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Re: Bad session. Lost my safe place! (long) gardenergirl

Posted by Dinah on April 18, 2005, at 11:15:28

In reply to Bad session. Lost my safe place! (long), posted by gardenergirl on April 18, 2005, at 9:20:00

It sounds like a bad day on his part. I know we don't like to think of them as being so horrendously imperfect. Especially because when they are, it really *is* a waste of our money.

I work on an hourly basis myself, and when I am doing a lousy job, I generally put down the amount of hours that would have been necessary were I doing a good job. Wouldn't it be refreshing if they did that? "You know, I was not myself last week and I don't feel right charging you for that hour."

As someone who's struggled with this a great deal (grin), I figure the best thing is to chalk it off to a bad day until the next session. Then reassess it at that point. Which doesn't mean I don't fret and obsess. It means that behind the fretting and obsessing is a bit of confidence that this too shall pass. And in my case at least, a bit of confidence that it will happen again.

And I can often learn a bit about myself from my own reaction. In my thread above, I think I've gone from a general sense of shock to distress coupled with insight. Do you think there is anything you can learn about yourself in your reaction to his surprising behavior?

 

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