I have a story to share with you about a stressful situation of forgetfulness which lead me to feeling stressed out.
Yesterday, I arrived at home from work and realized I did not have my purse. I thought I left it at the office, but I was not positive. I searched my memory (what little is left by the end of the day) and could not recall where I left it. I lost it? The chatter started almost instantly. Consequently, I felt irritated with myself. Then, I found myself being short tempered along with being stressed out. I was loosing it over loosing my purse.
It was the end of the day and my energy level was low. Now, here is a chance for me to practice what I preach. Breath! And be present! I have written about both of these topics. Back in December I offered, “5 Tips for Weathering the Storm,” on being present and in November, I wrote, “10 Seconds and 10 Breaths.”
Additionally, I have discoved other tips from Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.d. Susan is author of 15 books including “The Search for Fulfillment,” featured on Random House’s Debate this Book blog. Her recent blog post, “The Agony and Esctasy of Memory Slips.” serves up some practical advice when we misplace items.
- Maintain conscious awareness when going about your daily tasks.
- When you’ve lost something, calm down and think.
- Have confidence in yourself.
- Recognize that you’re not alone.
- Rely on the help and honesty of others
Check out the details of each suggestion by clicking here.
The ending to this story. I realized there was nothing I wanted to do about finding my purse immediately. In other words, I had a choice to go to back to my office or stay at home and care for myself. You may have already guessed what I decided to do. I had dinner, relaxed and got a good nights sleep. Do you know where my purse was? In the office setting by the door. Whew!