I choose not to allow unnecessary stress to control me. I deserve peace. I let go of unnecessary stress in my life to make way for peace. I deserve peace and recognize its value for my health, productivity and relationships. I consciously embrace peace when I find myself facing stressors and I refuse to waste energy on things that are outside my control. While I recognize that there are situations in my life that will cause stress regardless of what I do, I assess each situation to determine if this stress is beneficial or pointless. I know I am free to remove that stressor from my life. I am responsible for my own well being. I can choose how stress affects me and how I respond to this glitch in my day. If I am stuck in a traffic jam, for example, I choose to see it as an opportunity to listen to audio books or sing along with my favorite tunes. Stress does not control me or dictate what kind of day I am having. I control my own responses and choose to make them positive, because this path leads to greater peace and productivity. Self-Reflection Questions:
- Are there any unnecessary stressors in my life that I can eliminate?
- Why do I hang onto things that unnecessarily stress me out?
- What is a common, but unavoidable, source of stress that I could respond to more positively?