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The Serenity Prayer works wonders for me:
- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
- Courage to change the things I can,
- And wisdom to know the difference.
John McCormack, CRS
La Jolla, CA
N E X T !
DEANNA EARLY - - ...
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Take a deep breath and focus on what is wonderful in my life. A
I'm with Susan Emo I had a family tragedy back in 2011 and I could do nothing but stare into space or get back up. The serenity prayer was the only thing that I could wrap my mind around
Zombie targets. 3:)
Give yourself permission to be hurt, pissed off, indignant, disgusted, depressed and miserable. 1 HOUR. Then go do something physical or something that 'gets you out of mind' . . . and finally, overwrite your inner programming with so much gratitude for what is good in your life that the experience will dissipate. Itemize that list and be specific.
Also remember, Rejection Is Protection.
Nothing you didn't get is right for you anyway. Love what you have.
It is not always easy Will, I am so competitive.
I try to remember everything is situational. Sometimes I can control outcomes, and sometimes not. I have a tendency to beat myself up first, so have to step back and think to see if I could have done something differently.
Call and friend, take a walk, brush it off and begin again. Mostly Will, try to remember the good times and believe that this too shall pass.
For me it's always a form of mind over matter.
Step away for a bit...
Nothing like a ride in the car in between appointments to cool down, revive and listen to some Kenny Chesney or Luke Bryan to get your spirits up.
Move away from any negative feelings and thoughts and step into the most positive aspects of my experience here now. That can mean stepping into an action that moves me forward or a fun ineraction with friends. Whatever is here that is good is what I focus on. Past is past.
Good morning Will. The only one that can get in my way is me, I will seldom get to a place of being down as I have a lot of support around me.
I play with Willie the Labradoodle. It's hard to stay down around this guy!
Take a deep breath, think of something that is truly a life-changing problem and get over it!
It depends on what happened and how major it was. If the let down was due to someone else, I deal with it differently and get over it much faster than if it was due to something I did and should have been able to control. If it was due to someone else, either lunch with a good friend to complain to or some retail therapy can do the trick. If it was due to me, I beat myself up and usually start cleaning the house to take out my anger and hostility since I am not fit company to be around when i get like that.
I look to the sky
Try to forget about it and get busy and back to work. When you dwell on it is when it pulls you down.
I let it bother me for a bit but I know that I will learn from what ever experience has let me down. Then I pick myself up and say, "live and learn" and go on! :)
Life is short. Can't dwell on the negatives. I have too much to be happy about.
Going to the gym, it's so easy to forget the outside world in there. Talk with a friend - vent and let it go!
After I let off a little steam, I bounce back very well.
The 5 minute rule. No bad news will derail my plan longer than 5 minutes!
By keeping my lows on an even keel as well as my highs. Smooth sailing it is
Michael Jordan missed 12,345 shots he took in his career, and is considered the greatest basketball player of all time. We all get let down one time or another, but it is what you do afterwards that tells you what kind of person you are. If Jordan stopped shooting after he missed his first shot, then he wouldn't have become the greatest. This is what I think about if I miss a shot.
I stop working, take a break, get a good nights sleep, suffer and wake up ready to get back at it.
I talk myself through issues when they arise. Sometimes I get back up quicker then others. It depends on how personal the issue is or I perceive it to be!
Just keep in mind the overall goal - to enjoy my life, my family and all that I have
Having a good laugh with a friend. Singing a favorite song.
We start each day with a 'clean slate'
I just reflect on how blessed I Am and strike a positive attitude....
Will Hamm Count to ten and walk away. Next!
Just move on.
I bitch to Mike and he puts it in perspective. Over it instantly.
Try to focus on the positive or I take a break and go to the gym or play some video games to distract me.
It is simply human to be disappointed from time to time.
When that happens I say, "Annette, you can pity-party yourself until 10 then, get over it!" At 10 I repeat, "You can not go back. Always go forward."
we need to keep moving foward....onward and upward..... break the chains that bind you....
Depends on who and how I was let down.
Take a walk (alone) works best for me!
It is hard, sometimes you just need to wait until the next day.
Debbie is my rock. Being down is not allowed in her world.
It's not always easy but just move on.
parked and reading
I sleep. it is like recharging for me. Or I turn myself with yoga or running.
Listen to and mirror positive affirmations.
Isn't that what the boot straps are for!
Take walk. I also have a mix channel on Youtube of 80's hits that I put on and sing and dance to. That works for me.