When You Just “Can’t Even”

You are on a quest to find your happy.
We’ve talked about the fact that “happy” is different things to different people.
You’ve made a list of things you are passionate about.
You’ve made a plan.
You know what makes you happy, and you have a realistic view of how to make that your norm.


But then Life happens and you throw up your hands to your face and blurt out
“I can’t even…”

Can't even

That’s life.

When that happens, go back to your lists, your vision, your plan. And get back to work.

And also, it might help to decide not to care.

Because you do care.

Confusing right? Not so much.
See when life goes backward and you find yourself sinking, then you need to make a conscience decision not to sink.
Someone says something and you feel unappreciated.
Choose not to care. Choose to ignore that nagging feeling.
Choose to go back to your plan and keep working.
Because whatever happened, whatever was said, you’ll be able to deal with it BETTER if you just go back to your business.

It’s hard work, this happy quest.
Don’t give up.
Don’t be sidetracked.
Need a refresher? Go back to THIS blog, work forward and do the exercises again.



About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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  1. “And get back to work” – this, definitely. Love your goals, cuddle and hold them close …

    1. I remind myself of this often. It’s easier to catch it right away and get back to it than to let it go and have to start all over.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I’d argue that there is a difference between joy and happy. I’d rather have inner joy than be outwardly happy as happy is determined by external factors which are out of my control.

    1. Yes, and I have discovered that if you talk to 10 people they will each give you different names for all this. 🙂 I try to switch it up some so that it if it doesn’t “click” in one post it might another. Definitely yes, the difference in “happy” is key to figuring out how to have a fulfilling life.
      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂 Love all these bits of wisdom I get from comments.

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