Friday, September 20, 2013

Try To Give Yourself A Break


Happy Friday everyone! This is an EXCELLENT Friday, not only is the weekend right around the corner but today at the office for lunch I get one of my most favourite Friday lunch’s…Jill’s lasagne! Yay!

It’s kind of been a tough end of the week for a lot of folks around Ottawa. Emotions are on high and sometimes people are sitting down and wondering, why? To a lot of people they might not feel like celebrating the fact that the weekend is here. Maybe they are just getting through the day-to-day.

For more information on what happened to our sleepy little city this week you can read all about it here.

So, in light of all that has happened I thought I’d declare that today, we all give ourselves a break. That we stop being so hard on ourselves today and just focus on the important things. The REALLY meaningful things in our lives. To do that, here are some tips.

- Remind yourself that life in short and life is precious. That little thing that you got angry and stressed about? Forget it. When you feel your blood begin to boil today, try to brush it off. Again, life is precious and things are just things. 

- Say a prayer. And not just a prayer for yourself. Say a prayer for someone else that you may not even like that much. Ask God for guidance on how to love and understand your neighbours better.

- Laugh even though something might not feel funny. Sometimes it hurts to laugh. Sometimes it hurts more to laugh because for a moment you forget about your problems but then they come rushing back. But, laugh anyways. Laugh until you cry and even if it turns into a real sad cry let the emotions out.

- In tough times, people will tell you to move on. Your real friends will listen to your problems until you lose your voice. Find those real friends.

- When you do decide to move on leave it behind. Don’t torture yourself by bringing it back to the surface again. It’s not like ripping off a band aide. It’s more like picking at a scab. It might give you instant gratification but really isn’t making you better.

- Everyone has something that they are good at. Realize what you are good at and apply it in every way possible. Don’t dwell on what you don’t do, excel at what you can do.

- Don’t underestimate the power of uninterrupted thought. Complete silence. No phone, tv or music. No lights. Just you and your thoughts.

Just some food for thought! I hope everyone has a great weekend!



  1. I'm so sorry! That is such a sad and terrible thing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected and their families.

  2. Thanks, Lindsay, beautifully said. I had very close relatives on the bus, so have been doing a lot of praying, and especially for the dead and injured.