Are you feeling tired? Overworked? Like you can’t take another step? All of the above? Yea, me too! Reflect on the information on the next page in relation to all those things that have the potential to zap your joy, your peace, your hope! Think about the fact that each of the “zappers” listed are all external forces – things that you have complete control over in terms of your reaction to each of them.
Promise yourself that you will flex, exercise, and tone your emotional muscles of joy, hope, and peace and that you will use your internal forces to navigate your ship – not the things that take place outside your ship!
Think and reflect on how you can exercise peace, joy, and hope until it comes so naturally all right by itself even when surrounded by a “hot mess” of circumstances that may or may not be the most peaceful things in the world!
On the chart, list those things, people, ideas, etc. that allow you to exercise that internal peace, that internal hope, and that internal joy that will make your emotional muscles stronger than ever!
Sometimes, things are dark outside; however, you do not have to run on solar power! Isn’t that a joy in and of itself? I think so for sure!
So, the next time that you find yourself in a dark place, do not choose to stay there! Pull out the following sheet, look at what you have listed, and “get after it!” Strengthen those internal emotional muscles –
Peace, Joy, and Hope!