So, I’ve been having some stress in my life recently with regards a particular issue to do with my home which a particular family member has not only brought to our attention but also got heavily involved with in terms of trying to effect an outcome. Apologies for the vague nature of that description but suffice to say that this is a potential health and safety matter which has now been assessed by the powers that be who universally seem to agree that there is no real issue and nothing to suggest any health hazard (also providing advice on how to stay safe and monitor the situation).
If that had been the end of the matter then things would have been fine and dandy (I took the advice given and feel that this is the best way forward). Unfortunately the family member in question has not been so happy to take this matter on professional advisement and continued pushing for an outcome which could be deemed more satisfactory. Many email circles have been travelled. Many ‘disgruntled of this parish’ type letters drafted and, for me, an increasing sense of losing control of the situation and feeling that things were being escalated to levels beyond the scope of this situation.
I spoke to my mum about how I was feeling on Tuesday and she agreed that I needed to take control of the situation and politely ask the person in question to take a step back and let me take over. This I did when I next saw this person on Wednesday morning and it was agreed.
Since this time I have felt so much better – more in control of the situation, happier to be around the person in question and just generally less stressed about the whole thing. I know that I may be berated for the path I take next but at least I won’t have third parties speaking for me any more (which is a bit like having the hubster hooting my car horn whilst I’m driving because he’s offended at another driver – so wrong!).
Being in control of your destiny is a crucial step in the path to happiness and I’m just relieved that I’ve been able to get some back this week!
Linking up to Word of the Week over at the Reading Residence.