This was originally a little blog post, but you can use it as one long affirmation, or lots of little affirmations.
Difficulties give me an opportunity to exercise my focus and determination. During trying times, I concentrate on maintaining a calm soul. This approach helps me to conquer the challenges that face me. I avoid being reactive to difficult situations that catch me off guard. While it is easy to allow circumstances and events to anger, or otherwise trigger me, I choose to take the higher road. I spend a lot of time on nurturing my mind and 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 soul. I realize that giving in to negativity only serves to worsen any situation. I observe the stirrings of impatience, anger, or other negative emotions that pull at me, and then shift into a better feeling and emotion through deliberate thought. 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 can think things through. By acknowledging and shifting unease at my core, I can make smart choices that produce finer results. Today, I am a conqueror. I can overcome any obstacle. With serenity, I can see the value in all my life experiences. Even obstacles become worthwhile and meaningful when seen in this light.
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?