Maybe. I need to.
I fell down the stairs at work yesterday. I couldn't believe that I could fall down and injure myself 5 days before the half-marathon for which I have trained for months, and months, and months. So I chose not to believe that I hurt myself. But I think I can't persist in this belief since I am in pain. Today I will go to work and complete the "injury on the job" form and go get my foot looked at.
I want to cry.
But if I stay in today, it is all OK. My race is NOT today. It is on Sunday. All I have to do today is go to work and take care of what is in front of me. Not my entire life. Just today.
"On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 86