I am writing this post after working a thirteen hour day at the Tiburon Art Festival. Since I have managed to delete the last twenty sentences I wrote, I am nowÂ forging ahead.Â Please excuse any sentence blunders since my brain feels like mashed potatoes and my bed is calling to me.Â No sales today but I have one more day to try. This path to becoming a successful International Artist is challenging!
I have been riding the emotional roller coaster the past two weeks and have been working really hard not to over react.Â My brain has been sending me negative zingers and I am finding myself emotionally wanted to react to little situations that do not deserve the energy.
These are some of the ways I avoid over reacting:
1.Â Take a deep breath
2. Remind myself that the emotion I am feeling is temporary
3.Â Think about the repercussions of reacting when I do not feel in calm
4.Â Allow myself to revisit the situation in the future if I feel it warrants it. (This means that if a week or two passesÂ and I am still having strong emotions towards the situation then it is time to talk about it).
5.Â Take another deep breath
P.S.Â Â If all else fails eat chocolate.
(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school.Â She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream and you will see her in the comments on the blog.)