“Can I do anything about this?” …choosing how one might react to challenges or worries…

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I recently read about a potentially effective way to look at “worrying”…
(from The Worry Solution, by Dr. Martin Rossman )
to simply consider whether I CAN do something about a situation or problem…
and if  I CAN, to create strategies to work on solving the problem
OR…
to realize when I really CAN’T change what I consider problematic…
that, perhaps, there’s nothing I can actually DO…
and then, to try to learn “acceptance”

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So…I tried to put that idea into a simple, visual format…
to help me keep that “conscious choice” in mind…
“yes, I might be able to do something”
or
“no, there’s probably nothing I can do”

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Sometimes there might be nothing I can do to change a situation…
(I like to “fix” things…and I love everyone to feel happy, harmonious and content…
so this is a difficult realization for me)

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But…
sometimes, there are, or at least MIGHT BE,
solutions to problems…
whether in myself,  with other people, in situations, fixing house problems…
to brainstorm  potentially effective strategies and steps for solving…

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And so…
noticing when I’m worrying…
stopping,
considering whether I CAN do anything about this “worry” or “concern”….
if not, to learn to accept…
if “yes,”…. to strategize and take steps toward a solution…
making better conscious choices
choices that  might support more happiness in both others and myself…

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easy as that….
such simple choices…
I wonder why it seems so hard to do this in everyday life????
maybe it’s a matter of habit and practice?
okay…
practice time ahead…

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“can I do anything about this?”

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:D

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7 Responses to “Can I do anything about this?” …choosing how one might react to challenges or worries…

  1. nrhatch says:

    Good luck getting rid of the wee little house mouse . . . and with kicking your worries to the curb!

  2. sufilight says:

    I have something to share… I am more patient now. Really! :) I noticed that when the computer slows down which always made me very uptight, I am relaxed. I noticed when that tonight I had a few things to do at the same time such as placing an inventory order for our online business, had to a search, had to read emails, answer an annoying customer’s inquiries, etc I was patient; did one task at a time at a comfortable pace. The Sedona method of being mindful and releasing attachment to negative emotions is working for me. :)

    • And Marie, that’s wonderful that you’re more patient!!!…isn’t it such a surprise to notice changes in one’s reactions, without really realizing there has been a change? A wonderful surprise, indeed. Sounds like your hard “work” is paying off… and sounds like the Sedona Method is powerful and effective. I’ve read about it…think I’ll go read MORE about it now! :D (and just LOOK at those wonderful smiles in your comments!!!! :D :D :D …smiling back! )

  3. sufilight says:

    haha, noticed that I am reaally smiling tonight, didn’t realize I added so many smiles, LOL

  4. sufilight says:

    Haha, it was funny because as I writing I didn’t notice I was adding a smiley after each paragraph… Let me check your over 1,000 views page, wow ——————–> :)

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