So often we allow others to take our peace of mind. To project their insecurities and deficiencies upon us. While it would be wonderful to eliminate such downers from our lives, that is not always an option. So the real issue, the one we can always control, is how we will react in response to such attacks.
I’m an emotional person, so quite often my first reaction reads across my face like a headline on a Sunday morning newspaper. However, in recent weeks I rediscovered a tool that I have found quite effective in helping me to maintain my peace of mind regardless of the things I cannot control in life. It is the Optimist Creed.
It is a simple set of affirmations that help you to take responsibility for your own life, happiness and peace of mind. I am trying to focus on one or two of the affirmations each week. The two I’m focusing on during the week ahead:
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
What are your favorite tips and tools for keeping a positive frame of mind, no matter what is happening around you?