Mantras, words, slogans, or phrases that are repeated, have played an important role in helping me cope with difficult situations. From running half marathons to giving birth to my daughter at home without any medication, mantras have motivated me to do my best, to not give up, and to even enjoy situations that I once dreaded.
The trick to effective mantras is to find ones that motivate you in a specific situation. Some of my mantras for helping me run hills, for example, didn’t necessarily help me have a natural birth. Mantras like, “these hills make my butt look good!” definitely missed the mark during the labor!
Other mantras like “breathe” work in just about every situation. Practicing mantras as part of your preparation for the bar exam will help ensure that the mantras you choose are effective for you on the day of the exam.
But, can mantras actually help you pass the bar exam? Sure! Here’s why.