I am a type "A" personality. Just ask my husband, who is driven crazy by my 'I want everything done my way' ways. In my defense, I like to think I'm pretty darned organized and even headed about it. Except when we live out of a laundry basket full of unfolded clothes for a few days, but I like to think of it as having my priorities straight.
But I digress...
Anyhow, being this type of person, I also tend to let things get to me, creating a little gnawing feeling in my stomach. I worry about the little things, wanting to do something about them right. now. Last night I had a bit of an epiphany - I vowed that when things start to get to me, I am to immediately do something self-gratifying. Whether that is eating ice cream, folding the aforementioned laundry, going for a walk - whatever gives me a boost at that moment. The trick to this is, when I do one of these things, I have to slowly let go of whatever is bothering me.
And last night, it worked.
I tend to make things complicated, when really, most things are quite simple. Easy to say, hard to remember.
And, I think it makes me easier to live with.
Now excuse me while I go fold my laundry....