I release myself from worry when priorities change.

I am starting to feel the fear and worry of those around me. Therefore, I thought an affirmation this week was appropriate. I will say, I am also fearful. I worry about losing my job and the spiral of scary unknowns that will follow if that happens. But, I  can not allow myself to stay in that mental space. I have worked too hard to understand my body and my mind to allow fear and worry to take control of my nervous system. It has taken me years to get to this level of control and I won't go back.

I release myself from worry when priorities change.

I let go of unrealistic expectations. It’s not possible to see all the way to the end of my life and to anticipate every change along the way.

When my priorities change – as they will, likely again and again over the course of my life – I release myself from worry. Things may not be part of my original plan, but I trust that everything will work out anyway.

By letting go of worry, I free up my energy to find the best and most constructive way of dealing with the situation at hand.

By accepting the situation and letting go of my ideas of what could have, should have, or might have been, I release myself to discover and draw out all that is inherently good in my new circumstances. Only by being open to uncertainty and change can I truly discover all that life has to offer me.

I let go of the impulse to sit down in the road and sulk because it took a twist I wasn't expecting. I recognize that going backward is an impossibility. So I keep moving forward, knowing that walking down an unexpected path is still progress, no matter if the scenery may have changed.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.    How do I respond when my circumstances change unexpectedly?
2.    Do I remain open to change so I can continually learn and grow?
3.    What steps do I need to take to be in control of my mental and emotional health?
4.    Who can I reach out to and ask them to help me with what I may need?