I am totally about to loose it.  My brain wants to explode from frustration and anger right now.  I have just wasted a whole morning dealing with crap that shouldn’t have even been an issue.  Why do some people have to make everything into drama?

I have so much to do and they have screwed up my schedule for the day.  I’m not sure how I am going to get it back on track.  I was in the shop staining a dining table, that should have already been done hours ago.  I kept feeling my heart rate getting faster and faster.  I couldn’t handle it any more.

What should you do in situations like these?  I know the answer is to use my skills.  I normally would talk with my husband and maybe cry.  I sure want to cry right now.  However, he isn’t able to take my calsport-1260817l right now.  I’m racking my brain to figure out what the next step would be. I then thought about writing a post about it so that I could clear my brain and remind myself what skill I should turn to now.

As I am writing I am taking deep breaths to help slow my heart rate.  I am also remembering that I should go out to my yard and frantically pull weeds to get that frustration out.  As soon as I’m done with this post, that’s what I’m going to go do.

What are some good coping skills when you are trying to settle down?

As I mentioned before, some of mine are taking deep breaths, writing this blog, and yard work.  I also like to go for a drive with my hubby, go to my amazing massage spa, or take a nap.  I don’t have time for a nap or the massage spa and my hubby isn’t home.  I already had pulling weeds on my list of things to get done today, so that’s the winner!

When you are loosing it, sit back for a minute to evaluate what coping skills you know have helped you calm down in the past.  What sounds the best right now?  Are there any that aren’t even a real choice right now?  Which ones are really even doable at the moment?  You have probably narrowed it down to 1 or 2 by now.  Bingo, you have a winner, or two!

Now will you excuse me while I go frantically pull weeds?

I’d love to hear what you do when you are at the end of your rope.  Please comment at the bottom of the page, making sure that you are not still on the homepage.

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