They can't take my peace
My motto when something stressful happens is “I won’t let it take my peace.” In yoga we work to create and maintain peace and focus. Let nothing be so big of a deal that you’re willing to give up your peace over it. When someone really pisses you off, ask “is it worth giving up my peace over it?” It’s not passivity. It’s actively choosing to grow what fills you up, rather than allowing what breaks you down to take over. It’s not “letting them win” but it’s choosing your own well-being over the game altogether. I am, by nature, a reactive person (pitta 🔥💁🏻♀️) and I can’t tell you how much I would stress and rant if left to my own devices. This just feels so much better.