I am an anxious person. I always have been, ever since I was very little. I am also controlling and particular, which means that I can be easily stressed out if things don’t go how I want them to. (I sound like a peach, right!??) I don’t get overwhelmed or angry or even super stressed, but just “flustered.” I have probably used that word more in the last two weeks that in my entire life and it’s truly been the best way to describe my emotions.
Something fell threw the cracks at work. Flustered. I walked out to my car to realize it had been hit by our neighbor. Flustered. Plans change and suddenly I am trying to reschedule a dinner date that’s been on the books for weeks. Flustered.
But at the end of the day, why? Everyone and everything is OK, things are good, and that’s really all that matters.
With the help of some really incredible self-care recently and just a tad of CBD, I am learning to take a serious chill pill and keep things in perspective. I also surround myself with people that have more perspective than I do. Whether that is my incredibly patient fiancé, SoulCycle instructor, loving family and friends, or even sappy country music, I need gentle and constant reminders to take a deep breath and keep things in perspective.
Control the things you can and let go of the things you can’t. Life happens, and every moment might not be perfect, but it’s pretty darn close.