First, 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!