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50 Ways to Find Serenity (when serenity is the last thing on your mind!)
· Ask yourself…"Am I being too hard on myself?" · Ask yourself…"What do I have in my life that I can enjoy at this moment?" · Ask yourself …"How important is it?" · Ask yourself…"What is my gut telling me?" · Ask yourself…"Are my goals or expectations realistic?" · Ask yourself…"Am I considering all my options?" · Ask yourself…"What is it about this situation that I can do something about?" · Ask yourself…"Who in my family or support circle can help me now?" · Ask yourself…"What is it about this situation that I can manage?" · Ask yourself…"What can I change about my attitude?" · Ask yourself…"Do I really want to be doing this?" · Ask yourself…"What needs to be done first?" · Ask supportive family members for support. · Trust that you know what's best for you. · How's your integrity? Are your thoughts, feelings and actions matching? If not, what can you do about it? · Forgive yourself...being angry hurts your soul. · Buy yourself...some flowers or send yourself a card! · Forgive someone...being angry uses lots of energy. · Happiness is...enjoying what you have. · Change negative self-talk into positive affirmations...I am ____________. · Tell someone who cares about you what is bothering you. · Call a friend…to talk or go out for ________________. · Call someone...to let them know that you are thinking about them. · Call someone...Go out to lunch, for coffee or for a walk. · Breath...take 3 deep breaths. Hold it to the count of 3. Slowly exhale. Do this 2 times or until you calm down · Go to the movies, concert or play. · Call a friend for support. · Find a quiet place to read a book. · Get a ...massage, manicure or pedicure. · Connect...Join a club or organization. Volunteer in some way. · Make a list of the 10 things you're tolerating. · Read a book for 30-minutes. · Write a list of the things you are grateful for. · Learn how to say NO! (without feeling guilty!) · Do absolutely nothing! · Sit down. Possibly listen to some enjoyable music with a cup of your favorite beverage. · Rent a movie that makes you laugh. · Speed up or slow down. Only you know which you need to do! · Get enough sleep...take a nap if you need to. · Exercise...go for a walk by yourself or with someone you love. Do whatever type of exercise you're willing to do. · Spend 30 minutes doing something you really, really enjoy. · Purchase something...that you can afford and want. · Do something on your "To Complete" list... or start a list. · Find a quiet place...go into the bathroom and lock the door if you must! Close your eyes for a few moments and think about something positive. · Do something special for someone else...and don't tell them what you did! · Draw or color. Remember that your children's books belong to them so ask permission! · Meditate and pray... By yourself or as part of a group. · Remember...what my life purpose is. · Remember...that no one is perfect. · Saying "no" to others often means saying "yes" to you!