Here’s another personal reflection for you and your personal development. Do you experience peace and patience? Is your life free of anxiety and worry? Read on to see if there are ways for you to make a shift from anxiety to peace.
Personal Reflections Exercise
Even when my world is unsettled, I am at peace and free from worry. I rid myself of anxiety to calm my emotions. Complete peace is something I experience.
To actually experience peace, I let go of the things that are beyond my control. I exercise restraint even when I want to react. I take pause rather than becoming tense because it is better to wait than to act hastily. I choose to exert personal control.
My patience comes from within – the core of my being. Waiting is something I do proficiently. I realize that periods of waiting are simply temporary while better things are being prepared for me.
- I remain realistic when it comes to my expectations as I realize this is the foundation for patience. I acknowledge that there are often complications or setbacks. And, I accept that life is not perfect and that helps me to gracefully deal with trying situations.
- I choose to be a problem-solver rather than a victim. I face my problems and make valuable use of my time finding answers. In fact, I figure out ways to help myself. I refrain from engaging in behaviors that do not produce a result – I do not complain.
- I change what I can change, if not the situation itself, then my attitude and approach. Regardless, I am responsible for keeping my inner peace. Instead of reacting out of bitterness, I allow patience to rule my actions and I keep my emotions in line.
Today, I choose to have faith in myself and know that I can overcome any situation, just as I have done successfully in the past.
1. Are my expectations always realistic?
2. Can I be more flexible in the face of challenges? How?
3. What are the benefits of waiting patiently to me personally?