Today I'm spinning that thought off in my own direction. (now, don't be scared...)
I want to discuss things that make me feel successful.
This is one of those AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION POSTS...so get your reflection caps on folks.
(you know as in reflecting on your self and your life... NOT the hats with the little mirrors all over, or the ones made of high shine foil)
I've been down for a couple days. Saturday was the worst of it, but not all...mostly I just got down. Even post-hysterectomy I still have to deal with PMS so we can blame it on hormones :-)
Tonight as I got up and going for work I realized that I feel better today than I have in about a week. I started to wonder what had changed....
Well, for starters I got a good solid 6 hours of sleep. (come on now, everyone oooo and aaahhh here.) But it was more than being tired. I realized I felt better because I felt successful about 'yesterday' (it was yesterday to me, even though you'd say it was this morning...so roll with me here) Yesterday I was able to accomplish a few things that'd been sitting on my Todo List since last week. They're not big accomplishments, but it was bugging me that they were being left undone. I'd found myself so caught up in emotional turmoil that I was unable to focus on the things on my Todo List. So yesterday after work, I was able to sit and order a couple things online that I'd been meaning to order. Only then could I sit with my embroidery enjoying the rain and my online playlist.
I think that, as a rule, we forget the importance of the little successes. Simply being able to mark something off of the Todo List is a success. And every success leads to calm and contentment.
Hopefully, the next time my day falls apart before 10am like it did last Saturday I will remember to focus on finding success and not brood. Or at least I'll start singing this song which never fails to make me smile!
So, what makes you feel successful?
When do you feel content?