What a day!

What a day!

Oh my goodness, my day got so very hectic, very quickly, that I thought I might cry from the frustration of it all!

It all worked out fine, but there really was a couple of moments that I felt so totally overwhelmed that I had to talk myself out of just sitting down and crying, or screaming at other people – grin.

How did I do that?  I’ll tell you…

  • To be honest, I paced for a bit, at one appointment.
  • I practiced deep breathing (I even let out some loud sighs, when I was alone.)
  • I weighed my options
  • I made a new plan of action
  • I prioritized, and skipped one item on the “to-do” list
  • I changed into a new outfit
  • I came home and relaxed

You see I had four commitments and then another one was added, not by me. I had time schedule changes, not by me, that put the other commitments in a time crunch.  Suddenly I was over committed and had to figure out how best to handle the day.  Could I have ranted and raged at the other people who were causing adjustments to my already full schedule?  Sure I could have.  Would it have helped?  Probably not.

I was able to realize that I was getting overwhelmed and in realizing it, I was able to stop an emotional overload that would not have benefitted anyone or anything.

Feeling suddenly overwhelmed?  What are you going to do about it?   Try some of the things I did, or come up with something else that works for you.  Being able to maintain your composure when you think you are about to lose it is a great ability to have!

Have a calm, relaxing, enjoyable weekend!


*Pam Horton is a Certified Stress Management Coach working with military families.*


2 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    Sorry that you had a stressful day, but glad that you figured out a way to get through it.

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