I woke up the other day, knowing that I was “off”…couldn’t really tell why, I just know when the sound of our cats cleaning themselves irritates me, then I am off. I did my best to center myself; went for a run, meditated, tried to do some energy work….still felt off. During these times, I have come to see that “damage prevention” is the best I may be able to do. Unless a situation is life-threatening, I try not to solve any problems (like calling my mechanic to check on the car, emailing the phone company to see why they charged $90 instead of $35 for our internet this month, …etc.) when I am in this state of mind.
I have found, over the years, that communicating during these times does not work out well for me! Invariably I get someone on the phone who matches my crappy mood and my frustration increases..sometimes I make the situation worse. What does help me, is to recognize that I am not at my best and then to give myself a break. It seems as soon as I am able to be kind to myself, I feel better. It is a part of being human to have ups and downs emotionally, and sometimes the best that I can do in the moment is nothing.
|“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln|