I left for a relaxing beach trip with my husband knowing I had quite a lot of work to get finished for my book. With a full plate, we both decided that a change in scenery was needed. After a long drive, as I was getting ready for bed, I realized that my focus had been on my book and I had forgotten to write my Wednesday post. I have not missed a week for over a year.
I allowed myself to let it go for the evening and slept well. It makes me realize that we are human and no matter how disciplined we are or hard we try, we will make mistakes. It is what weI do after the mistake that makes the difference to our serenity.
The tools I teach help me on a daily basis to move away from reaction, and move toward a healthy response. It took a few simple breaths to slow me down enough to realize that forgetting to post a blog was no big deal.
I guess the moral of this post is that we are human; we will make mistakes, get confused, and forget from time to time. The part of the equation that we do have control over is what we do next. Take the well needed pause so you can treat yourself with patience and kindness. As I sit with my cup of coffee, I feel calm, centered and grateful that I have a choice.
Let me know in the comments below what you do when you forget, get confused or make a mistake.