by Anne Mohr
There are two mantras that I repeat either out loud or sometimes inside my head and they are: “Think happy thoughts, Peter Pan, and you can fly,” and, my all time favorite Scarlet O’Hara line, “I can’t think about this now; I’ll go crazy if I do. I’ll think about it tomorrow.”
Choose any line(s) that will get your attention away from what you don’t want to think about and then repeat it till you are in a frame of mind to think about something spectacular that will make you immediately feel great. Allow that great feeling to sink in, and you’ll see that suddenly you can focus on your writing or doing whatever thing needs to get done.
Anne Mohr has been a member of RWA/NYC since 1993. Having lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey, most of her life, she recently relocated to California, just because. Currently, she is a real estate agent in both California and New Jersey. Many of her colleagues ask her to help write property descriptions, and all of her clients love her emails. She writes as Jacqueline Stewart, Helen St. James and Max St. James, and is published in short fiction (magazines.) She continues her work on “the book.”