“When I feel overwhelmed by disorganization, I tidy,” said Nia. Calliope scratched her temple. “I just read — Being a nice person doesn’t mean you have to sit through toxic conversations or interactions. Graciously, excuse yourself.” Thalia licked froth from the lid of her latte. “Recognizing your emotions and then shifting from displeasure toward higher ground. Nice climbing strategies ladies!“
I was reminded, by Puneet’s piece, of the AAA formula. Awareness, acceptance, action. For me there are times when awareness escapes me! Some “less than healthy states of being” can masquerade as old friends.
One practice I find helpful is sometimes called “Spot Check Inventory.” How am I doing in this moment? Am I feeling stressed, preoccupied, irritable? If so, what can I do? Sitting with that awareness usually stifles any internal debate about the status quo and then allows moving into the action stage.
Cappuccino! 🙃. Thanks for this reminder.
T-shirt: “2 STEPS TO HAPPINESS: (1) Get a dog; (2) Get more dogs” 😁
…and then a cappuccino!
Lots of cactus 🌵 here! Many more in Phoenix where I regularly spend time… 😏