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Does anyone else have a ‘help me get through this ‘ Mantra?

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Oopsadaisy1 Mon 08-Feb-21 11:19:34

I had one when our daughter was very ill, it was part of a song
‘Everything’s gonna be all right, everything’s gonna be ok’ it went round and round in my head and kept me from thinking of the worse case scenario.

Recently I heard that Clint Eastwood says every morning ‘Don’t let the old man in’ to himself.
Toby Keith wrote a song about it (it was used in a Clint Eastwood film) and another line was ‘ if you didn’t know when you were born , how old would you be?’
My new Mantra is now ‘Don’t let the old woman in’ I dread being the person who naps in the afternoon because she’s getting on a bit and then slows down.
Obviously if I’m ill and need a sleep that’s a different matter, but I’m not going to act like an old woman until I’m unable to move around and do things.

So p, just wait until lockdown ends, I’m not going to act my age, just the age in my head. Better warn the family I guess.

Oopsadaisy1 Mon 08-Feb-21 11:20:47

Oops where did that stray P come from? Sorry

Peasblossom Mon 08-Feb-21 11:25:21

I think I’ve become a student, not an old woman.

Staying up late, drinking endless coffee, eating whatever is in the cupboard, indulging in debate, devouring books, wearing nothing but jeans and sweatshirts.

By my lifestyle I’m about nineteen.

Peasblossom Mon 08-Feb-21 11:26:23

My mantra? Whatever. 😬

Oopsadaisy1 Mon 08-Feb-21 13:28:56

I know, if DH tells me to get off of the roof one more time I will be very cross.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Mon 08-Feb-21 13:32:07

I try to tell myself, "Come on, you can get through this - you've been through much worse" and mostly it works. If not, I'll allow myself a little wallow. Then, "Get on with it, there's bound to be a solution."

Grandmabatty Mon 08-Feb-21 13:57:38

Always have said onwards and upwards

Tabbycat Mon 08-Feb-21 14:04:17

A quote from Finding Nemo : 'Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...'

Namsnanny Mon 08-Feb-21 14:08:06

Peasblossom

I think I’ve become a student, not an old woman.

Staying up late, drinking endless coffee, eating whatever is in the cupboard, indulging in debate, devouring books, wearing nothing but jeans and sweatshirts.

By my lifestyle I’m about nineteen.

Oh*peasblossom*!! That made me laughgrin.
#metoo

LauraNorder Mon 08-Feb-21 14:08:20

Oopsadaisy1

Oops where did that stray P come from? Sorry

I think this is what happens in old age. Too late

Tabbycat Mon 08-Feb-21 14:14:48

grin

Ev1951 Mon 08-Feb-21 14:34:50

Sounds as though your talking about me Peasblossom. I'm the same....still 20 in my head. Pink hair pierced nose and small tattoo at 69 but loving life!

cornishpatsy Mon 08-Feb-21 14:39:48

If you cannot change the situation change your attitude to it.

I believe that worrying about something will not change it so why worry.

Oopsadaisy1 Mon 08-Feb-21 15:14:53

Lauranorder that’s for another thread under Health!

LucyLocket55 Mon 08-Feb-21 15:31:25

When I had to suddenly leave my job (bullying, so my choice) I was in a right state and repeating to myself many times a day ‘All is well, all is well, all manner of things shall be well’ really helped, it almost put me in a state of self hypnosis.

LucyLocket55 Mon 08-Feb-21 15:31:53

Meant to say ‘not my choice’

25Avalon Mon 08-Feb-21 15:34:03

When dh was undergoing open heart surgery my mantra was “Hold the Line” and I use it now.

polnan Mon 08-Feb-21 15:34:45

Cornish pasty, I tell myself that, over and over, but it doesn`t always work

downtoearth Mon 08-Feb-21 16:18:44

This too will pass.
Is a mantra that goes through my head, along with face your demons.

fevertree Mon 08-Feb-21 16:27:52

I sing the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds

youtu.be/e3nar3xoJ7A

Here are the lyrics I know, and then I just hum ...

Don't worry, about a thing
'Cause every little thing, gonna be all right
Singin', don't worry, about a thing
'Cause every little thing, gonna be all right

smile

ginny Mon 08-Feb-21 16:34:49

This too will pass.

Callistemon Mon 08-Feb-21 16:42:57

This too will pass

Although the latest one seemed to be "We're getting fed up with this now".

I think I’ve become a student, not an old woman.
What's worse, I seem to be getting spots.

Peasblossom Mon 08-Feb-21 17:00:13

I’ll be sending for a pregnancy test next😬😬😬😬

Nell8 Mon 08-Feb-21 17:12:59

Tomorrow is another day

Madwoman11 Tue 09-Feb-21 10:05:54

Love your humour peasbody lol