Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
~ Michael Caine
I have lots of words that I use as mantras. I’m a bit high-strung, with lots of energy, even a bit of hyper energy. That high-strung energy sometimes means that I occasionally slip and find myself looking for something over which to be distressed. Even if everything is going super well!
So I have these mantra words that I use to remind myself that I don’t really need to be distressed, that I really just need to remember that everything is OK.
“Calm” is one of those words. When I feel myself getting all worked up, I breathe and tell myself to calm. Calm. Breathe in, breathe out. Calm.
I made myself a journal page as I was reciting that to myself over and over. I really only got about halfway through working the page in my journal and it had already worked. I did finish up, though, so I can go back to it when I need the visual reminder as well.
Here’s a closeup of the Calm text tiles. I used vellum that my hubby had previously
creased and tinted with walnut ink for me (I use those on all kinds of stuff). I doodled on them and used them as the tiles for the title.
Tip: I did seal the walnut ink layer with Mod Podge before I started the doodling and hand writing.
Prompt: Use a word as a mantra to build a visual page for the mantra.