Dear Stress, I am breaking up with you

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Dear Stress,

There was a time when I thought our attachment would stand the test of time and nothing could come between us. Unfortunately, the years have chipped away at our relationship and there is nothing left to hold on to. It is time to call it quits and go our separate ways.

How many times have I said I have had enough and never wanted to see you again, only to kiss and make up, then try again? Well, someone has to be the one to say enough is enough and I am doing it now. This time I am not coming back.

I will not let you control me any longer. I will not let you dictate how I spend my days, my eating habits, my social life.

I will go to bed and not let you control my mind. I will stretch and breathe deeply and say goodnight. I will start my day with gratitude...acknowledge my blessings, little or large. I will eat a healthy breakfast, make lists, and tackle my day knowing that I do not have superpowers and can't possibly accomplish everything.

I will practice acceptance and compassion. I will let go the uncontrollable and I won't engage with the unpleasant. 

You, dear Stress, are no longer welcome in my life. I have invited peace, joy and resilience to replace you. My mind will longer be my prison..It will be my wings..

I do recognize you have been my teacher. You have made me stronger and I thank you for that. 

However, I have launched into a new path and I will not look back.

Goodbye and farewell.