Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Well Done . . .

I don't know what day I thought it was yesterday - I posted twice because I must have thought it was Wednesday and had missed my Ten on Tuesday post.

Clearly, I NEED this four-day weekend . . .

I did well on the train home today.  We got out a couple of hours early for the holiday tomorrow.  If I had hurried, I could have caught the special extra train that left at 3:15.  I didn't hurry.  I waited and got on the regular 3:20 train home.  It makes most of the stops, but I didn't mind.  I had a book with me that I'm reading - Cheryl Richardson's The Art of Extreme Self-Care.  It's quite good.

Even though most people got on the extra train, the 3:20 was a little crowded.  There were people standing in the vestibule, but I felt that many if not all of them would likely get off at stops before mine this time.  I was right.  :-)  I did have to do a little bit of my breathing exercise (breathe in peace, breathe out fear), but I was on it in a timely manner this time at the first hint that I might have an issue.  It worked.  :-)   I also sat in car 5 on a 6-car train.  Normally I would have been in car 4, but I dropped back a little further to hopefully avoid the congestion of people trying to get out closer to the platform steps down to the parking lot.  It was a good plan. Breathing, sitting strategically, focusing on the book, and looking out the window instead of at the doorway all helped me make it through what could have been another meltdown.

I'm feeling very good that I paid attention.  Yay Me!!

2 comments:

Liz said...

Those little things really help, don't they?

A :-) said...

Yes - all the coping skills I've learned have helped me a LOT. :-)