Acceptance is a big part of Wise Mind Living and often comes down to knowing when and how to accept the situation you’re in. This isn’t always easy when you’re dealing with stressful situations.
Usually, the answer is when you can’t do anything to change the situation. Here are a few simple strategies that can help you:
On your way to acceptance, you can try distracting or soothing yourself to help deal with stress and get you through the tough spots without doing something unhelpful. Deciding on inaction is another good way to protect yourself while you wait for the worst to pass.
Catch Yourself in Nonacceptance
Watch for examples of nonacceptance in your life – they don’t have to be anything big.
This is a way to practice acceptance on the spot. And remember, it’s a moment-to-moment proposition. You don’t just reach it and move in permanently—you have to keep choosing it.