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I need to let go of the things I have no control over

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I didn't sleep well last night. I fell asleep, but didn't stay asleep.

I'm worried. Work stress. You can see it in my last blog "Damn"

I need to accept that I have no control over what is happening at work today. It is what it is. I will need to face it when the time comes. And that time is not today. It will be tomorrow. Worrying about it won't change anything. It will only stress me out.

I can focus instead on what I can change. I can change the amount of laundry I have to do today. I can change my fitness today - I can go for a walk or a run. It will help me feel better about myself. I can make supper for Hubby and I.

I can control how I react to this whole mess. Yes, it will stress me out. At this point, I have to find a way to put it on a shelf. Not worry about it anymore today. Not even think about it.

I know. Easier said than done. That's why I'm trying to focus on the things I can change today. Maybe it will help distract me from the work issues.

I hate this. I'm not sure I can do it. I need to use more distress tolerance techniques. I need to put the issue on a shelf, and deal with the distress it's causing in me. If I don't it'll lead me to disconnect even more.
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    Take a few deep belly breaths and do set the work issue on the shelf! It is what it is, my friend, and however it ends up is how it's meant to be! You know how to roll with all these crappy challenges life keeps flinging your way, right?!! Fling them back and keep moving forward! You can do it! You're stronger than all that stuff, I know you are!

    Keep Sparkling!
    1938 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    I learned that when I was getting my divorce. Life is easier when you can learn to let go of things, at least it is for me. Look forward - never backward! emoticon
    1939 days ago
    I hear you.
    1939 days ago
    Wow.... you nailed it for me today. We can do this!! Keep positive
    1939 days ago
    just try to remeber that others have worse jobs or more stressful jobs like i am a United States Marine ( stressful job ) and i still think about the ones that have a harder job then me
    1939 days ago
  • HEARTS116
    I totally agree! I have the same issue. And you're right, easier said then done.
    1939 days ago
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