The holiday season can be a trying and depressing time for many people. While others are celebrating, you may be remembering a loved one you lost, opportunities never realized, and goals you didn't quite meet. In addition, unexpected troubles or news can arrive that may cause you to pause and ponder, "What's going on in my life right now?"
When things feel chaotic and both your patience and capacity for hope start to dim, consider reciting this affirmation to strengthen your mind and resolve.
Difficulties give me an opportunity to exercise my focus and determination. During trying times I concentrate on maintaining a calm soul. I work to calm my mind. This approach helps me to conquer the challenges that currently face me.
I avoid being reactive to difficult situations that catch me off guard. While it is easy to allow confrontation to anger me, I choose to take a different road....a higher road.
I spend a lot of time on nurturing my mind, my thoughts and my spirit. I train myself to keep calm when that is the least natural approach. It forces me to develop the will to overcome the toughest situations.
When I encounter resistance, my first step is to silence my mind so that I may silence my soul. I ignore the stirrings of impatience and anger that pull at me. I block them out completely.
I realize that giving in to negativity only serves to worsen any situation. My focus is on overcoming the challenge at hand by counteracting negativity with positivity and peace.
My wisdom in handling trying times encourages me to act from a place of calm reasoning. When my soul is calm, I am able to control my thoughts and think things through. By rejecting unease at my core, I am able to make smart choices that produce better and more desirable results.
Today, I am a conqueror. I am a strength personified. I can overcome any obstacle.
With peace, mindfulness and serenity, I can see the value in all my life experiences. The opportunities for growth and change. Now even obstacles become worthwhile and meaningful when seen in this light.
Affirmations are great to recite and you may find that there are lines that resonate with you more than others. However, I've always found that journaling my thoughts is the best way to allow the affirmation to sink it and become effective.
Here's a few questions you respond to after reading through the affirmation.
Questions for Self-Reflection:
1. What exercises can I undertake to help me develop a consistently calm soul?
2. How often do I encounter situations that are difficult for me to control?
3. What assistance can I get from outside sources when dealing with trying times?
Here's to a clam and conquerable Holiday Season.
Live, laugh and unapologetically shine,