Paula Abdul's Mantra Is Kindness-Centered and Useful Even When Times Feel Hard

Paula Abdul's mantra focuses on sharing kindness to stay centered.

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"There's no right way to do the wrong thing, and there's no wrong way to do the right thing," Paula Abdul says when asked about her favorite mantra. Abdul—who shot to fame as a dancer and singer and then became a TV host and American Idol judge—tells Health that this mantra is a reminder to have more patience and compassion.

"It's something I tend to fall back on," the National Eating Disorders Association, InMode, and Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel spokesperson said.

With so much controversy and conflict going on in the world right now, Abdul centers herself by repeating her go-to saying. "It's just important to treat people with decency and respect and be honorable," she says. "People tend to forget all of these things."

For Abdul, kindness is a kind of superpower, and her mantra reinforces that. "You can make fun of kindness, but kindness is my strength," she explains. "It's a very critical and important time right now to be gentle and kind on yourself, and be patient, understanding, and kind to other people."

Watch the rest of Paula's mantra in the video above.

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