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6September 22, 2009Sometimes, I just need a reality check (cash would nice, too)

Posted Sep 22 2009 12:00am

Living with two chronic pain conditions, I have to remind myself everyday that I can’t sweat the small stuff. Many of us waste our time and energy getting upset over petty annoyances and bigger things that we have no control over.

I often ask myself, “Will this really matter a week from now, a month from now, or a year from now?” and quite often, those things won’t. I have learned the importance of patience and well, keeping my sanity in tact. There isn’t really much I can do about the realities that I have been dealt, and a problem is only as big as you are willing to make it. The last thing I need to do is raise my blood pressure and create a scene (and I am one to create a scene).

I quite often wonder about life’s lessons, and as I get older, I know the importance of patience, reality and well, not sweating the small stuff. There is only so much I have control over in my life, and I shouldn’t let the things that I have no control over make me (or my loved ones) miserable. That is fate and perhaps the work of a higher power, but sometimes, a reality check is all it takes for me to remember that.

I am human, and because of that, I have my moments. Sometimes, those moments cause me to break down and cry or yell or scream, etc., and being a control freak doesn’t help my case either. I have taught myself some great lessons by slowing down and looking at what really counts, and what is really important today. In essence, a reality check is something I need on a day like today (but I will take cash if that option is open).

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