So, I chose to change.
Sometimes we can’t change the current situation, but we can change how we do things. A friend once told me that sometimes she would deliberately drive to work a different way. Instead of the highway, she’d leave 10 minutes earlier to drive through the park. Instead of going through town, she would choose a route through a quiet neighborhood. She said it gave her time to think and look at problems from another vantage point.
Change is good. Stress is often aggravated by long term sameness or feelings of being trapped in a given situation or position. Big changes don’t typically happen all at once but they are often initiated by smaller ones. It’s true of earthquakes, it’s true of life. Change is an attitude. Change is a choice. Initiate the change you seek. Circumstances may not change right away, but you can.