I think part of being human is learning to roll with the punches, to deal with any kind of personal or professional disaster that might crop up. You have to learn to deal with that stuff or not survive. ~ Amy Gerstler
When the unexpected happens, do you curl into a ball or do you roll with the punches?
Mondays are always busy for me. Not only do I have to play domestic goddess but I have a lot of business to attend to. Everything has to happen when expected or else my whole day is thrown off. I'm organized down to the last minute.
Yesterday, my schedule turned upside-down. I went down to do the laundry and discovered all the machines running. I exhaled and took my laundry basket back upstairs. What to do? What to do? I didn't have the time to wait 32 minutes for a machine to open up.
I decided to do it later and worked on the rest of my to-do morning projects. I'll do it Tuesday, I murmured. But as luck would have it, when I returned from my grocery shop at 11:30 am, all the machines were open. So, I did the laundry at noon.
Did this mess up my routine? A little. Did it ruin my day? No.
I rolled with the punches and that mentality helped me to get everything done yesterday without getting behind. It's not how I envisioned my Monday but at the end of the day, it was a success.
We all have instances like this when something comes up to put a wrench in our plans. We have a choice: complain or figure out a way around it.
Read the above quote and commit those words to memory. Learn to deal with stuff or you won't survive. Roll with the punches, people.