Friday, April 3, 2009

Monday Mantras for 4/6/09

Today's mantra: "DON'T PANIC"
According to the Wikipedia article, "Arthur C. Clarke said Douglas Adams' use of 'don't panic' was perhaps the best advice that could be given to humanity."

But I am panicking. Because HOLY BLEEPING BLANK, BATMAN, I REGISTERED FOR A SPRINT TRIATHLON!!!! Yes, the one I've been mentioning, the "See Jane Tri". They posted the registration form on their web site; I printed it, filled it out, wrote them a check, and put it in the mail this morning. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
*Ahem*. Okay, I'm fine now. Really. Now I've just got to put my mouth where my money went and train for the darn thing. Oh my....
So, there's today's other mantra: "Alert Mind, Calm Body"
I will be using this phrase a lot, alternating with "DON'T PANIC." This is the phrase used in the technique "Quieting Reflex." Our HR director sent this to us the other week (she learned it during her time as a flight attendant and has used it often since). It seemed like a good thing to try:
"The QR is a six second technique used to elicit a state of alert calmness....The technique attached was adapted from the book and is most effective when repeated regularly throughout the day."
I found a link to the text of it here: "HC Tip 437: Quieting Reflex"


Anonymous said...

Don't worry, be happy! That actually looks like a really fun, do-able event! It will be fun to hear your updates on training for it.

Christie O. said...

don't panic is one that my whole family should repeat! we are panickers. we freak out and yell and then we focus and refocus. but the panic kills us! so that's a realllllllly really good one. i might have to take it. :)

congrats on the tri! yay girl yay!

Juice said...

Yay! You're officially doing it!!