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Java Talk: How We Cope On Difficult Days
Java Talk Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We haven't done Java Talk in quite awhile. A reader named Rosie suggested we chat about how we handle difficult days. How we bolster ourselves, in our own individual way, to get through them.
Personally, I usually fret and worry for a day. Which is a total waste. But it's hard to reprogram yourself. I'll try not to think about something, but before I know it, I'm thinking about it again.
Once I can get myself into a semi-calm place, I try to do something nice for myself. Go get an iced coffee from McDonalds. (Try the caramel, OMG it's good! I'm totally addicted to them.) Or I'll go to Barnes & Noble. Bookstores always relax me if they aren't busy.
I'll draw a bath and try to relax in the water. Usually I'll do the yoga stretching to prepare myself for said bath.
I try to read in the evening. It soothes me.
Yesterday I was in Target getting a few groceries. I could hear this kid screaming all over the store. Finally I came across the kid and her mother near the frozen food.
The mother was chatting with another mother, who was rocking her baby to and fro. Like there wasn't a child screaming bloody murder right there in their midst.
Alarm bells were going off in my head that said: "Get your stuff and get the hell out of here!"
I said something to the effect of: "Boy, I could hear that child all over the store."
She said: "Yeah, she's loud." And went right on talking. How you could talk over that I don't know.
I would have been embarrassed, apologized for any disruption, and left the store.
Life sure is different nowadays.
What do you do to calm yourself on difficult days?
Posted by Brenda Pruitt at 9:20 AM
Hi there! I'm Brenda. I live in a patio apartment with my two dogs. I write about living big in small spaces on a budget and enjoying the simple things in life.