Pathway to Serenity

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Bed SerenityIn all our busy lives whether that means working transactions as Realtors, presenting a home as a Stager, buying a home, selling a home, commuting into the office, fixing the broken printer, dealing with our children's problems, handling a health issue, there is more stress out there it seems these days than we know what to do with.

I do believe you can find peace amidst all the chaos. Some days it is not easy for sure. Sometimes you think you have consecutive black cloud days hovering over your head.

So I've served up today some reminders for you. That it doesn't have to overwhelm you. We all want calm. We want restfulness. Here then are tips for a:

                   

                                    

                                          Pathway to Serenity

1. Solve the problem that is nagging at you. Don't go around or through it. Fix it.

2. Stay away from the grouches. Identify them and drive your boat away from them. They are a drain.

3. Also, identify other sources of negativity in your lives. Words from people, their actions, a bad commute time of day. Steer clear of as much negativity as you can. It is something that wears your body cells down.

4. Know crystal clear what "you cannot control." A big part of the serenity prayer. That which you cannot control you cannot change. Acceptance is the key here for serenity.

5. Take time for prayer or meditation. Nothing soothes the mind like quiet thought.

6. Get away. Find your quiet spot. Find your relaxing zones. If you can swing it, practice mini-vacations. Real vacations, not ones in your mind.

7. Be Blessed not Stressed. Say thank you A LOT!! Thank your friends for being there. Thanks in your mind for all you may have going for you (health, home, children, finances, laughter, your strengths, etc.) You cannot say thank you and be stressed at the same time.

8. Lastly, do something for others ALL THE TIME. The universe works this way. If you are helping others in their lives it will circle back to you and take the pressure off you. Why this works I'm not sure but it does. Give a smile, and guess what, all of a sudden you are smiling back from them.

Remember the sun is shining past the clouds. It always has. You just have to believe that in your heart. That image should let you know that in the big picture everything will be fine and you will have that

                        PEACEFUL EASY FEELING

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Gary, this is so true. I never knew how much negativity took out of you and affected you until I made it a point to try to think more positively. I grew up around negativity, and til this day can't really talk to my mom much because she has such an "I can't"/ "I'm a victim" personality. It is hard to break away when you live with negativity.
August 26, 2008 05:58 PM
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I find that I must try to stay focused and keep my train on track. Lately it has derailed more times than I need. I just head back for the track and continue to move forward.
August 26, 2008 06:22 PM
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Michelle: Drive your life away from negativity the best you can. It's tough when it's your own family members. Then you just have to walk outside. Less negativity, more serenity. At least you can choose who you want to be friends in your life. Fire the pity party friends.

Judi: I like your image of the track and derailing and getting back on track. In the boxing world they say "keep getting up" after getting knocked down. Persistence pays off in the end. It really does. No quit in this dog.

August 26, 2008 06:36 PM
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Mara Hawks
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
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1. gotta work on that

2. check

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6.  have to get better at this!

7. check

8. we can always do a little more

Thanks Gary!

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August 27, 2008 10:34 PM
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Irene Woodworth
Color-Redesign-Staging, Trainer & Motivational Speaker - Idaho
Color and Redesign Academy & Redesign Boise

Hi Gary,

Thanks for another wonderful and enlightening post.  Our family is addicted to peace.  When we don't walk in it we start looking at what we need to get it back.  Learning to stay away from negativity and negative people is something that I continually work on.  It is okay to share our burdens with one another sometimes, but to complain and whine is another thing.  We have learned to take small breaks or pauses throughout our days.  We just need to pause and unplug and be still, thankful or just enjoy the moments.  Even with those very challenging days.  Of course, prayer and knowing that God is watching out for us, is such a comfort and a relief!   

~Have a Colorful Day!

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