30 days of Stress Tips (day 11 - The Serenity Prayer)
Posted on 1st June 2020 at 13:58
The Serenity Prayer
The Serenity Prayer is very well known, but definity worth repeating as it is really useful for managing stress levels.
God, grant me the Courage to change the things which should be changed,
the Serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed
and the Wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
We spend so much time agonising over things which are out of our control and because we can't do anything about them we get angry, and stressed. Instead we should be concentrating on what we can do something about, and most often that is our actions, our thoughts and feelings. We can control what we say and do but beyond that, everything else is pretty much in the lap of the gods. It is not the challenges that we face in our life which define us, but the way we respond to those challenges.
By concentrating on what we can control and not on what we can't is one of the key techniques in managing stress. Sometimes, life isn't fair - but instead of moaning about it and getting stressed, much better to work out how to take control (even if that is only controlling your feelings and thoughts) and either changing the situation or the way you feel about it.
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