As you wake up in the morning, whether it be to a sun shining, to the rain pouring, or to the birds chirping, today is going to be a great day. As you get ready, make your breakfast and put on your daily attire, today is going to be a great day.
Some mornings, we don’t want to get out of bed, we don’t want to get dressed, and we most definitely don’t want to interact with others. When you have mornings like these, remind yourself that you are the only person in control of your day. When the lady cuts in line at the grocery store and you begin to feel frustrated, you ask yourself calmly, is she worth my anger? What are my options? Well they are to politely say something or just realize that not all humans are like you and continue to wait patiently. I personally tend to prefer the first option, as I am not confrontational, however my boyfriend suggests to speak up because they may not even be aware of what they are doing
Well, yesterday, we were driving through Colorado to go to a meeting and then I was going to workout. I realized after prepping all of our food and making sure I had my school notebooks to study, I had forgotten my gym bag. Of course, the only thing in the gym bag, which was sitting so conveniently at home, was my Bluetooth headphones. I don’t know about y’all, but I basically refuse to workout if I don’t have my music in my ears. I began to get upset, then Brendan told me I could turn around…but I couldn’t. We were already running a little late and I think tardiness is far worse than not having my friggin headphones. I still made a few comments as I continued to drive, and about 5 minutes later I said, “maybe I will just stop best buy or the dollar store and grab some cheap ones for my workout.” Look at that…within minutes of feeling angry and as if my day was ruined, I realized, I solved my own problem and it was not necessary to be so upset.
When we reflect on the things that once upset us, we realize how simple it might have been to react in a calm manor rather than a frustrated one. I looked back at the way I reacted and the things I said and just shook my head. I am not perfect. I have and many of us have had these moments over and over again in our lives. The key takeaway, just as when we were children, is learning. Learn from your reactions, your choices, as well as your opinions. Ask yourself why. At the end of the day, do you really think that one thing should screw it up?