Today I almost googled, “how to grow a thicker skin”. I stopped myself… but then I did just for fun.
This is probably my favourite: the thick skinned
I’ve been riding this incredible life high recently. This morning, I practically woke up singing. I thought I had finally figured it all out – ha! Then one teeny-tiny event at work sent me plummeting into the “woe is me” abyss. I’d like to think it was the universe saying, “oh yeah, hot shot?! prove it!” – helping me grow. 🙂
Then I took a breath and did one very smart thing: I walked away. I wandered aimlessly for an hour. I bought some pants and then some lunch, and I went back to my desk with a clear(er) head to deal with the situation.
Sure, the ideal was probably to exude some inner calmness, remaining centred regardless of outer tides, but life doesn’t always work that way. The next best thing, I think, is to compose yourself before you do any damage. You can’t control the circumstances but you can control how you react to them… you know, that whole thing.
Stepping away to take a few breathes (a.k.a. regroup) means you’ll probably react in a way you can be proud of in the future. I definitely did.
Be kind to yourself. Please and thank you. 🙂