Happy Mindful Monday! Today was absolutely not the day I had planned. I had a ton of stuff I wanted to get done related to blogging and a new Health Challenge for April, plus my April giveaway. But, yes if you guessed by the tone of my title it did not go as planned.
I work second shift. I always eat my dinner in my car because I listen to news and just generally relax. I always lock my car, always. But, I was distracted last night as I was very busy and had a lot on my mind to complete before I went home. I must have not payed attention and left my car unlocked. Some Bozo just happened to be checking cars in the parking lot and found mine open. I assume that anyways, because the doors didn’t look tampered with. Stole my whole cooler lunch bag which just happened to have my wallet in it. Then they went on a spending spree. Now you might be asking why I don’t bring my wallet into my job. We don’t have lockers and there have been thefts there as well, apparently. Anyway to make a long story short, I waited 2 1/2 hours after my shift ended for the police to show up, and while I was quite annoyed I had to wait that long, it was quite worth it. Because I was patient and waited for the police report, I didn’t have to pay to have my license replaced and the bank will probably be able to get my money back. They were caught on camera at a Target using my bank card and they even tried to overdraw a bank card that was no longer active. So, I am hoping they will get caught. I have never had my purse, or wallet stolen, or had my car broken in to. It is a horribly feeling and I felt very vulnerable last night.
I didn’t get much sleep and had to start the day with cancelling cards, ordering new cards, trying to figure out what else of importance was in the wallet. I actually have two wallets, one with the real important stuff, and then one I carry to work in case I ever have an emergency at night on the way home. So, now I won’t be doing that either. I will carry 20 dollars and that is it. I am also considering a car alarm as well. There have been other incidents, apparently, at my job that I was not aware of.
So, yes I was in a bad mood all day. But, I experienced it and I learned from it. I made sure my daughter was aware and participated in the mess I had to clean up in hopes that she will be Mindful of paying attention to locking her car, her surroundings and not carrying items of value to soft targets. I still have a few loose ends to tie up, but for now it is over. I am happy for that. But, I am not going to lie. I am mindfully aware that I don’t feel all that comfortable going back to work.
My April Health Challenge and April coaching giveaway will be posted sometime this week. It may not be on the 1st though. I have a lot of catching up to do now.
Do you practice Mindfulness? How do you use it to help you in difficult situations?
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