Relax. Just let it go. It'll be ok. It doesn't matter.Whenever I run into an obstacle, am challenged, get frustrated or encounter something I don't like -- rather than throw a hissy fit, which is my natural reaction -- I say this to myself. I take a deep breath and move forward, calmly. Usually.
I wasn't always this way. I used to blow up at will, never control my reactions or emotions. Then I realized, acting this way was not getting me anywhere; most importantly, it was not getting me my desired outcome. So, I did some research. I read a lot about how to react and where it gets you. I read how to control myself. I learned about what all that stress was doing to my body and my mind. I FELT what it was doing. And, I saw what it was doing to my relationships -- personally and professionally.
Change was in order, not because that's what everyone else thought I should do, but because it what I felt I needed to do. And I developed this "mantra." It's not really a mantra; it's too long for a mantra. But, it's what I find myself saying when I feel the heat building up in my face and my heart racing.
It has served me well.
This post was inspired by:
Prompt #5: “I need all the help I can get and if repeating something healthy and inspiring to myself several times a day helps, then I’m going to do it!” -What affirmation makes you feel better? WELL THINK OF ONE. (inspired by Shanna from Smiles, Miles, and Trials)