I was thinking about the terrible, horrible no good rotten day I blogged about here, (I Would Rather Be Moderated! ) and thought I would share my “AHA” moment about it.
Had I simply stopped and thought before acting, I could have avoided ALL of it. Reminds me of one of my favorite sayings, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
At the gas station, had I stopped and used my BRAIN, I would have spent a moment and realized there was ANOTHER pump handle (albeit hidden on the side of the pump) or realized that the reason the nozzle didn't fit into the fill hole was because that nozzle WAS for diesel and that is the reason that one kept lighting up.
At Sears, if I had stopped and THOUGHT about it when I first couldn't locate my truck, I would have retraced my entry route, realized there were TWO entrances with cement columns, and that it was possible both of them led to the appliance department.
At the spa, I might have sat in my car a moment and asked myself if I had all I needed BEFORE limp/dragging my way there.....
Just like making that decision to light a cigarette after you have quit. Take a moment FIRST, think it through. Think about WHY you are giving up and what you can do about it. Are you Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired (HALT)? If so – take care of THAT first. What else can you do? Come here and blog “HELP?” Go for a walk? Call a friend?
THINK before you act. Only you can prevent bad days (or lost quits!!!)