Today I have an opportunity. The opportunity is to DECIDE how my day will go. I can face the day with courage and joy or I can nurse the fever blister that popped up on my lip yesterday and feel sorry for myself. I REALLY want to go with the latter, because I loathe fever blisters and they ALWAYS happen when I have something coming up for which I want to look nice. Nothing says “I’m pitiful” better than a cold sore on your lip. No one can miss that. It’s totally “in your face” and ON your face at the same time. I can’t like it.
I always notice how stressed I am AFTER the fever blister pops up. If I notice my urgent state of mind that indicates the dormant virus is looking for a place to manifest, I can pre-treat my stress by paying attention to my body and not overreacting to the crazy stuff that happens. I can drink plenty of water and pour Airborne down my throat constantly. I can relax or meditate or just be still and consciously NOT react to stimuli. IF I notice it in time…
NOPE. Not this time. Too many irons in the fire. All of them hot, all of them urgent, all of them vying for my attention. **sigh**
After a walk with the pup, I’m off to start my day. What’s that look like? I will let you know when I DECIDE. ❤ Happy Thursday!
[image (and good info!) found here: http://readyforhappiness.com/2014/02/12/happiness-is-a-choice/%5D