Last week was the biggest week I have had with Radiant so far and it was AMAZING! Back to back appointments, starting a blogging course, finishing my Wellness Coaching course, week one of my Eight Week Lifestyle Program and other little projects I have going at the moment. I was exhausted by Friday night but it was great!
Friday after I finished my appointments, I had a dinner to go to and mind you I had done a class, then rushed back home to do a personal training session and then rushed to get ready for dinner; I didn't take a breath I don't think and this was dangerous I later realised.
My husband was on the phone when it was time to leave for dinner so I told him I would drive...his car.
Dinner was at a restaurant just down the road from us so it was a short drive but we were a little late so I was stressing about getting there (I hate being late to things). I drove into the car park, found a drive through parking space, but needed to reverse back into it to be parked straight (got to love concrete planter boxes).
Next thing I hear is crunch.......OH NO!!! I had hit the concrete planter box, my husband looked at me with shock (he was still on the phone to a mate) and I quickly got out to check the damage. Lucky for me it was only a little crack in the back light and no damage to the actual car. PHEW!!
At first I was so annoyed with myself because I have never backed into anything in my life & I was proud of that fact and also it wasn't my car. I felt terrible! My husband shrugged it off (he is good like that, not a stress head at all) and after the shock of it I realised it was my fault because I was in this rushed state of mind and not concentrating.
This occurring was a sign for me to STOP and take a BREATH. Before I got in that car I should have stopped for just a minute or two and refocused and taken a moment. What was the worst that was going to happen? We were going to be late for dinner, who really cares right? Better than having a car accident because I was so rushed.
Sometimes the universe throws things like this at us, and instead of getting all upset by it, try and figure out WHY it happened. Look for the lesson instead of focusing on the negatives of the situation because you can't do anything about it now that it has occurred.
In the past I would have gotten upset (maybe even cried) and beaten myself up about it for ages but not any more; I took the sign to slow down, so that is exactly what I did.
I would love to hear your stories when this has happened to you and now that you look back what do you think the lesson was?
Be happy & healthy,