Today I am going to set out my plan to mentally clear out my head. I have so many thoughts going through my head ( worry about the kids, worry of financial security, worry if bills are paid, worry of expense of redecorating home, losing weight, and so on and so on).
Here is where the Prayer of Serenity comes into play. I am sure many are familiar with this prayer or has heard it at one time or another. I feel like it is so simple but yet so true and really an easy way to live. So many things are beyond are control and clutter our minds and stress us out that we do need to let the things we can’t change go. If we can’t change them, then why stress about it? Once again, an easier said than done thing, I need to concentrate and put my energy into things that I can change and that will make a difference in my life. In case you are not familiar to the prayer, here it is:
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.
I feel that if I can say this every morning and put these words into actions, the things that stress me out and that I have no control over will be removed; and I can concentrate on the things I can change. Exercise is my second defense of stress relief. I feel so good when I exercise and it clears my mind. Meditation is also a form of stress relief. As you can see, my new commitment continues to reinforce my goals of this new stress free life. Serenity and peace sounds fantastic! Join me on this assignment and see where it takes you!