It’s great to watch on TV, but when you let it into your life it can be a mess. Sure, there are many things to get upset about in life. But those things should not include- a chipped nail, missing the green light, having to stand an extra 90 seconds in line at the grocery store, and so on. The more you react strongly to even the most trivial situations the more you will generate the discomfort that comes from all that stuff- anger, fear, frustration-etc.
Learn to shrug off minor upsets and you will find the confidence and composure to weather the more turbulent seas of life.
What are you saying exactly- when you talk to yourself?
Take a little time to notice that today. Take a little time to notice how you feel when you talk to yourself. If you feel good, if you feel like the thoughts you think spur you on to reach your goals then good for you.
But if that is not the case then you may want to notice what goes on in your head. Are you beating yourself up mentally? Are you selling yourself short?
Why not try talking to yourself like your own best friend? Just try it, and see the difference it can make in the way you think and feel.
Does it pay…to rush around, trying to do as many things as you possibly can?
Rushing around may seem like a good idea but it is in fact just another way to add stress to your life. Do it now. Do everything right now. The more you get done, the better.
But if you really think about it, the faster you go the more mistakes you tend to make. That means you probably have to work twice as hard. And then ou get mad because you have to do it over again…more stress.
Okay, maybe we should be in a hurry to get certain things done in this world. But when we find we’re trying to do everything in a hurry then we may need to re-evaluate
It’s better…kindness and a smile. It’s better…to have a person have he last word without having to talk over them. We don’t always have to be right.
Kindness is so simple and it makes you feel so good, so why not practice it more? We know how it feels when someone extends a kindness to us. We feel that big smile coming on. We see the other person smiling too- and what better feeling is that?
Come on now…stop what you’re doing and ask yourself a question “When was the last time I did something nice for myself?”
Does your answer surprise you? Are you so busy taking care of others that you forget to take care of yourself? Do you put yourself last?
You know, doing for others is a wonderful thing. it truly is. But, you count too. Your well being matters because if you allow yourself to run out of gas then how will you be there for others when they need you? If you are sick or cranky then you are no doing anyone a service.