“Hard work can be terrific, and my activities can be highly rewarding. But I am striving for some balance. Today I will look at how I spend my time and set some of that time aside to relax.”

“Today I will spend some time exploring the most intimate human relationship I will ever have – my relationship with myself.”

“Today I will take a few minutes to acknowledge my growth. I am not perfect, but I certainly have made progress.”

“Ruminating thoughts can be too much to handle. My best hope in battling it is not to begin, because once started, it gains steam and becomes harder to interrupt.”

“I will exercise the power of choice by refusing the invitation of obsessive thoughts. If I don’t pick them up, I won’t have to let them go.”

“If you work on your mind with your mind, how can you avoid an immense confusion?” – Seng-ts’an

“I will remember that knowing my boundaries does not mean forcing others to change; it means that I know my own limits and take care of myself by respecting them. The focus, today, is on me.”

I am learning how to have saner and more loving relationships. Today I will offer support for those I love and still take care of myself.”

“Willpower cannot eliminate in a day troubles that have taken root and flourished in my life for decades. Things take time.”

“I can detach and still love, still feel. I can learn to take care of my own business while allowing others to tend to theirs. Today I can detach without losing compassion.”