Do not worry about what others are thinking about your life, whatever you are going through.
Over thinking and over analysing situations, makes a small problem look really big and will cause undue worry.
Holding on to grudges robs the mind off peace,
Instead for peace of mind,
Let go of what you can’t control.
Focus on how you will go through the situation.
Let go off the past with all its disappointments and look forward to a New Day.
If confused between listening to logic and your heart, follow your heart.
Look for the beginning of something new in every ending in your life.
Do things that calm you. Relax you.
Unclutter your mind and the surroundings around you.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
reinhold niebuhr (1892-1971)
Patience is the ability to wait calmly in the time of adversity or frustration. Sometimes things must happen in their own time.
One can build on their patience by;
Identifying the situations that make one impatient.
Practising being more patient by carrying out tasks that require patience e.g. the commute in the Nairobi traffic jam, reading a difficult book from cover to cover.
Killing and reducing the stress brought about by being impatient with other activities that energize when you are put in a situation that you have to wait. e.g. reading an article from www.wachanikwambie.com blog in a traffic impaired bus commute
Be empathetic of people that are undergoing situations that make you feel impatient e.g. helping a young child understand a concept in mathematics.
Give yourself a break from the source of impatience.
Accept that which you cannot change.
Focus on the small wins in life as you wait patiently for the big win.
Being more patient ultimately alleviates stress and makes one a more enjoyable person to be around.
April 2021 – To New Beginnings
A New Heart
© Kwambie Nyambane, April 2021.