Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Writers Workshop: Daily Affirmation with Kitten Smalley

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Here's the prompt I chose this week:

“I need all the help I can get and if repeating something healthy and inspiring to myself several times a day helps, then I’m going to do it!” -What affirmation makes you feel better? WELL THINK OF ONE.

Well, kittens, I tried in vain to find a Stuart Smalley clip on YouTube, figuring it would enhance my little post. But it turns out I really don't need one, for my daily affirmation speaks for itself:

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

I just started praying the Serenity Prayer about two or three weeks ago, when I was going through an extremely anxious time at work. It was so bad it was really starting to get to me physically. My neck and shoulders were extremely tense, and I had trouble sleeping. So I started saying the prayer several times a day: when I brushed my teeth, on the drive in, breaks, leaving the building.

It really calmed me down, and I started feeling like myself again.

Things have been a LOT better--stressful still, but nothing compared to what it was like two weeks ago. I think it's made a difference. Sounds corny, but it worked for me.


septembermom said...

As you know Kitten, I have my own anxiety these days too. I like the idea of saying the Serenity Prayer. I know it will help me too! Thanks :)

Jenners said...

I do thing the serenity prayer is a good one.

I have "Serenity Now" on my cell phone screen ... which is both a homage to "Seinfeld" and my own shorthand for this prayer.