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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Loose My Cool

I've been struggling a bit recently. Definitely struggling. 

Patience. Jealousy and envy. Holding onto anger and frustration. 

I think it's safe to say that we've all had our bad days.....days where we aren't at our "best" by our own standards. And that's ok. It happens.

I hate when I can feel all those negatives building up, yet I can't seem to squash them. Then everyone around me might get the fall out from my bad mood.....though I try hard to keep it to myself. After all, it's MY bad mood....not theirs.

I've got to get all these negatives in check before I blow my top. Summer is just not the time to loose my cool. Any suggestions?

With love,
Mama Hauck

3 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry. I know just how you're feeling. I find that when I would notice I was losing my cool, I would often have feelings like "Well, the day is ruined!" and then I would get even more mad instead of taking a minute to tell myself to start over and try to get what little good I could out of the day. Once I let myself believe that the day isn't ruined and even if I start over five minutes before bedtime it's better than nothing, I had an easier time. And, this might help and it might not, but it makes me laugh: Have you ever seen Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood? When Daniel Tiger gets mad, his mom sings to him, "When you feel so mad that you wanna roar, take a deep breath and count to four," and I have been using it with Josie to help when she gets overwhelmed. The other day she noticed I was upset and she sang it to me! I laughed and then I did it and felt better. It was also a wake-up call that Josie can read me better than I thought she could. I told her if I look I'm gonna roar she should always sing that to me, and when she does it never fails to make me laugh and pause.

    Seriously though -- I know what you mean. I could have written this myself. Anger, jealousy, envy. I don't know why I'm struggling so much lately, but I am. HUGS!!!

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  2. My Dearest Rebecca, as your friend wrote sometimes it's just good to "let it roar" I know that it may seem a little strange but when I'm feeling overwhelmed, angry ...I let it out and I don't roar I SCREAM like Charlie Brown does ARHG!!! and I stomp my feet too. The other day I did a very small one right in the check out line at the grocery store because I did all my shopping and was checking out then realized I didn't buy the meat ARGH STomp stomp stomp...The feeling you have are totally normal Becca Lynn, to so many you may have the perfect life but we know better. You work (and the whole family) so hard and still things do not always go the way you hoped. So let the roar out, stomp your feet, shake your fists do it all or not then take a deep breath and know that you are Ok, well loved and missed...I love you.

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  3. Thanks so much for the comments!!! Truly means a lot to me.

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