My day started with an irritating and unsatisfying call to a customer service department; followed by a dose of worrisome at the observation of winter’s harsh effect on my front porch; followed with a side of frustration at the lack of observable progress I’m making on a project. All before 9 a.m. Sigh.
What do you in cases like that – where your day is starting out in a direction you don’t like? I maintain there’s always room for course correction. We may not be able to change the circumstances but we do get to choose how we respond.
It just so happens that a group I’m working with is using this month to focus on compassion, with an equal emphasis on self-compassion. So I took some time and breathed in those energies today and watched what a difference it made.
It brought a spaciousness that allowed what had become pretty myopic vision room to expand so I could see what my next forward-action steps might be. And that shifted everything. I was back to seeing possibilities, and how much nicer is that?!
I knew I had turned a corner when I heard my husband laugh in his sleep and realized what a delightful sound it was. And what a delightful sign. A do-over. And so I began my day again, and this time I started with laughter.
Do you ever do day do-overs? What things are in your bag of tricks when you need to shift energies? Do share.