How Could You Eliminate or Reduce Stress in Your Life
You know the Serenity Prayer?
“God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.”
Most of us are very big on control.
But an important element of not becoming a control freak and stress about everything is just asking yourself, “Can I do anything about this?”
If you can, DO it.
If you can’t… then you can’t.
But worrying achieves nothing but stress.
So much of what worries you are things that you have no control over.
If you're planning a trip tomorrow and you're worried about it raining and ruining it, no amount of you stressing about it is going to change whether it rains or not.
Not only you are going to be happier if you can make the distinction between what you can change and can’t change... but if you focus your energy only on what you can change, you’re going to be a lot more productive and effective.
Here’s a quick visual to help get the point across:
So... we ask you today to think for yourself...
How could you eliminate or reduce stress in your life?
Here's Our Suggestion:
Next time you’re worrying, pause and ask yourself, “Do I have control over this?”
If you do, stop worrying and get to work.
If you don’t have control, worrying won’t make it better.
So stress, anger and worrying are irrational responses and they’re not the right way to react to life.
Now It's Your Turn
We can’t wait to read your comment and get inspired.
And until then...