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My Word of the Year - Whatever

Sunday, January 08, 2017

I have recently seen where many are posting their word of the year. They are words such as believe, persistence, and other just as noble words. So, I decided I needed a word of the year. I chose, "Whatever!"

Wikipedia defines "Whatever" as a slang word to mean "whatever you say" , "I don't care what you say" or "what will be will be". It's used to express indifference or in affirmation of a previous statement as "whatever will be will be".

I am such a control freak. I admit it. So when things don't go my way or as I think they should, I can get very upset or angry, I have a hard time letting go of the issue that is bothering me. I tend to turn to emotional eating as a means to deal with those feelings. I will eat until my stomach hurts. I come from a family of alcoholics. I didn't want to be an alcoholic, so I turned to food to stuff my emotions down. I don't want to do that any more. I need to learn how to deal with my emotions in a healthy way. I may not be able to change things out of my control, but I can certainly change the way I react to things. Hence, my word for the year will be "Whatever!

I have to learn to, "Let it go!" I can choose to not react to circumstances beyond my control and just say, "Whatever!" I need to repeat the Serenity Prayer. If something is within my control, then I need to work to remedy the situation. Healthy choices are within my control. I can choose to eat healthy, move more, and turn to God for strength. I can choose to not turn to food for what is ailing me. There are healthier alternatives to emotional eating.

I work for an CPA firm and it is the time of the year we start working 6 days a week. I cannot control the work load my boss gives me, but I can say, Whatever! I will not let this get to me. Depression has taken a hold of me. I want balance in my life. So, I will take it one day at a time and do the best that I can. And each day, I will say to myself, "Whatever!
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  • MISSM66
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    1109 days ago
    I know it's going to be hard for you, but have faith and you can do this. Depression also isn't a good place to be as it can control your life in a bad way. If you feel you need help, please do not hessitate to go get some. I was on pills for a while to help as well as talked to a shrink and both helped me get to where i am today. I'm no longer on the pills and still talk to my shrink but not as often as I did back then. Good luck, hugs
    1111 days ago
    Great attitude!!! Best of Luck to You!!! And keep sayin' Whatever!!!
    1111 days ago
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