Today was one of those ‘Wow! I’ve changed!’ days. This last episode of blood clots really has changed my perspective and attitude regarding how I deal with things. Today was a day of disgruntled clients, IT/computer issues (my lifeline for getting my job completed), bickering coworkers, and more. Previously this would have driven me into complete and overdrive bitchiness in which I would follow suit with griping, complaining, and thinking everything was out to get me. This time was different. When the tensions and stresses mounted, I did exactly what I resolved to do with my New Years resolution. I breathed in….then I breathed out…and repeated…. By taking on one issue at a time in order of importance, I started working through them. I actually looked at the problem…not one sidedly, but from different perspectives. While with the clients, I listened, not just heard, but really listened to what was being said. What I learned was that by taken a little bit of extra time, I could almost actually see what could be done and was able to honestly say I would do my best to do what would satisfy the situation. It wasn’t just lip service, I actually meant it moreso than I have in the past. We all are guilty of ‘yes’ing people. Its done for so many different reasons and we do it so out of routine that we may not even be aware of it. Today…..I realized it. Today….I learned it. Today….I changed it! Take a moment to… Breathe in… Breathe out…. Repeat!!!