Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Eating the Elephant
Not that I ever would, mind you. Elephants are one of my favorite animals. Not only are they magnificent and powerful, they are also highly sensitive and intelligent. All qualities I admire in any creature—animal, vegetable, or mineral. I would never, ever wish an elephant harm, much less attempt to eat it.
However, when things become just a tad overwhelming in my life, it's a mantra I repeat over and over in my head: "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Kind of a gross visual on the one hand, but highly effective on the other. The way my brain works, if I can "see" it, I can usually figure out a way to do it.
And because I'm busy eating, I may not be around an awful lot, but I'll drop by when I can. In the meantime, if you have any personal mantras or tricks of the brain you use to deal with stress and keep yourself focused, I'd love to hear them.