Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Go with the flow
Making mistakes is human. It happens all the time. We may leave our car light on and drain the battery, we may wash delicates in the regular wash cycle or burn the garlic toast. Why do we often allow these small situations to create self-loathing and frustration? Chidlren rarely harbour guilt or upset feelings over mistakes they have made. Hitting their sibling, spilling milk on Mom's phone or getting dirty hands on clean window drapes has the instant reaction of negative emotion, then minutes later, the thought disappears, never to be brought up again. Like water of a duck's back, they face their mistakes and move on. When did we move away from this blank screen approach and instead fill our thoughts with should have and could haves untill our stomach feels the stress we've put it under. Be gentle with yourself, move onwards and upwards.