You can reduce feelings of anxiety by using serenity, courage and wisdom. This quick blog will allow you to step back and evaulate your situation, determine he difference between the things you can and cannot change, and then act on your knowledge.
Step 1) Describe a situation that you have been feeling anxious about in your own life lately.
Step 2) Think about the situation careful and realistically, then list the things that you can actually change about the situation.
Step 3) List the things that you really cannot change.
Step 4) How will it affect your life if you accept the things you cannot change.
Step 5) Are you able to feel serene about? Ask yourself, why or why not.
Step 6) Do you have the courage to change the things you can change? Tell why or why not.
Step 7) What might help you feel more courageous?
Step 8) WRITE and READ aloud : “I have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Balanced in Serenity, Courage & Wisdom,
Shayla Peterson, LCSW
Source : The anxiety workbook by Lisa M. Schab, LCSW (2008)
2 thoughts on “8 minutes to Serenity, Courage & Wisdom in 8 Steps”
I really like this. Have you read any Stoic philosophy? It talks about this idea quite a bit.
No, I have not. I will have to add Stoic philosophy on my list of readings. Thank you for sharing and glad you found the blog helpful with introducing you to a different perspective.