I can manage stress because I accept what is out of my hands.
I recognize that others are involved in the equation.
Because I live and work with people, not puppets, I accept that I will not always get my way.
As an adult, I have the option of walking away from any situation that I deem to be unhealthy.
When I choose to remain in a situation, however, I am choosing to allow the others involved to voice and act upon their own opinions.
I can – and do – express myself on issues that matter to me or my community, but I let go of the idea that I can change other people against their will.
I can either find a way to work with their ideas and opinions, or take a different path with a set of people whose expectations more closely match my own.
Because I let go of the idea that I can somehow mold people or situations to my liking, I am free from the stress of feeling responsible for things outside of my control.
How are you sometimes treating your family and peers as puppets?
Have you been trying to change any situation that is outside your control?
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