Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Breathe. Trust. Let Go. See What Happens.

When I woke up Monday morning at 3:50am and couldn't fall back asleep, I knew I was in for a seriously serious day. 

The only benefit to that early wake-up and no will to fall back asleep is that the man-friend is 2 hours ahead of me and sleeping on my computer screen via FaceTime. Which might be a little strange, but it means that I can simply whisper his name a few times and get the same groggy sleepy smiles we fell asleep to the night before. (blugh, sorry - but I get to see him in THREE sleeps and I'm a little giddy).

Anyway, with the combination of the rainfall and the Monday blues and the flood of work emails - a rare and aggressive version of Jessi came out that I can only describe as my Type A alter ego. 

She walks a little more briskly, she plays a little more competitively, she does everything she can to be in control and stay in control. She has an agenda and when things don't all go to plan - it slowly causes an avalanche if she doesn't take the right measures to prevent it. Measures like breathing, relaxing, exercising, politely venting, trusting, encouraging - all of the things she does without hesitation most other days. 

In my years of adulthood I've proudly gained self-awareness and perception, two traits that failed me yesterday. That was until I made it to my new workout class in the evening and realized how great it was to sweat out the worries, fears, stresses and first world problems that meddled in my Monday. 

Today I pledge to hit the rest of my week with the best breathing, trusting, let-go-ing kind of attitude this girl can find - without being an actress. 


Breathe. Trust. Let Go. See What Happens. But please don't be an idiot about it. 

14 comments

Nadine Lynn said...

I love that quote! It is so true! I find that exercise is my favorite way to reduce stress or get my aggression out.

Jenn said...

That is a great quote--and so true. I'm glad you found your "outlet" at the end of the day...we've all had THAT day, but I really like your perspective on it. So much easier to get out of that way than sitting in your own blah-ness

P!nky said...

Go kick butt, lady!!!! xoxo

BLovedBoston said...

It's amazing what a great class can do for your entire state of mind!

Tami said...

I wish it were this easy on the days where the world seems out to get you! I should tape this to my forehead

brooke lyn said...

don't be an idiot! probably the wisest words i have ever heard.

Meagan said...

What a perfect quote. Also, it is so cute and lovely and sweet that you guys fall asleep on FaceTime. :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Such a true and beautiful quote

Kristen said...

great attitude girlfran. sometimes i really have to remind myself to breathe, vent but not bitch, relax and just let go.

kailyn marie said...

just let it go, let it goooooooo

Helene in Between said...

well said! I need to learn to do more of that!

Tracey said...

This is such a great quote. Really timely post for me...my husband had his performance review today and we are waiting patiently to find out if we will be staying in this city or moving to a new one.

Just Me, Angie! said...

Hakuna Matata!

Kenzie Smith said...

That last little bit made me laugh - just don't be an idiot about it. I have been going to Zumba again!! I forgot how much better I feel afterwards and how much I love it :D Just breathe :D