"Have you ever cried over spilt milk?"
The other day I was busy in the kitchen making a curry paste from scratch, and you know that little cupboard with all your herbs and spices in it? Well mine are nicely packed in including packets of god knows what sitting in there waiting to fall out and go every where. I always say to myself every time I open up this cupboard sitting above my stove, "I really need to put these packets into containers or at least tape them up because if they fall out they are going to make an almighty mess."
Well you guessed it, this particular day it finally happened. Caraway seeds went EVERYWHERE!
Now normally I am a positive and calm person, but when things like this happen I sometimes tend to get hot headed with a couple 'F' bombs flying out of my mouth as I try to vent out my anger and frustration. But last week when the caraway seeds went flying all over my kitchen bench, stove and floor this didn't happen; to be honest I was a little shocked. I felt the anger rise and then I quickly extinguished it (all within seconds), I don't know why or how but I almost started laughing at what just occurred.
I grabbed the sponge and dust pan and started cleaning up without even getting stressed about it because let's be honest, 'why cry over spilt milk?' It has happened and there isn't anything you can do about it. It all comes down to whether you choose the stress + anger emotions or if you see the funny side of it and get on with cleaning up and not batting an eye lid.
To be honest, I was so shocked that I reacted this way, so much so when my hubby got home I told him about this little story because I was really proud of myself. I smile when I think back to this.
The moral of this story is not to get stressed and frustrated with situations like this where you can't really do much about it once it has happened. Our minds will pike up and start telling us off saying that "we should have listened" and in my instance, taped the packets up, but I didn't and instead of letting my little inner voice put me down and get my stress levels up, I shut her down and didn't give into those unnecessary emotions.
Next time when you are in a situation where you would usually get upset and angry, tell your inner voice 'NO' you are not going to make me feel this way. What's done is done and all you can do is move on with a smile on your face!!
Has a similar situation come up for you? How did you react?
I look forward to hearing from you in the comments below...
Be happy & healthy,