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!