It is ten at night, and I am really crabby. I forgot to eat today. Well, I did eat six oranges, and I kept meaning to open up a can of sardines and heat up some frozen peas. But I kept getting sidetracked. Meaning to eat and eating are not the same.
I drove my daughter to an appointment, then to the post office to get a post office box, dropped off a parcel to be shipped , went shopping for groceries, than came home and cleaned the seven litter boxes, worked on the cover design for my book, The Artist’s Manifesto, and took down the Christmas tree.
Oh, I ate popcorn too, and read one chapter in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink.
But I forgot to eat protein and real food.
So, at ten o’clock at night my family kept asking me, “Are you okay?”
“No, I am not okay. Please don’t talk to me. I need a time out.”
Whenever we feel overwhelmed by the amount that needs to be done, or caught up in a moment of anger, we need to take time out for peace of mind. — Robert Alan Silverstein
Here is my supper, Season Brand, Imported Sardines, all natural, wild caught, sustainably harvested, skinless and boneless in pure olive oil with steamed organic peas.
Food and a time out.
Now I feel better.
It’s a good idea to take a time out.
Don’t yell at your family, remove yourself, eat a few sardines and peas and take a time out.
Now to wash my dish and go to bed.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
What do you do when you get crabby? Do you take a time out? Please tell me in the comments. I would really love to chat.