I’m one that generally likes to keep what I purchase for as long as possible only replacing it if there are no other options for making it work.
I’ve recently been forced to replace my I phone 4. I know it’s old, but replacing it only comes because it doesn’t seem to work correctly anymore. It makes calls just fine, but for a smartphone, it’s acting pretty dumb these days. Most of the operating system is otherwise useless since Apple introduced a new operating system a while back. Obviously my old phone was not equipped to handle the new technology, so it’s become rather complacent only working when it wants to.
I know it’s old in standards of technology, but it worked just fine until implementing that new system which presented me with challenges every time I wanted to use it. Only serving to frustrate the crap out of me.
Sometimes I think they do this sort of thing just to get us to buy newer versions. And to further piss me off, because I don’t think we need to add more garbage to our already maxed out system.
I don’t handle forced change very well. Can you tell?? Don’t get me going on the new Obamacare..Laughing…
I can handle change very well if I implement it myself, but when it’s out of my control, I confess, I don’t handle it well at all. I try, but it seems to throw my vibrational center every which way but where it should be. I’ve gotten better, but I’m still not where I’d like to be with this type of situation.
I begin to think of all the time I’ve wasted just in the last two days trying to get this new phone to work the way I’d like, or I should say, the way my old one did.
Of course, everything has to work differently. Why would anyone want to buy something new if it continued to offer the same old things. We’ve been programmed to want more or something very different than before. New in my world is not always better.
Which, all of this by the way, then forces me to learn the new features which serve to throw me into a tizzy. Like having to buy something that I shouldn’t have had to is not enough. And then, add in, that I already have enough to do. And, I only seem to learn what I need the hard way. Which is through the frustration of not having it work for me at all.
And then, when I can’t figure it out, which seems to be often, I need to ask my daughter or my friend to help. I then begin to feel as if I’m imposing so I end up doing a google search, serving to take up more of my time, which sometimes works, and sometimes does not. What a waste of time….I may need to rethink taking the Bach Flower Essence Impatiens again. For, you may have guessed, of course, having no patients. Sometimes I need this one as an IV drip. On the other hand, I’m very grateful I have something that can help me overcome some of this frustration.
The real key to all of this though is to get me more comfortable with being out of control with my circumstances.
For some people, change can be an easy process. And for others, myself included, it’s a challenge. It all depends on what happened to you as you were growing up.
Did you have a childhood where things were constantly out of your control??
I did. So through learned behavior, experiencing anything new tends to throw me into a quandary every time.
It never seems to go real easy for me. Very quickly I find myself as a child, losing control and having everything around me feeling very uncomfortable. I’m also the one that gets served a burned meal in a restaurant every time when every other persons meal comes to them just fine. It’s not like I expect it either. It just seems to happen. So, frustration has followed me for sometime now.
So, for TODAY, I know I need to take a deep breath, get quiet, and begin to understand the challenge in front of me is one I can handle easily. I need to remember nothing has to be a struggle, I make it that way based on how I view it. I also need to remember anything is easily changed. There’s a saying that fits here…changing your thoughts changes your life.
I need to implement gratitude for my friend, as well as my daughter, since they serve as my HELP ME guides. I need to also remember, the challenges that are being presented today are ones I can easily overcome if I stay calm and in the now. I have to remember I’m not that child that has everything in her life out of her control any longer.
I have to remember I’m an adult that has options. 🙂
What about you?
How do you handle challenges in your life??
Are you thrown back into that child you once were, feeling as if you have no control, or choices, when you encounter something new?