This past weekend had its share of disappointments, minor in the grand scope of things, but disappointing none the less. The mood the disappointment put me in was an odd one for me. Most of the time when I do not get what I want I am quite capable of refocusing on the goal and trying again.
This time, however, possibly because there was not going to be an opportunity to try again it was particularly frustrating and the mood lingered. Worse than that it was like a spark jumping from one bit of frustration to another. Everywhere I looked the spark hit some nerve, some frustration that while not something that even comes to mind in day-to-day life was enough to make me angry and cranky.
So what did I do? How did I cope? I just rode it out. I tried to turn my attention to work where and when I could, and if you read last week’s post, you know there is always some work that I can be turning my hand to.
What I did not do was try to fill the space with false happiness. I accepted the moments of frustration and anger, but let them slide off me, move though me. I neither tried to hold them or push them away. I just let emotion be. Tonight I am in a better mood, focused and ready to rock another week of creative projects and doing awesome things.