14 Mantras To Help You Conquer Life, One Day At A Time
Stress is no joke — and its detrimental effects are on the rise. Let’s take a look at the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America survey. According to this annual survey, 2017 has seen another significant increase in stress symptoms. The percentage of Americans who have experienced symptoms of stress in the past month jumped 4% over the last year. As a result, we have gone from 71 percent in 2016 to 75 percent in 2017. The most common symptoms reported by adults were nervousness or anxiety, irritability or anger, and fatigue due to their stress.
If you’ve ever experienced any of these symptoms (and let’s be honest — who hasn’t?), you may do well to explore new stress-management techniques. One of the simplest: speaking or meditating on a mantra. Research published in the British Medical Journal notes that mantras “may have evolved as a simple device to slow respiration, improve concentration, and induce calm.” Sounds good, doesn’t it?