Sunday, January 13, 2013


"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's troubles; it empties today of it's strength."
- Mary Engelbreit

I saw this today and it really resonated with me. I am a worrier and spend way too much time worrying about things out of my control. One of the things having IC has done is make this trait even worse; it's something I'm working on in therapy but I need to work on it more.

I find myself getting upset over things that aren't worth getting upset over and I need to find a way to stop using that negative energy and use what energy I have into coping with the challenges I face every day living with IC. It really does sap you of your energy if you let yourself get all worked up over things you can't control.  This happened to me yesterday I will confess. I have what I consider a major discrepancy in my checking account and it's driving me crazy and to the point of tears. I got mad at family that was only trying to help me and had a total - but unnecessary - breakdown over it. 

My family are my strength and do nothing but encourage and support me. Taking my frustrations out on them was not the way to go and for that I am sorry. I need to work on this more! So I searched for some inspiration today to help me. I re-focused on positive things yesterday that got me out of my funk, made me happy and distracted me from this problem. We will find a way to resolve this issue and me using up all that energy didn't help the situation, didn't help me and certainly was not my finest hour.

But that was yesterday. The good thing about a new day is just that - it's a new day - and we can start over. We can try anew every day to do better than the day before. I want to work on this. So I hope my inspirational quote above helps anyone like me that needs to stop worrying about what we cannot control. Focus on what we can control and use that energy in a more positive way. This is my goal and I know it will be a work in progress, but being aware can sometimes help us improve on issues like this.

I wish everyone a peaceful and restful Sunday!

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