How flexable are you?

@savypat (20246)
United States
June 2, 2009 12:49pm CST
We lead our lives with many habits and time tables. How adaptable are you when something knocks you off your usual schedule ? It messes up my whole day and I have to stop myself from frustration and give myself a good talking to about not letting little things like a missed bus, late for work, missed meal etc ruin my whole day. What do you do in this case?
5 responses
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
4 Jun 09
Hi savypat, Sometimes I'm not flexible at all and let such things ruin my whole day, but I'm learning to do better. After all there is always a good reason even for little things like missing a bus, when we accept that we do much better. Blessings.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I am doing so much better at noticing the little things when the day is not going as planned, by doing this I can lower the frustration and often discover a hidden blessing. thanks
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Jun 09
Now this is something I am still working on, but I am getting better! I used to be very rigid when I was younger and whenever something unexpected came along I would fall apart at the seams. Over the years I learnt that, guess what? Life is the unexpected so I may as well train myself to go with the flow instead of getting upset. I do what you do, when something out of the ordinary happens I tell myself that I made the decision to be happy when I woke up and I will choose not to let anything change that resolve. It doesn’t work every time, but it sure helps!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Isn't it wonderful to discover that really the only thing you can control is the choice of how you react. Thanks
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
3 Jun 09
In such situation I adjust all my schedules.I know which have passed away I can't make them come back.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Next time this happens look for the hidden lesson. Thanks
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I usually give extra time into my daily rituals so I never fall back. LIke i leave for work early. That way if something comes up like a car accident its okay. Then I never put more in my plans then i know I wont get done. If I only have three hours before needing to get home then I dont try to fit everything in and rush to get it done. I just chose the major things and postpone the others. It helps prevent getting stressed out.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Sounds like you can handle just about anything. Thanks
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I have tried hard to learn the art of allowing for the unexpected. I used to allow it to upset me, so I began trying to look at things differently. I began a blog called A Beautiful Distraction to help me adopt and embrace interruptions as not so annoying. For me, health issues mean some days go better than others, in general, and I remind myself that the train going off the track will happen. It is a given. I now accept that, and try not to upset myself with it. Soon enough, things WILL be on track again : ) Karen
@savypat (20246)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Good advice, Thanks