my mistake

I really get worked up over mistakes. I literally go into panic mode very quickly when I discover that I have made a mistake. Why can’t I just accept it? I will make mistakes and sometimes they can be corrected. Okay, not always, but I have to start from the premise that correcting the mistake is a possibility. I normally respond with a panic, after telling myself, “Oh, my God! I’m doomed! Why me?!” My heart starts to race and my breathing quickens. Why do I let this happen? I try to stay calm, but it is usually too late. I’ve already worked myself up beyond repair.

my mistake
worked up
panic mode
accept it
I’m doomed
why me
calm down
fix it
too late
my mistake

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2 Responses to my mistake

  1. Eli says:

    I think acknowledging is the first step and who have done that!

  2. idiotwriter says:

    Why do we do these things to ourselves?? I get that heart in my throat feeling when I get a little angsty – breathing occasionally helps…or writing ;) Great expression of this feeling with your words.

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