I'll think about it tomorrow!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RICOASTALLIVING.COM

water view by Karen Hurst RI artistFirst, I am not plaguerizing Scarlett O'Hara!   I used this title because after years of stressing over little things, this phrase has been popping up in my head lately.

For those of you who don't know who Scarlett O'Hara is, she is the heroine in the book "Gone with the wind". She is originally very self oriented (in present day would have been a constant selfie taker), who loses her parents and almost everything she owns as the Civil War swirls around her. 

No matter what happened to her, nor how devastating it was, her favorite line was "I'll think about it tomorrow" "Tomorrow is another day"

I read that book several times and I still have an antique copy of it   Why, because I felt it was historical and I envied the beautiful woman that she was who could say and do whatever she pleased. Apparently, even after all these years, her slogan still sticks in my head.

Today, I thought about that slogan.   What it actually means is that if something is too frustrating, you cannot drive yourself crazy. You need to step back and stop thinking it upways and sideways. Take a break! An actual break, like leaving the situation or just removing yourself to a different and nice area and STOP thinking about it, period!

I have tried this tactic and it really does work, There are days when I get myself stressed out over Real Estate, family, general politics, etc. Now I stop and ask myself, why?   

A break is really, sometimes, all you need to look at something is a better way, and sometimes it helps your actual thoughts and how you are feeling about something. 

So to the vain, self centered, yet beautiful and spunky, Scarlett O'Hara, I say thankyou! (Or perhaps I should thank Margaret Mitchell the creative writer of this timeless novel)

I am going to take one of those breaks and get back to RI Real Estate tomorrow! Or maybe I'll start painting another landscape. That always reduces stress!

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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
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I keep threatening everyone around me that I'm going to run away for 24 hours. LOL  So I totally relate!

Jul 21, 2016 06:22 AM #2
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Jeff Dowler
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Karen

Gone With the Wind was such a classic. I had forgotten about this comment!

I think it can work for some things, but certain situations required no procrastination. And in our particular market, thinking about it tomorrow could mean a buyer will miss out on a great opportunity!

Jeff

Jul 21, 2016 06:30 AM #3
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Oh Fiddle de Dee, for me it is the time to get way and hit a few golf balls.  Change of focus clears the mind

Jul 21, 2016 11:28 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Karen Hurst,

Gone With The Wind was one of my favorite books! Sometimes a step back is in order to get a different perspective on things. Thanks for your post..a good one. I just subscribed to your blog.

Jul 21, 2016 08:36 PM #5
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Kat Palmiotti
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I totally agree - sometimes we just have to take a break and think about it later (whatever our "it' might be!)

Jul 21, 2016 08:38 PM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing . I loved the book, 'Gone with the wind ." 

Jul 21, 2016 08:58 PM #7
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Thanks for sharing!!!

A break is really, sometimes, all you need to look at something is a better way, and sometimes it helps your actual thoughts and how you are feeling about something.

Jul 21, 2016 09:29 PM #8
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We all need to charge our batteries by going away for the weekend. Golf for me.

Jul 21, 2016 10:00 PM #9
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Rhett Butler knew she needed kissin & lots of it. At one point, he did give a dam

Jul 21, 2016 10:56 PM #10
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I like your post. There is a lot of truth to it. Funny that you have to begin with a disclaimer. A sign of the times we live in.

Jul 21, 2016 11:42 PM #11
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I have mastered this technique. Sometimes I need to step away realizing that nothing is going to fall a part for a few hours, or days if I don't react instantly.

Jul 21, 2016 11:54 PM #12
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My mother handed me the book when I was in 7th grade.  I remember thinking "no way am I reading that huge thing."  As you know, I couldn't put it down. Then I reread it a few years later.

And yes, putting off something until tomorrow is not always a bad thing!

 

Jul 22, 2016 12:10 AM #13
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Karen, this is just wonderful advice.  There is so much that we really can't control, except for our reaction to what we can't control.  And I think a lot of us are making ourselves crazy over things we should just let somebody else worry about.  

Jul 22, 2016 11:28 AM #14
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One thing I'm always telling people is not to borrow tomorrow's problems today. We have enough to stress about today. 

Jul 22, 2016 11:57 PM #15
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The movie is also my favorite. Have watched it many times and never get tired of it. Vivien Hartley was married to Laurence Olivier and is from Himalayan west Bengal district.  In real life she is bipolar very hard to live with....

Jul 23, 2016 03:58 AM #16
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Karen Hurst - well said! We all need to take a break (for safety sake, if we are on road....)

Love this punch-line:

"A break is really, sometimes, all you need to look at something is a better way"

Jul 23, 2016 03:35 PM #17
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Karen, I like your interpretation of the term.

Jul 23, 2016 09:51 PM #18
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Great share!!!

If something is too frustrating, you cannot drive yourself crazy. You need to step back and stop thinking it upways and sideways. Take a break! An actual break, like leaving the situation or just removing yourself to a different and nice area and STOP thinking about it

Jul 24, 2016 09:27 PM #19
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I am one of those people who need to take care of things immediately. I envy anyone who can put things aside and deal with them in a calmer note. That would drive me insane.  

Jul 26, 2016 07:17 AM #20
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Fiddledeedee - this is a great post and even better advice. The older I get, the more I like to take time and think things through. Hope you're doing well! 

 

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