Is the week over yet?

Have you ever had one of those weeks where absolutely everything seems to go wrong?  Well I had one last week.  And you know what the worst part is about those weeks?  Trying to let go of the negative feelings they foster.

I am an absolute believer in the notion that you get back what you put out and I try to be positive most of the time.  But, there are just some weeks that seem to snowball with one piece of bad news after another.  I know that the more I let it affect me, the more bad things will happen. But letting go can be hard. Sometimes I will do something extra creative to try and reframe things in my mind.  I’ll paint (though not well), draw or style a new photographic art piece.  Sometimes doing something physical like working out will help.  And when it’s warm out, I like to just take a walk in the woods.

You may not know this about me, but I like to be in control of things.  It’s part of why I own my own business.  But sometimes I have to remind myself that relinquishing control can be just as powerful and productive as holding on to it.  Earlier this week an opportunity fell through, and I’ve spent most of the week trying to figure out how to replace it with a different opportunity.  A good friend reminded me that letting this one go allows another one to find me. She reminded me that I don’t have to micro manage everything.  That, just maybe, this one fell through to make room for something even better.

So what is your philosophy when everything feels like it’s falling apart?  How do you let go of the negativity and find your positive?