Are you having one of those days/weeks? Plans keep changing, calendar is full, yet more people want your time? Life outside of work is not cooperating to keep the stress level to a manageable roar? It’s all good stuff but just too much. That sums up my life right now.
So, it’s time for the best resiliency I’ve got. I have 3 things I try to remind myself when its one of those weeks:
- This, too, will pass. It will not last forever. I have gotten through worse than this. Much of what is going on is temporary. Breath, pause, believe it will get better. Just did that. I feel better already.
- I am enough. Get off my own back, reduce expectations, no one is going to die if a pup takes longer to house train or if someone has to wait a few days. I will focus on the most important things, prioritize and if some plates fall, it’s okay. Again, a bit more weight lifted. Yay!
- Face reality. It IS a tough week coming up. In addition to the normal work and home stuff, I have raised a litter of puppies and they are going to their new homes this week. I will miss the little savages terribly and it will be a relief to have only ONE in the house, instead of seven. It is a hard week, a week I have dreaded and looked forward to. Life gets easier in many ways, and new phases of puppy training bring new challenges. This is just something to be accepted; have my feelings and move through them.
What are your resiliency tips? Mine work for me when I remember to use them. If you need to find yours or remind yourself that you will survive, I’d be glad to compare notes – just send me an email.