I say it to myself all the time. And I hear my female friends say it all the time too. Maybe it’s true for some but when I hear myself say this, often I know that I don’t really mean it.
I believe it’s a way of telling myself that what I really need is to find some calm, so I can actually handle those things that are causing me busyness, stress and overwhelm.
We are busy people. We love to think we can do it all and feel in control but when we realize that’s really not true, admitting that and finding a calmer way, can help. Accepting what we don’t like may be difficult . If we can’t change a situation, our best option is to learn how to accept it and deal with it. Acceptance is not resignation or passivity. We can accept AND keep pushing forward.
So what can we do to let go of the lie, and accept what we need? How can we find support in the everyday?
I believe it’s with finding calm the little things - morning rituals, lighting a candle at our desk, carving out time to read, playing a game with family instead of watching TV, doing even just 15 minutes of yoga or a quick walk around the block.
It’s these coping skills that will bring us more joy and peace of mind. And that’s my deep wish for us all.
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