Managing how I respond to stress is key to my peace of mind.

Each day brings its share of stressful situations. I understand that I am unable to control what happens to me, but I am resolute in managing how I respond to situations.

This approach contributes to my continuing peace of mind. My reaction to situations dictates how well I am able to combat stress.

I know it is easy to get caught up in difficult situations at work. External factors can make my workplace untenable.

But I learn to separate the situation from the reaction. It is important to me to display a positive attitude to unfavorable circumstances.

I am convinced that how I respond determines the impact on my health and well-being.

There are times when stressful situations get the best of me. When that happens, I counteract that feeling with healthy activities.

Exercise at the end of a hard day makes me feel very relaxed.

Meditation and pampering also help me to unwind and release stress.

I treat myself to a long soak in the tub after a rough day.

Pampering helps me to forget the cares of my world.

Today, I manage my response to stress with positive techniques that work well for me.

Living a less stressful life keeps me youthful and vibrant. I want to maintain my peace of mind, so I do what is necessary for that to happen.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. How do I cope with stressful situations?

2. Do I rely on the support of others to get through a challenging time?

3. How can I lessen the impact of a stressful issue?