Note to self: whatever it is, whatever seems like a life and death situation… for you, your career, your relationship, etc… is probably just not that big a deal. That monumentally important and earth shattering news/risk/error/whatever is probably the result of a conglomeration of unchecked assumptions and emotions that have cumulatively magnified into an emotional Godzilla, trouncing upon the reality of a simple bit of news/risk/error/whatever.
So take a deep breath and consider the larger picture. Is anyone you love – including yourself – laying in the hospital or worse? No? That’s what I thought.
Whatever it is, it’s just not that big a deal.
Now go on about your business….