I finally got back to work this week. This is what I learned:
1. It is great to have a job you are anxious to get back to.
2. It is hard to shift the nature of your relationship with others especially if you have gone through a profound change in a short period of time and they weren’t around to see it.
3. If you can’t fix what is, you have to change the way you look at it. Example: Airports are not designed for waiting nor are delayed flights created to produce frustration. These things are the Pause Buttons everybody is looking for in their lives that will give them the opportunity to feed those needs that get neglected in the rush of everyday life. All of those books I complain about never having the time to read will be devoured there.
4. You ought not rush your mother off the phone because you have ‘so much to do.’ One day she might get tired of it and give you an earful. Trust me, that kind of dressing down is no more fun at 51 than it was at 15.
5. Control, my drug of chose, though often the source of great anxiety, is also a cure for that very same irritant if used correctly.
6. You can stand down fear if you Give it Voice. I did that twice this week. I was about to engage in two separate, but equally ridiculous, habits that have no purpose other than to soothe my anxiety. So I said out loud “That is a Fear Move” and then I didn’t do it. That’s two more speed bumps in my Highway to Better that have been removed from the road.
7. I don’t care what you do it is hard to sleep the first night when you are away from home.
8. It pays to proof read. And even then some dumb stuff usually gets through.
9. Husbands get more handsome once you’ve been away from them for a while.
10. Vigilance is they key to correcting bad habits. I have got my crosshairs on Unnecessary Rushing and though I know there is no ‘kill shot’ I can, over time, put enough holes in it to eventually bring it down.
Well, that’s that.
Hope everyone whose having a rough time finds some peace this week. If the world won’t give it to you shut the door on it, take five minutes and create some of your own.
Here’s wishing you more of it . . .