Monday, March 23, 2015
Keeping It In Perspective
Why did I do that? Why did I waste two days, days I will never get back, worried and stressing over a doctor's appointment? The appointment was tolerable, I even like my new doctor and can see having her as my primary care physician for a long time. I learned I have lost more than two pounds in the past three weeks (I'm sure I'll find them again soon :-) ). And my doctor is very kind, she offered to let me come in monthly for a quick weigh-in and to have my blood sugar tested. The part of the appointment I was most concerned about took 10 minutes at most.
I am reminded of the Prego ad where a woman tries that brand after buying another brand of spaghetti sauce. She likes the Prego so much that she wonders about all the other poor decisions she has made, hilarity ensues. Considering the ratio of 36 hours of stress to 10 minutes of unpleasantness, I have come to realize how often I allow my mind to blow things out of proportion.
I'm not proud of that, but I am proud of the fact that I am a good learner. I learn quick and am always willing to reflect. So, I am going to make more effort to live in the moment, treat my time like it is valuable, and have confidence that whatever situation arises, I can handle it.