Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How Do You get To Be???

How to you get to be one of those easygoing, 'what could possibly go wrong?', 'might just have a little snooze while I wait for the results' people???



Can you purchase that peace of mind and ease of living?
And was I supposed to pre-order it?

Is it genetic?

Is it directly related to the sum total of negatives experiences endured/witnessed/read/heard from a friend of a friend of a friend?

Is it the result of a strong mind or a weak imagination?

Is it positive thinking or naivety?

Is there only so much chill to go around (and my Hubby has selfishly absorbed all of mine)?

Huh? Huh?
Well, is it??

Do you subscribe to the fabulous 'go with the flow, what will be will be, what is yours will not pass you by, bigger picture' mentality?

Are they still taking applications?
I want in.

Shar :-)

14 comments:

Bridget said...

I wish I did!! No, no, I'm definitely of the "think everything through a thousand times before, during, after it happens and drive myself wild with the analysis". The what ifs just kill me!! Don't worry, you're not alone x

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

born with it, definately born with it..;)

Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups said...

I am so a do my head in overthinking kind of gal. I try the other way, and it works...sometimes....for a little while. Then I go back to being me.
Is everything ok hun? I hope you are not waiting on anything potentially serious or anything. xxx

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

I wish I had that calm easygoing gene like my Hubby. Unfortunately I have the highly strung easily stressed gene. I sometimes wish I could swap, but then I guess I wouldn't be me.

Jen R said...

Im pretty 'go with the flow' having the last 6mths off work has really helped...but as you know from my post sometimes at night it catches up with me :( Thanks for popping over to my blog xx

Mama of 2 boys said...

Haha, I love this Shar, I really do. Does it come across that I am a total stress head who worries about everything and everyone?? Because I am and I do. And like yourself, I would LOVE to buy some of that calm and chill. Hubby is the master of chill. The number of ledges he's talked me down from, metaphorically speaking... well, I owe that man (not that I'd tell him that!) I guess the good thing for us is that at least we don't have hubbies as highly strung as us ;o) xo

SportyMummy said...

It must be genetic....I try so hard to go with the flow, but even if I can manage to achieve that during the day...my eyes still involuntarily snap open at 2am thinking...oh, no!

Posie Patchwork said...

Love it when we're on each other's blogs at the same time, yay!!
I'm really relaxed & easy going, never panic about my children & people either think i don't care or i'm just blessed with calm. Me, i calculate the risks in a nanosecond & my children are sensible, still children (wild, climb, jump, dive) but they are smart & make good decisions, ditto with who they are friends with.
My husband is a think a billion times first, but does it quickly, he stresses, he's a soldier, his world is life & death, he has enough worry in his world for me to not absorb it & be calm.
Straight up, not much has ever gone wrong in my life, i don't have many negative experiences to make me think of the worst & hold back. I can keep my eye on 4 children at a surf beach, happily trust my children will run free & happy at an unfenced school & not be kidnapped or run off . . . i put trust & respect in them, they feel it.
All that said, we're looking to purchase 100-250 acres of land to build a house on, my husband is skipping heart beats & i'm skipping in my step for the excitign future, we've saved the money, this is what we want, he just finds money, terrifying, where i see it as positive.
Want some of my bigger picture positive mentality?? Happy to share. Right down to driving 4 children, their bikes & dog 3500km solo, because if i didn't, i'd never leave the house. Just do it!! Love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Love it when we're on each other's blogs at the same time, yay!!
I'm really relaxed & easy going, never panic about my children & people either think i don't care or i'm just blessed with calm. Me, i calculate the risks in a nanosecond & my children are sensible, still children (wild, climb, jump, dive) but they are smart & make good decisions, ditto with who they are friends with.
My husband is a think a billion times first, but does it quickly, he stresses, he's a soldier, his world is life & death, he has enough worry in his world for me to not absorb it & be calm.
Straight up, not much has ever gone wrong in my life, i don't have many negative experiences to make me think of the worst & hold back. I can keep my eye on 4 children at a surf beach, happily trust my children will run free & happy at an unfenced school & not be kidnapped or run off . . . i put trust & respect in them, they feel it.
All that said, we're looking to purchase 100-250 acres of land to build a house on, my husband is skipping heart beats & i'm skipping in my step for the excitign future, we've saved the money, this is what we want, he just finds money, terrifying, where i see it as positive.
Want some of my bigger picture positive mentality?? Happy to share. Right down to driving 4 children, their bikes & dog 3500km solo, because if i didn't, i'd never leave the house. Just do it!! Love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh can't be genetic, my mother was a panic type & my father stressed about absolutely everything. ONLY my sister inherited those genes, my brothers & i are all very cruisey, successful & big things going on in our lives, but relaxed about it. Love Posie

dear olive said...

We all want in on that club! I hear meditation can help you with your application though. Kellie xx

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

Oh no way, man, when I am waiting for results or a big decision or email, I am a massive bundle of nerves!!! I didn't get that gene when they were passing it out either!
In normal day to day life, I am most often go with the flow. It's a necessity for my survival with the three kids!

MultipleMum said...

I am pretty easy going most of the time but I worry too. I worry when things have serious consequences and I have no control. I worry of I accidentally offend someone. It is an awful feeling. X

Kate Sins said...

I've realised lately I'm a 'go with the flow' kinda person but in my case it's just sheer laziness... but I think sometimes it might just be a case of not worrying about the little stuff.

But who knows, 'cause sometimes it's the smallest stuff that causes me the most angst.