“Having a negative attitude about the challenges you face is a great way to snowball into feeling overwhelmed. Look at obstacles as opportunities to learn and tough assignments as chances to show the world (and especially your boss) what you are made of. Be confident in your ability to slay whatever dragon lies ahead.” Source: “10 Tricks Successful People Use to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations,” Lifehack
“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” Source: Richard Bach
“If you’re still feeling steamed from that interaction with your colleague or that snarky tone from the person in line at the coffee shop, it might be time to make a list of the things you’re grateful for. Gratitude meditations, or just sitting and focusing on what’s right in your life, will make what you’re angry about seem more molehill than mountain. You might also choose to think about the person whom you think has wronged you, and imagine what unique challenges they may be reacting to. Think about the ways that they could use some empathy, and try to mentally give it to them—that can often neutralize anger.” Source: “How To Control Your Anger: 7 Quick Tips,” PyschologyToday.com
“We all make mistakes whether it’s missing out on a great opportunity because you were scared, not speaking up for yourself when you wanted to, or doing something you’re not proud of. Feeling angry and blaming yourself won’t help, instead try forgiving yourself and resolve to do better next time.” Source: “5 Tips To Learn Self-Acceptance,” ConfidenceCoaching.com
“In every obstacle and challenge, there is a lesson to learn. Even though it can be hard to find this lesson. If you look, it is there. As you battle each challenge, immediately try to find the lesson. This will give you motivation and the strength to overcome the difficulty, and it will help you see there is a reason for the adversity in your life.” Source: “How to stay calm amid life’s storms,” FamilyShare.com
I could only think, “Why is he telling me this? Has he no shame?”
I was at a birthday party this past weekend when a complete stranger, after an hour or two of meeting, ousted himself to me as an adulteress.
We were sitting at a table, making small chit chat and discussing said person’s retirement plans, when the conversation did this weird twist and hopped from the toll his career played on his marriage to him sharing that he had been unfaithful to his wife.
“Spend time alone and with family. Many people feel cheated in life in that they don’t have time to just read a book, enjoy a hobby or simply contemplate life. Likewise, many would enjoy more time to spend together with their family. Make time for both in your life, even if it means saying no to something else.” Source: “15 Practical Tips 15 Practical Tips for Creating a Simpler, Happier Life,” LifeEdited.com