Having these three words as a mantra can help us to navigate challenging times in our relationships and circumstance. We are at our best when we can calmly focus on the present, be positive and solution focused and be purposeful in taking next steps to improve our situation. Through pausing to breathe, identifying where we are based on facts and focusing on the strengths, we are stilling our minds and shifting our mindset. We can then identify the next small step we can take to improve the situation. This strengths-based approach helps to still our emotions and get the solution focused parts of our brains working towards positive action. As we step, more positive emotion grows and so does our agency and efficacy.
Prayer can be a great way to still our minds where we invite God to guide us in our thinking, to be able to identify the strengths of where we are and guide us in our decision-making towards next steps. In the Bible we are encouraged to trust that God will provide for our daily needs just as He does for the birds and plants. Trusting that God will provide, enables us to centre ourselves in the moment and bring our best selves into play.