Sometimes we are what’s holding us back.
Sometimes we are the problem.
I’m learning that it’s better to control what you can than it is to worry about what’s out of your control.
We cannot control what life throws at us. We can control how we respond to it.
This takes practice. A LOT of practice.
The next time your boss makes a last minute change or someone pushes a sense of urgency on you that would normally induce stress, take a few seconds to breathe and say to yourself, “I will not stress. I will not stress. I will not stress.”
It may seem like a small thing but this act will help you to be mindful of how your body and mind react to stressful situations.
I had a situation last week that prompted me to start doing this more frequently. My manager said, “This is going to be a stressful month.” That didn’t sit well with my spirit.
I am not okay with someone else deciding that I am going to be stressed. That’s a boundary that I don’t want anyone being able to cross. In that moment, my mind said, “No. This isn’t going to be a stressful month for me.”
To keep myself accountable to that decision, I remind myself each and every time I feel myself getting stressed out that “I will not stress.”
It’s working so far.
I hope it continues.
Thank you for reading.
Sending you good vibes.