Words can define us.
Words make us feel.
Words hold us back: “I can’t…” or “Yeah, but…”
Words can move us forward: “Why not me?” or “It IS possible…”
I used to get up in the morning and read three newspapers on my way to work, until I realized that what I was putting into my mind were seeds of uncertainty that my mind used as fodder to feed an overthinking brain hyped up on coffee.
Those words from the news didn’t inform me – they worried me. They made me over analyze, overthink and feel fearful of the future.
Over the course of the last few years as I learned to deal with uncertainty in life, the unpredictability of things and the complexity of it all, I stopped reading the news in the morning. I still keep informed and now glance over the news once in a while towards the middle of the day – when my mind isn’t so vulnerable.
And for the morning I started putting confidence creating ideas into my mind that help to create a sense of certainty to take on an uncertain day.
Because there are enough messages going into my mind from other people and the world around me, I figured I would make a choice and select words that inspired me not worried me in the morning.
I developed this neat little “manifesto” shown in this photograph that I now read almost every morning while I’m brushing my teeth. It’s fairly simple but it really helps to center me to move forward during the challenging times of the day.
These 142 words now encourage me, ground me and help to keep me moving forward in life.
I want to share these words with you and want to mail you a free postcard with the manifesto on it, just as pictured here.
If you get a copy of my book, Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living, just email me a screenshot or PDF or photo of your receipt along with your mailing address and I’ll mail you the manifesto postcard. You can email it to me on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This postcard is great for putting on your morning mirror, on your desk at work, on the cork board on the wall, the refrigerator for the family or to keep in your car.
I wrote it to help others and want to give it away for free. I’ll also write a personal note to you on the back.
Again, here’s what you do to get this Embrace the Chaos Manifesto Postcard:
1. Get a copy of the receipt on a photo, pdf or a screenshot for the purchase of Embrace the Chaos book
2. Email me the receipt on email@example.com along with your mailing address
Note: Your mailing address will never be used for anything else or be given to anyone else. Period.
I hope you’ll read this manifesto and use it to help you in your journey of learning to embrace the chaos.
Ultimately, I believe that we simply cannot control the chaos that comes at us each day. But what we can do is to control ourselves – our thoughts and our actions. And it begins with choosing the right words which create confident thoughts leading to an emotionally balanced body that is ready to take on the chaos of the day.
Have a good day!
Author, Embrace the Chaos