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Today I went to work.

I did not feel like going, but I did.

I did not like to go, but off to work I started my week.

That’s what commitment is all about, right?

Commitment is doing things, not because I feel like doing it, but I need to do it. People rely on me to do it.

When I went to work 4 people were missing. Filling-in has to be done. RE-structuring of the scheduled activities was done, quickly because people were waiting. Plans have to be overhauled, changed.

Isn’t that what we just hate to be in? When plans are done and the unpredictable happens, that is the summation of STRESS.

But it was my choice to be stressed or not. I had a choice to be reactive OR be proactive.

I chose the latter.

Thus, today I learned that it is my choice to manage change. Whether I plan what’s to happen or not. Whether events beyond my control happen or otherwise, I still have a choice.

Today I choose NOT to be stressed. That's what matters most.

It is healthier to accept, than to be stressed.

How about you? What stresses you? How do you refuse to stress yourself?

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  1. Snap Catch January 6, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

    Have a great week ahead girl! please can you add me too... thanks from: prettylifeonline

  2. marie January 7, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

    hmmmm...stress? Pray muna for guidance. Learn to accept and avoid complaining, think positive kahit inis na inis ka na.

  3. idealpinkrose January 7, 2008 at 8:49 AM  

    i always try to be patient at work or else i will get much stress...everything will go well if you know how to handle it.

  4. idealpinkrose January 7, 2008 at 8:50 AM  

    oopppsss...this is really a great post sis..

  5. Mimi January 7, 2008 at 12:20 PM  

    we can either choose to be stressed or just roll with the punches... lately I have been trying to roll with the punches.. sometimes I manage to accomplish that and sometimes I do not...My husband is much better at avoiding stress than I am... because I tend to worry about everything!!
    but I am praying for both of us dear friend!!

  6. Hailey's Beats and Bits January 7, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

    @ marie = i agree with you

    @ idealpinkrose = thanks sis!

    @ mimi = i appreciate the prayers..

    @ snap catch = new blog? wow!

  7. Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal January 7, 2008 at 11:21 PM  

    Hi, Hailey! You've been tagged!!! My 1st tag for you he he...

    HOPE you feel like doing it. Thanks in advance.

    8 Things I am Grateful for

    Will be back for comments. ;)

  8. Biyahilo January 8, 2008 at 2:58 AM  

    hi just dropping by :)