Noelle’s Groundhog Day diary submission:
May 7th, 2020 3:25pm
May 7th…really? A snowstorm predicted for the weekend here in Northern VT…WTF, REALLY???
My BFF was in a car accident this morning while we were doing our morning check-in….really????? (she is OK, not her fault)
One of my mentors isn’t feeling well today….OKAY, REALLY??????
I am sitting at my desk in the middle of an unorganized mess and I don’t even really care, the kitchen is a disaster and there is laundry that seems to multiply every time I turn around….and I am SO SICK OF FEEDING PEOPLE AND DOING DISHES. I need a nail salon and my hairdresser and mostly, today– I want to stomp my feet and throw things…LOL… Fairly sure that most of you reading this know what I mean when I say “enough already” with all this…
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…how do we transform ourselves from all of that into positive, happy humans so that we can keep going? We recognize that circumstances do not dictate our moods—we do.
Our attitude is our choice and we can simply decide to be happy or grateful or enthusiastic etc—just because we SAID SO. I know, I know…some days it is easier to do this than others. Believe me—right now, every single morning I have to talk to myself for about 10 minutes to convince myself to be in a good mood and to get up and get going and make the best of what is happening.
What you resists—persists. We must learn to accept and be okay with what is so that we can keep going — keep doing the next thing in front of us. It is OK to be angry, frustrated, pissed off, sad, annoyed, lazy, unproductive etc.
It is not ok to quit or give up or make other people suffer from your nasty mood when you have one— everybody is having a hard time with some aspect of what is going on in the world right now—we can have space for how we are feeling in the moment and still move on up and out of that moment. We can have unproductive days—it is all OK. Don’t stress out over trying to do this the “right way” –there is no blueprint for how to navigate these times.
Just do the best you can every day, have Grace for yourself on the days that are tough and give yourself and other people space when needed. I will see you Sunday morning on FB Coffee Chat at 10am.