In and out…

Become part of the object –

A person in a painting

A statue frozen in time

A cloud in the sky.

In and out…

You now have control

Anxiety will not win

In and out…

You are the master of your heartbeat

You can control your lungs

In and out…

Slowly back to reality

Your eyes on all the world around

In and out…

Remember your mantra

“Breathe in,

Breathe out,