Resolve to Stay Sane
It’s finally a new year! Have you blown it yet? I sure have. So, what do you do? Do you throw in the towel on day 2 and wait 363 days to try again? Of course not! You pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes and your choices, forgive yourself and move forward. Did you cheat on your diet? Resolve to eat healthy today. Your body doesn’t know what day it is. Any day you start over and feed it well, it will appreciate. Did you disappoint someone you love? Ask for forgiveness. Did you only make one sales call instead of the 5 you said you were going to make? Do 9 today, or spread the extra 4 over the next few days to meet your goal.
The truth is, we all mess up. We all do and say things we wish we hadn’t and don’t do and say things we wish we had. The key is not to let it paralyze you. Just because you messed up yesterday doesn’t mean today is ruined. If you learn from the experience, chances are, you will never mess up in the same way again. If you understand what you did (or didn’t do) and really feel the disappointment of blowing it, you will likely do everything you can not to feel that again. No matter how you did today, tomorrow is a new day. The best resolution to stay sane is to know that we can always start over. No one ever achieved anything great without some failures along the way. Beating yourself up is not going to solve anything. It will only make you more miserable and make you feel like you will never get any better or never reach that goal.
I have a rule for myself. I let myself feel mad, upset, angry, hurt, disappointed, sad, etc. for one day. After that, I move away from that feeling. If I continue to let myself wallow in that state too long, I am not doing myself any good. Look at the big picture and see the good. There will always be disappointments and failures. That is called life. Dwell on the positives and soon the negatives will seem so small, they may even disappear altogether. So resolve to stay sane and make what’s left of 2018 great!
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.