Argh! Messed up at work!

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percycat
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   Posted 10/15/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Drat! 
 
So today I completely forgot about a meeting I was supposed to attend, and I hadn't even read the documents for it!  We've rescheduled for later this afternoon, but, boy do I feel frustrated and embarrassed and stupid!
 
I knew about the meeting, but hadn't written it in my calendar.  And then I just set the documents aside two weeks ago, knowing that the meeting was still some time away.  That's where they still were when a colleague came to see why I wasn't at the meeting!
 
So anyhow, I arranged to reschedule and then dove into the reading, but it was really tough to stay unfrantic and concentrate.  I've finished the reading, and then I tried to take a few minutes to settle my agitation - just breathing, pulled up a computer game and forced myself to just exhale all the aggravation away for a few minutes so that I could tackle the next task.
 
The tools I've learned here and through my counseling helped, because, aside from wanting to share now (and being pretty unsettled while doing it), I was able to let my anxiety go and spend the following hour working productively on something totally different.
 
Guess I need to do another little round of deep breathing and fending off and purging all the negative self-talk, though, before I dive into the next chore.
 
I'm so glad you all are here for me to vent!
 
Love,
percycat

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/15/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
devil  NOW Puss Puss
  Everyone has their good and bad days
Sounds like something I would have done
These days I HAVE to write everything
on a calendar in huge letters lol
Or believe me I ould forget everything
 
I am so PROUD of you for using tools to get you thru this yeah
Yes you are up to the next go round
AND you will do fantastic
 
Glad you come to vent hun
We luvs ya so
 
**BTW** that is new NN ,,,,lol
Hoping you like it turn
 
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percycat
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Tee, hee. Thanks, Lyn. You made me smile!

percycat

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad Puss Puss
I like when you are a smilin...........

Luvs ya

Lyn
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debaser
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya' need to use an computer calendar that you can set to remind you of meetings. I live and breathe by mine.
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   

debaser, I can't even find my puter calendar idea You are a puter geek so would you come and work for me?  My computer could be sitting in my office and I never got past the ER and to my desk.

Percy,

Sweetie,  I did that all the time however I had a pat excuse.............I managed the Emergency Department and I would be down working in the ER when I would get beeped and would simply say the ER is busy I will get there as soon as I can. So I could fly in with out my papers and  apologize for not going back to my office to pick up papers. Of course I would ruffle my hair, put a pencil behind my ear and make sure my stethoscope was around my neck.............. worked for me.

I really did get the job done and and never handed in a report late but patient care always came first.

I am proud of how you handled your anxiety.  Way to go, just breath and know you are a good person, the mind can get bogged down and there are so many meetings and  things do slip by.

Huggos to you

Kitt

 


 

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Buddha443556
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you recovered nicely Percycat. WTG! yeah

Hugs,
Buddha

nervymeg
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Percy!!

What e brilliant recovery you made. I have to go lock myself in the bathroom and do deep breathing when I stuff up at work. (altho I have been known to sneak in some soliatare as therapy too!) it helps stop those negative thoughts running rampant in my poor head.

I am so happy that you are finding all these tools helpful. They sound so simple...and I guess that's why they work. I'm sure nobody will even remember this by tommorow except you!

Hugs and proud little jigs! You are an inspiration sweet P

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/15/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Percy = you made me realize that when I dwell on things I can't control, particularly things that have already happened that I am letting anxiety get to me. I wont relax until the situation is fixed. I thought it was because I cared. I now realize how unhealthy that is. I am so glad you recovered nicely. Recently my school messed up and forgot to tell me I was scheduled for a big interview. So, I was a no show at the interview. I was a wreck until I could explain that I didn't even know about it and reschedule. I should have realized that it wasn't my fault there was nothing I could do that night to fix it, and deal with it in the morning. It is that kind of stress that kills my guts.
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