Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I did not eat my way through this afternoon

Just a quick post to share that I just experienced a (for me) significant victory: I got really, really upset inside, headed to the vending machines that are mere steps from my office, put the first quarter in, and then stopped. I stopped and thought, "Eating chocolate isn't going to make you feel better." So then I started looking at the diet sodas and was ready to put my quarter in there instead, until I thought, "All of the chemicals in that soda aren't going to make you feel better, either." So I stopped and focused inward for about a minute to get in touch with what I was really feeling, and I realized that I was angry and frustrated by the meeting I'd just finished. And I marched back to my office with all of my quarters back in the palm of my hand and announced to a teammate that I wasn't hungry, didn't need chocolate, but that I was angry and frustrated. She asked if I wanted to walk once around the building, and we did. And we talked about why I'm mad and she offered suggestions and I'm still mad but less so and I have some thoughts about how to make things better.

That, my friends, is freaking progress.

5 comments:

JessiferSeabs said...

HUGE progress!!! Congratulations!!! Own it!

lisah said...

Good for you Denise, it certainly is progress!!!!

KCLAnderson (Karen) said...

It sure is!! And now that you've had one successful experience, and you weren't destroyed by those feelings of anger and frustration, you know what it looks like...and it will be even easier the next time...

You GO Girl!

Misspudding said...

Ooooh, good job!!!

gingersnapper said...

Awesome!