I had a incident today that I was able to to overcome with the lessons I have learned so far, from reading a book on mindfullness. Of course, I had an immediate reaction to the incident – ie: tears, then I phoned a friend lol. The mindfullness came into play when I- A) – focused on breathing, and- B) tried to think of the big picture. Trying to keep my perspective of the whole situation and not lot my emotions rule my reaction.
Kinda like a bee sting – you can’t control where the bee is, you can’t control the direction it flies in, and if you happen to be in it’s path and get stung -don’t take it personally.
My MS has been a bit of a nuisance lately, and yesterday was a particularly rough day, you know -when you wake up more tired than when you went to bed, your body feels like a tub of wet cement and your vision is blurry but your glasses are clean :). Other random symptoms, but depression was the biggy.
Today – was much improved, which i probably why “the bee sting” was extra annoying. We all know that when we are feeling good, nothing seems to stop our flow of good energy -but when we are feeling depressed and down and basically out to lunch -the little things bug the bejuses out of us. Now I tried my mindfullness training yesterday- I need more training – but I knew that the best thing to do was minimalize the day. Worked pretty good. I also have awesome support from my sweetie whom I love very much and try to do the best I can, cause he deserves it. Focus on the positive. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Live life one day at a time and live every minute. Find your smile, fake it til you make it, Yeah I know this to be true. and then the sun comes out!!! OMG, what a difference that makes!!