Woowie! I have finished my second to last day working at FedEx, with only one day left and I am tired but trying to focus on accomplishing as much as possible before I retire to a game, movie or TV show for the day.
Something that has been on my mind since late night is going through or dealing with situations that are beyond your control. Such as being consistently blamed for how someone treats someone else when it is beyond your control, you have no responsibility over either of these people, but yet somehow its my fault?
I’m not going to go into details because I will choose to be the better person and respect them, their situation, and their identity, but I am rather tired of getting blamed for their own relationship issues with one another. I’ve wanted to go off on them both at times and simply lay it out to them that their problems are not my problems, I am not responsible for either of them, and they need to grow up and figure things out for themselves and to stop dragging me or others into it.
But I usually keep my mouth shut and have not yet hit the point of being enraged and wanting to slap them silly. (Thank God!) Getting through situations that are beyond our control seems really difficult, especially when you should not be one paying the consequences for the situation in the first place. What I’ve learned is I have to make the choice to not let the decisions of others in these types of situations affect me in my mood or behavior, and that there is nothing wrong with respectfully telling them you do not wish to be a part of the situation.
The hard part is actually following through in the moment of doing this.
Have you ever faced these types of situations? What have you done to handle it? Please let me know in the comments and let’s talk about it!
Until next time, signing off!