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Everything is Not an Emergency

FYI: This is a raw, post that won’t be talking about essential oils, crunchy mom life, or even vegan fancy pants cosmetics and recipes. So, if hearing about my manic mood swings isn’t for you? Come back in a week when I’m talking about a new DIY recipe or crystal I added to my collection. Love you!

I’m attempting to work on some pretty deep personal development. I started last year and while I have made some progress when it comes to how I treat myself and how I talk to myself. You have to love yourself first, right? Now, my 2019 focus is to become more aware of how I treat others and how I react to certain situations that come up throughout the day.

Doing this type of work is ugly and messy! All of the emotions and realizations about yourself truly come to the surface and where you think you’re the best person to grace the planet? Doing personal development work means admitting you’re not. It means admitting you treat people pretty shitty sometimes, and it’s usually ALWAYS the people who mean the most TO you and who are doing the most FOR you! In this case, it’s been my husband and my Mom. Not cool. Not fair. Not who I am.

But, when you feel like you have to do ALL THE THINGS? Yeah. You tend to lash out irrationally. The kicker is that almost at the same time last year I made a post discussing my stress. So, after some pretty intense conversations I’m working on prioritizing. The most important thing to me is hands down Leo’s health, happiness, and well being. If that’s a 10 to me, then laundry shouldn’t be a 7. Doing dishes shouldn’t be a 6, and MOST DEFINITELY wondering if the dog has been walked shouldn’t be an 8.

Everything is not an emergency.

That, my friends is my 2019 mantra.

In other words? I’m really going to try to not yell at my husband and my Mom and overreact to the things I can’t control. I’m going to try really hard to take a moment to think. Think. Breathe. Repeat.

8 Comments

  1. I love this article! I have been moving my blog to more raw material lately because I find so many people can relate. I would think everything is an emergency until I hit an actual emergency and it puts things into perspective. Lately, I’ve been adding gratitude to my morning routine and it has helped tremendously in right sizing the situation. Thank you SO much for sharing your truth and the reminder to breathe. XO, Ellese

    https://rockpaperglam.com/lessons-learned-from-tragedy/

    • I think the great thing about this new era of the blog is that people are getting a little less “perfect” and showing their messy parts. I dig it! No one’s life is flat lays and perfect garage door pallet backgrounds, haha! I can’t wait to see more of your raw blogs, too!! <3 Namaste, girl!

  2. It is good that you started seeing a positive difference in how you treat yourself. We all have to move one step at a time and it’s great that you’re working on how you interact with others. Oh man, I can totally relate to you about the feelings tied to talking about this subject. Finding that balance between treating yourself well and treating others well can be hard, taking on more tasks can become more stressful and such. Though I totally agree, everything isn’t an emergency. One step at a time! Sending you positive vibes.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • I’m really making an effort to be more mindful of how I react to certain situations. It’s hard, but I’m seeing a major difference and I’m hoping that those who usually suffer the Christine wrath (my Mom and husband) will start to see it too!!

  3. I have a horrible habit of yelling when I am frustrated and usually, my husband or my mom are the ones that take the brunt of it, so thinking, breathing and repeating is definitely a good thing. I can understand, I overreact to just about everything in my personal life but somehow at work, I always managed to keep it all under control and I never could figure that one out and it always bugged me.

    It’s great that you are seeing a positive change in yourself and how you treat yourself. Sometimes the hardest thing is loving yourself and treating yourself right. It’s true to that not everything is an emergency and sometimes people get lost in the little things and fail to see the bigger picture.

    • Same here!! It’s always my Mom and husband too. I think it happens that way because we know they’re going to love us even when we’re at our worst. They’re safe. And I can definitely relate–work I can handle just about anything and at home? I turn into a hot mess! Good luck to you too on your journey! We’ve got this!

  4. I’m very quick to get annnoyed about things too, and I know I don’t always react in the best way for things. I’m the sort of person who feels like an evening is ruined if one thing goes wrong, which shouldn’t happen. But it’s really hard when you’re so used to getting into that mindset.

    It’s great that you’re trying to work on things, that definitely proves how much you care about people. Everyone has things in life they need to work on, and no matter how social media makes it look, nobody is perfect. Hope everything goes well!

    • I can definitely relate! I started actually doing a 5 minute journal which put some focus on my day/evenings and I’ll be posting about it. I am trying to remind myself, too, that a whole day isn’t ruined because of a moment. We all have our patterns we get into, which makes us human…but can also make us stressed!! Good luck you too!


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