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Survived but Now I’d Like to Thrive

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I had an emotional bomb go off yesterday. I was able to hold my peace in the moment as we’ve tried numberously to work through the issues in the past without success. This person in my life just doesn’t get it and probably in part feels the same way towards me. The words they used triggered the deep wounds that I try to be patient with the very raw and very slow healing of. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever known or thought I’d deal with. I guess that’s how life can be. I switched up my plans and went for a drive and then did some window shopping while I regained my peace of mind. Spending time with myself at my leisurely pace seemed to help it roll off. It was pretty outside and I toured a part of town I hadn’t been to for a while. The greenery was worth noticing and was soothing to me. I did use food in part while comforting myself but I kept to some reasonable treat portions, included having a salad and didn’t let things run wild.
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    You handled your stress well. Situations like this can really trigger emotional eating butt your approach to deflecting emotional cravings was really good. Sorry you experienced this.
    180 days ago
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    181 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    My favorite is "Begin, with the end in mind"! emoticon emoticon This is definitely another one that's important as we sometimes "think" we know what someone else is going to say and jump the gun on the answer. This has been a learning experience for me as well. emoticon for sharing emoticon
    181 days ago
    Emotional baggage has a way of trying to control us and you did a fantastic job managing to hang onto your control and make healthier choices than you might otherwise have chosen. Your strategies were amazing and I applaud your self control and level headed thinking through what you needed to do. Pat yourself on the back and give yourself a gold star goodie to remind you how nice making smarter choices felt.
    181 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon Hugs. Those emotional upheavals can be devastating; sounds like you took appropriate action to get back to your peaceful, balanced center. I can sympathize: there are some people in my life that seem to have a 'different language' even though the words they use sound the same. Sometimes I just stop and stare at them because no matter what words I choose, they don't seem to get my meaning. Frustrating. Hope today is better.

    Peace and Care
    181 days ago
    Well done keep pushing forward
    181 days ago
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