*This post was languishing in my draft folder, need to publish it to keep reminding myself of it*
GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN
AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
LIST OF THINGS TO ENSURE PEACE IN YOUR MIND:
1. Do not think of the past
Do not think of the painful episodes in which they have not been understanding and have been demanding and hurtful. Start each day afresh.
2. Do not think of the future
Do not think about the 25-30 years of your prime life to be spent adjusting to their company. Put your trust in God.
3. Be clear about your priorities in life
Baby, your married relationship, planning another baby, advancement in career, your careers, taking vacations together, spending time with family and friends, going out with P.
4. Take time for yourself
Read religious books, read good books, watch favorite shows, exercise, quality time with hubby and baby
5. Set boundaries
Be clear about expectations and how far you will go
6. Start with a clean slate, remove pain from your mind, remove angry thoughts and be peaceful
7. Make time for meditation and exercise – a healthy body and healthy mind assures peace and happiness
8. Make trips to India and stay with parents
9. Do not do anything which comes unnaturally to you or don’t do anything in expectation of appreciation or praise
10. Trust hubby and do not fight with him