Life is so unexpected and there are always unknown variables thrown at you everyday that may tear you apart. Try to hold it together. You can plan for life but remember that everything is tentative until it actually happens.
Some things are going to happen that are out of your control. Your computer may crash, you may get stuck in the worst traffic, you may be forced to wait an extra day for something, people may cancel plans you have been looking forward to, you might break a leg right before a HUGE event, etc. things. just. happen.
You have two choices in circumstances like these. First, you can get angry, let it ruin your entire day, be the least appealing person for anyone to be around and mope. OR you can acknowledge that you are disappointed and frustrated, take a deep breathe (or ten), and then carry on with your day and your life.
Make the most of the situation. Spend the extra time in your car in traffic talking to friend you lost touch with, or just jamming out to your favorite tunes. Spend the few days without your computer, finishing a book, or restarting a project you may have lost on it (the second time around is usually better anyway). Spend the free Saturday you now have, hanging out with your family or doing things you always put to the side (like trying that new recipe you found five years ago). Own that cast, laugh about it and use it as a way to greet and meet new people at that big event.
There’s always something that can come out of unexpected or unplanned for situations. If you spend your time worrying, or being angry because something didn’t go your way or how it was “meant” to then you might be blinding yourself from something even better or bigger. If you just let yourself focus on how things could have been if they didn’t fall apart then you are wasting valuable time. Sometimes one thing falls apart because it just wasn’t meant to happen. Other times one thing falls apart, because something else is meant to fall together. Keep your mind open and demand yourself to stay positive and find the silver lining in sucky situations. There is always a silver lining. It just might be incredibly small, so you need to actively look for it to find it.
Maybe you read the last paragraph and thought “wow, what a bunch of bull”. Alright, try this. Let things fall apart and go in different ways other then what you had planned. Be upset about it. Wish you could change things or turn back time. Waste your time and energy focusing on something that is the way it is and there’s nothing you can do about it.Let me know what you gain from that.
You can allow these unknown variables to be thrown at your head, give you a headache and ruin your day(s), OR you can catch them, reshape them and make use of them for something positive. The choice is yours.
Think about that while your weekend comes to an end and your “planned” week commences.