Do you ever have one of those days when things are just not going your way? Today, was one of those days for me. Taking risks in trying new things can be exciting, but not today. It was more anxiety-producing than fun or exciting.
I can complain. I can think the worst. I can give myself a headache thinking about it. But in the larger scheme of things - what does it really matter? Most of us want things to be exactly how we want them to be. When they don't go as we think they should, we can react with anger, fear, disappointment, moodiness, defeat. Doing this just adds to the agitation, it doesn't help at all. We have to surrender to the truth that sometimes, we have absolutely no control over a situation.
Adjusting to, and creating a "new normal" after loss stinks. Rearranging your life, not having support in the ways you would like, having to reach out of your comfort zone is not so much fun. In fact, it's down-right annoying.
We do have a choice though, in how we react to our day, to our circumstances, to our own thoughts, or to others' behavior.
For the rest of today, I think it's a good idea to simply, roll with the waves.
Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC: Helping People. Changing Lives. Sharon is an author, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Shelton, Connecticut.