The last few days have tested my ability to do this, as my mother is out of the island and though I have some semblance of what is known as a father, lots of the responsibility for my little sister fell on me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the little sweetie to pieces and don’t mind babysitting, but there was so much work to be done and each day (as she wasn’t feeling well and even more attention was required), I felt like I was being thrown further behind and parts of me wanted to give into frustration but, I didn’t.
In life we have to expect things to interrupt our carefully laid plans at least once in a while. It’s life and though the dictionary will probably say differently, that usually means expect the unexpected. Anything can happen and one of the ways to deal with these curve balls is to try to be ahead of the game. If I hadn’t been able to work around taking care of my sister because I’d already laid groundwork, I would have found myself in more of a pickle (missing meetings, etc) than I wanted to.
It’s great to have a plan yes, but we have to remember that as things can quickly change, we must also leave room for those moments. It saves us unwanted anger and other negative feelings and in the end, means that we can still continue on track despite whatever may come our way.
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