I don't even know where it came from.
I ended up working late and I was a bit anxious because I had an impending external audit that's really important for work. But there was something else under the surface. I'm still not entirely sure what it was, but I can identify where the negative train of thought started.
When I finally got home, I got straight into bed with an entire pizza to inhale to myself and a frozen cocktail. Hey, what can I say? Some people like retail therapy, carbs and cocktails work for me.
Fast forward to this evening. I got day one of the audit out of the way and some of the anxiety went along with it (amen!). And then the snow came down.
Firstly, I want to shout out the guy that was walking in the same direction as me to the station and shared his umbrella with me. Not in a "let me pull a faux-chivalrous one and try and move to her" way, but simply just to be nice.
Now, when it's pissing down with rain, it's all scowls and the odd FFS slipping out under your breath, but the same rain in frozen formation? How magical! Given that when the snow fell on my weave and my body heat melted it, I was going to end up with the exact same frizz situation going on, I should have been all scowls and cuss words as before, but for some reason it didn't rile me up in the same way.
Same rain, different presentation, different perspective.
And it just made me think, maybe the next time I'm down, I should try and reframe the situation. I could have all the same thoughts floating through my mind, and situations going on around me, but had I reframed it, maybe I wouldn't have wasted an entire evening eating all the calories, feeling sorry for myself and generally being unproductive and miserable.
Yes, note to self: REFRAME and REGAIN.
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