Monday, July 29, 2013

I wanna be like the Honey Badger


 I have such an ability to stress for nothing... it's amazing. I wish I was better at not caring. This morning I had a dentist appointment and I had been dreading it for a full week. It went fine and everything is pretty much OK. I did not use to be afraid of dentists but lately I am just afraid they will find cavities every time I sit there. Then of course they are fixing a part of the tramway rails (it's summer after all) and there were less trams going. I had checked my schedule on a website that supposedly gives updated information. The tram I was supposed to take never came, I had to take another line and then transfer, and of course I was late. 5 minutes late, which in the end did not matter because they were delayed and they accepted me anyway but in the meantime the boy had to call for me and they told him that either I had to wait 2 hours or I would pay twice for the lost appointment. Does anyone have a recipe for zen? I wish I was just more calm about things, but I just tend to worry over all the little non important things to the max at every little chance I get....

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  1. Oh that sounds like such a stressful morning. :( I definitely understand the desire to find some sort of anti-stress zen ... it's hard not to get worked up about things sometimes.

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    1. Yeah... learning to let things just happen is an art...

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  2. This happens to me all the time. I work myself up into a frenzy, and then it turns out to be nothing important at all. There are situations, however, where I've been learning how to deal with this. For example, I have an important meeting at work in the morning, and I leave the house early, and get stuck in traffic, and it takes me 40 minutes to drive 5 miles, and I start worrying about the meeting, and my job, and my performance... and then I take a deep breath and tell myself that there is nothing that can be done about this traffic, so I just accept it. (And then I get in to work 5 minutes late, and the meeting has been postponed by an hour...)

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    1. Yes I think that is the trick, if you can do something about it, do it, otherwise just go with the flow. (Easy to say)

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  3. I am the exact same way. It can get exhausting at times, specially when I'm actively telling myself not to worry about something and just chill but for some reason I can't. If you ever find the recipe for zen please do share!

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    1. Haha yeah, if I ever find that recipe I will let you know!

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  4. hahaha loved the video, I want to be like the honey badger too! I had no idea those guys are so tough, amazing. I am glad everything worked out with your dentist appointment. In those moments I usually try to do whatever I can do about it (like in your case, calling the dentist's office) and then repeat myself that there is nothing else I can do about it, that it is not under my control anymore. So I take the attitude of whatever happens, happens. It is easier said than done, but it works for me most of the time ;) I hope your week improved after that crazy morning x

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    1. That video is the best animal video ever. And you are right, it's about letting go of control and just let things happen. Week is going well, calm but well.

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  5. Yes, that sounds like me too. Things like that stress me out. When I have, literally, more than 2 errands to do in a single day, I stress over the timing and scheduling and worry about it way more than is humanely necessary. Let me know if you find a way to the zen path...

    On a positive note, hey, no cavities!

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    1. I'll let you know if I find the zen. They did actually find a very small cavity, but the dentist said for now we'll just keep an eye on it and I have to come back in 6 months.

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  6. I used to be like that, I would stress and stress about the little things, but then I moved to France three years ago. There was so much about my new life that I couldn't control, I eventually began to relax. Now my motto is, "if I can't control it, I'm not going to stress about it". The change definitely didn't happen over night but it did happen, and now I'm a much more relaxed person :)

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    1. That's a great motto :) I am glad to hear it works well too :)

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  7. Jajaja al parecer aquí todas somos un estrés en busca de solución. Yo no tengo qué decir, vivo estresada, aunque no es divertido, pero me cuesta demasiado no estresarme por casi todo. Supongo que es parte del ser "controlador".

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    1. Si, tenemos que aprender a relajarnos...

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  8. Hahaha :D Nope, no recipe for zen here. But I remember being on the internet some time late at night / early morning and finding that video. It's wonderful.

    I tend to try to fight anxiety with endless, super-thorough preparation, but it's time consuming and often comes to naught. However the few times I just try to 'wing it' and it works out, are so uplifting.. Thinking back on those helps when I go a little preparation crazy.

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    1. That video is so funny. I could not stop laughing like crazy the first time I saw it. He's my idol.

      Preparation is good... but with situations like this it's completely unexpected. "Winging it", going with the flow sounds like the best, should learn how to master that art haha.

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