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Seeking Patience

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Supposedly, the third Monday in January is known as “Depression Monday,” where holiday bills have come due, and New Year’s resolutions have bitten the dust.

Boy, that is depressing!

I don’t make resolutions for the new year and thus am never depressed about failing to keep a giant, life-altering pledge after three or so weeks. :)


I have been a little bit down recently. Things with me are all systems go, as usual. I’m even getting more sleep. (Aside here: who funds studies which report things like, “if you don’t get enough sleep, you’re tired, cranky, impatient and more likely to take it out on others, leaving everyone miserable in your wake”? Could they fund me, instead? I could research the “duh” factor in other studies and report on that.)

However, my patience has been suffering big-time and I’m not sure why. Sure, there are always people, places, things and ideas to be cranky and dismissive about, but it’s rare I feel the need to go on the offensive. Brushing off the unimportant has become a specialty of mine – why now can’t I let the little things go? I’m busy and I don’t have time to sweat the little things! I’m also not much of a “fake it ‘til you make it” person when it comes to emotions, so I’ve spent precious time explaining and apologizing to precious people in my life. And that, my friends, is not okay (even if they understand and forgive).


I need to make a plan, yes? I’ve already cut down on my Facebook time and time spent listening to/paying attention to the news. The bf and I have decided to get out and socialize with friends more often. I’m trying to figure out the best way to lessen worry about money (even though I don’t have anything to worry about – I worry about friends and family. Derp.).

Maybe I want the impossible!? (Who? Me? Impossible? Never!)

Small, thoughtful goals:
--Cut down on internet time in general, Facebook time specifically
--Take a deep breath before speaking (surprisingly effective in cutting down on bitch-mode)
--Make one family phone call or visit a week, just to chat

Hope you are starting 2013 on a high note. Depression – hey, it’s winter in the Northern hemisphere!
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  • BOBBYD31
    interesting donna, sometimes we just take on too much and we spread ourselves too thin, just throwing thoughts out there. anyhow i love your plan to cut back facebook and hopefully the other two work out for you. have a fun spending more time with friends!
    2155 days ago
    wishing you the best. It isn't easy to stop worrying. Maybe emoticon you could put a time limit on worrying...five minutes maybe. then move on to something else.
    2155 days ago
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