Friday, September 18, 2015
Wow this week has been tough. Between Rosh Hashana, and everything else, it just hasn't stopped. We haven't stopped. A huge bomb was dropped at my work last Friday and the shrapnel has been picked up piece by piece this week. I can't share details but there have been moments when I've been very close to having a panic attack worrying about how some huge changes with the businesses I work with are going to affect my practice. I am a worrier and a catastrophizer, and all the CBT strategies I use with my clients to manage anxiety fell to the wayside. I let my fears and doubts get the best of me. Fortunately, I was able to keep myself together and to my complete surprise, it looks like things are going to be just fine [insert eye roll and "I told you so" from husband].
Today is nuts. I see clients then rush to a conference, then rush back to see a client in the evening. I work tomorrow morning too. The rest of the weekend is quiet...with the exception of all the girls' activities. Thank goodness!!
This whole experience was a good reminder for me to practice what I preach to my clients: Be mindful. Stay in the moment. Everything is okay now and worrying about worse case scenarios neither prepares you for them nor makes them any less likely to happen. Stay calm. Act when you can. Accept what you can't change.
My mom gave me a fridge magnet a few years ago which reads:
"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday and all is fine in the world"
Have a healthy, worry free weekend!