Don't take yourself so goddamn seriously!
I have a problem with patience. Mainly, I don't have any. And it is a sore point with me. I want it! I crave it! However, a friend of mine told me never to pray for patience because God will test you. LOL! So what am I supposed to do?
About a year ago I bought the Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I read a few chapters and, as with all other self help books, never picked it up again. That was until a couple of weeks ago. Now I cannot put it down.
He has this chapter on leading a tranquil, stress-free life that speaks volumes to me. In it he discusses Rule #6. In one scenario I would have bet the farm that he was talking just about me. Ya know, when you are on line and the person in front of you is taking forever to find the exact change and you want to scream or just pay for her order so that it can be your turn?
I realized that by feeling that way I think I am more important than her or that my time is more valuable than hers. And that produces stress. So he suggests that whenever you are in this type of stress-inducing situation, repeat Rule #6...Ramona, don't take yourself so goddamn seriously. I LOVE it!!!!!
Remember this rule and repeat it every time you encounter stress, pressure or anxiety in your life. Here's to taking ourselves less seriously!