I feel like it’s very easy to focus on the small things that don’t really matter. There are times when I’m good at letting the little things go and other times when I’m quite bad. There are things everyday that irritate us and that’s just life. Dwelling on them isn’t going to make you feel any better.
Letting It Go
How many of you have woken up at 4am and lay there thinking about all the stupid things you’ve ever done? I know I’ve been guilty of this and it doesn’t make falling back to sleep any easier. The thing is there is zero point in thinking about what has happened in the past because you obviously can’t change it. I am getting better at this but there is still room for improvement.
If something has annoyed my I can go from zero to 100 in no time at all. More often than not I am too quick to go off at the deep end and can come to regret my behaviour particularly if it is an overreaction. What I am still pretty bad at is road rage. I lose my temper very quickly when it comes to other drivers. Even if you feel like someone is going to cause an accident, getting worked up about it isn’t going to change anything.
Putting Things In Perspective
I feel like I have been putting things into perspective more. I guess priorities change. At the same time I have been getting irritated with people who focus on stupid things, acting like their lives are over because they spilled milk. I need to stop letting that bother me as it isn’t my right to tell someone how they should feel.
I want to get better at letting the little things go so there are a couple of things I’m going to think about before I react.
Remember It’s Not A Big Deal
Someone pushing in front of you in a queue is irritating but at the end of the day how much does it really effect your life? Will it really matter in a day, month or year? More often than not the answer will be no.
Look At The Positives
If you look hard enough there is a positive in pretty much every situation. If I really struggle to find the good then at least I can feel satisfied I maintained my dignity by not flying off the handle.
Do you have any top tips for letting the little things go?