Have you ever got an email or a phone call that manages to haunt you all day long? I recently had one of those experiences, and in retrospect it’s making me angry that I let it mess up an entire day. There will always be things that just slap you in the face. What it all comes down to is how you deal with it.
If you let that conversation replay over and over in your head, then you relive that anger, frustration, pain or whatever feeling you felt over and and over. Essentially building in your mind those bad feelings 10 fold. So… now how do you reverse that???
I’m certainly no expert, but I’m finding that I just deal with it, and move on. But to dealing with it, can be a pretty vague task. For example, you don’t want to tell the person off, because often it’s a misunderstanding, so you need to deal with it appropriately. A couple of things tend to help… it’s not foolproof by any means, so if you have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it. But in the meantime, here’s what i do…
1. Take a walk and listen to some of my favorite music or podcast. It helps me shift my focus away from the event and take a fresh perspective.
2. Write a blog post. Sometimes for me, writing is my venting. Once I get it down on screen, it helps me move past it.
3. Play with my kids. This is always a winner, even if I’m having a good day. For example, I ended the day watching a 1/2 hour of Star Wars with my favorite little man.
I’d love to hear how you handle a situation like this.
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