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Do you have a maxim that you use daily?

Asked by smudges (10797points) January 5th, 2024
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another question inspired this one:
Are there words you use to create positive energy in your daily life? ...a chant, quote, affirmation?

Mine is:

I am strong
My body is healthy
I have vitality
Healing energy flows through me

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JLeslie's avatar

No, but I probably should get in the habit of a calming phrase and taking some deep breaths.

elbanditoroso's avatar


I guess, if anything, I have learned habits.

1. Stand up
2. Walk to bathroom and pee.
3. Walk to kitchen and make coffee
4. Open eyes.

janbb's avatar

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

seawulf575's avatar

I got to use the bathroom without assistance. It’s gonna be another great day!

smudges's avatar

@JLeslie I know what you mean. I sometimes forget and it can take months to get back in the habit. :\

ragingloli's avatar

I do not own any real guns.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Today is a GREAT day!!!

On bad weather days I turn into Mr Rogers…It’s a BEAUTIFUL day in the neighborhood!!!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Get groceries not take out. Or not as much.

Do I need it?

People then money then things. -Suze Orman.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Mainly, I try to focus on what I have endured to get to this point.
I have a long journey ahead of me, recovering from my liver transplant and the fact I was practically dead for over 2 years.

I don’t have a specific go to, but I definitely have to motivate myself to get through the day alive, and to keep my shit together.

I like Stewart Smiley.
“I’m good enough. I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people like me.” (I think that’s what he said.)...

filmfann's avatar

Every day I say to myself:
“Fuck me. Fuck my life!”
“I should blow my fucking brains out!”
I am a believer in self-loathing. Because of this, I don’t feel entitled. Any misery that comes my way is deserved.
That said, I am over the top excited about this year! May/June should be a non-stop celebration!

now who is Mr. Grimm?

cookieman's avatar

On a bad day, it’s: “Get moving fat boy.”

On a good day, it’s: “Be Thoughtful, Be Productive, Be Mindful”

When all else fails: “There might be cookies today.”

smudges's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 I use “Do I need it?” regularly. Sometimes it actually works. :)

kruger_d's avatar

Not daily, but I like the Theodore Roosevelt quote: Do what you can with what you have where you are.

snowberry's avatar

I have my own maxim: “Trust me. Now, just lean into it!”

My family has learned to run when I say that.

kritiper's avatar

Never assume anything!

seawulf575's avatar

Nobody gets out of life alive.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

We are human. Being human is a chronic fatal condition.

MrGrimm888's avatar

As a competitor in many sports, and competitions, I have always enjoyed the saying “I never lose.
Why? Because even when I don’t win, I learn something. Win or learn, there is no loss.”..

seawulf575's avatar

@MrGrimm888 reminds me of another Maxim: I learn something new every day.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^And knowledge, is power.

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