I started doing Sunday Morning Reflections for the fun of sharing a little of the real-life challenges we all deal with outside of business. The feedback I get has been incredibly fulfilling, especially when I hit on topics like the challenge of Alzheimer's I shared last Sunday.
Well, this week I hit a problem that hasn't happened in a long time. I hit the wall and had my own personal meltdown. I was a train wreck! Too many projects to do; deadlines; not enough sleep; missing my folks and a host of little irritations sent me directly into a crash and burn mode!
When I was a kid and woke up moody, my grandmother used to say I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Well, I not only woke up on the wrong side - I stayed there all day! I was hyper-sensitive over everything until I finally took the time to slow things down, and here's what me back on track...
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy.
There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not."
And there it is - the bottom line and what I forget each time. It's rare I melt down, but each time, it's the same lesson: remembering that happiness is a choice. Sometimes it's difficult to make the right choice, but that's where the most inner circle of your network comes in - those most-trusted family members and friends who can help you through the process.
Wishing everybody a Sunday that's filled with peace and plenty of happiness. Use the day to relax and clear your head for the week ahead. Go for those eleven-second hugs I always write about - seriously, right now go hug somebody in your life and literally count in your head to eleven. See what I mean?
Happy Sunday everybody!
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