I have given up on today and I’m okay with that. Today has just been a “hit the ground running and dodge everything everyone is throwing at me” kind of day. Think dodge ball in middle school. Yep that bad. I have been hit in the head so many times I believe others can see the birdies flying around my head at this point.
So what does giving up mean? Simply that I am going to step back and recognize that yes, today does suck. I am encountering the Smack Down not only in by business environment but in my personal. The moment that pushed me over the edge? When I stuck my finger in my eye. No idea how I did it.
Recognizing that I am having a crappy day doesn’t mean I am having a slide. It does mean that I can recognize that I need to take care of myself. I know that my energy and mood are sliding from the stress of the day. Being aware lets me plan to counter it with some “gentle time”. Gentle time is quiet me time that allows me to regroup. I work on letting what happened during the day go. No beating myself up. I am allowed to take this time. In fact it is great for everyone! This time means that the sane me is who folks deal with instead of the crazy depressed nut! That is called “win/win” I believe!