We've all read the fairy tales, we all know the facts. The poor, unappreciated girl - who is secretly a princess, suffers as she waits for her handsome prince. Until one marvelous day, they meet and he whisks her off to his castle where they live happily ever after. Right? Wrong. In fact, those grizzly fairy tales always stop a few paragraphs short of the really gripping tale! Lets take Cinderella for example. She and her handsome Prince certainly lived happily ever after, for about a month. Late one night, Cindy catches her Prince oggling another maidens bosom. Now, the fact actually is, that Princey was momentarily blinded by the dazzle of her brooch but how was Cindy to know that? Cindy rallied her war cry and pulled out her most powerful weapon of all; the silent treatment. Her bewildered Prince spent the next three days miserably cooped in the dog-box. Eventually, in an effort to resurrect things Princey suggested a "fun night out" to which Cindy snapped "Quite frankly I'd rather spend the evening alone!". Believing her (silly, silly man) Princey downed a few coldies at the local tavern. When he eventually swayed home, smelling like a wet dog his odorous advances were... Denied. After a sobering sleep and dry-mouthed awakening Princey storms off to the office "where I'll get some bloody appreciation!" Ah yes, the hairy ole' fairy tale of our lives as we realise, the challenge is not finding our happily-ever-after, its maintaining it.
Make a list entitled: When The Suckies Strike and consider 5 things you can do instead of your old faves of sulking, raging or suppressing your negative emotions.
Walking up a hill
Playing with children
Doing something nice for someone