Sometimes we forget the things we know, and that's what happened to me last night.
It was an annoying day. My computer had gone haywire AGAIN and I was trying to make-do with a laptop hooked up to my monitor, mouse and keyboard. That made for a mess around my desk. The cords for everything were in a tangled, confusing mess.
Before I took the computer for repairs earlier in the day I had printed out things I needed to save, so I had papers everywhere.
My office was not a soothing place to be.
I had a lot of work to do, but kept getting interrupted with phone calls that went on for far too long. That always leaves me feeling annoyed and frustrated, and last night it seemed compounded.
Add to that the fact that my big cat was picking on the little one. Every now and then one or both of them would land on the desk, scattering papers. When I chased them off they glared at me and sharpened their claws on the carpet.
Then the dogs joined the fray. They wanted to annoy the cats, except for when they wanted to go outside.
I was at that point where I wanted to either scream or break something. I was way too wound up and upset to do the work I needed to do - and that made me even more upset!
Then, all of a sudden, I remembered that I do have a bottle of Feel5ive in the cupboard upstairs.
An hour later I was back at my desk, actually working. I still wasn't pleased with the inconvenient set-up, but it was no longer turning me into an unpleasant person. And... when I quit being wound up, my dogs and cats settled down too. I guess their misbehavior was just a reflection of the mood I'd allowed myself to get into.
Thank goodness for Feel5ive!