Let it roll… like water off a duck’s back-what somebody else is saying when they’re upset.
So often, their attitude often has nothing to do with you. The holidays can be a trying time for many.We like to think of it as all Santa Claus and shiny gifts, but many people feel a sense of loss.
Keep that in mind when someone lashes out. They may be hurting inside and just need some compassion. Don’t escalate the argument. Don’t add fuel to the fire. Just nod, stay silent, or walk away if you have to. Keep compassion in your heart.
You deserve it…a break. Life is about balance- because balance is what gets the job done right. Knowing when to work and when to stop. Knowing when to take a step back and recharge. And most of us know when that time is, because, as we continue to work because we think we should- we just start making lots of mistakes. We get frustrated and angry, but we keep at it anyway, and we keep spiraling downward.
That is your signal to step away. That is your signal to make a shift in your thoughts and activities and do something you like. You’ll know again when it’s time to get back to the task at hand.
Are you letting them define you…mistakes? Do you think because you made a mistake doing something that you should never try again?
You fell down the first time you tried to walk, right? But you walk now, don’t you? What would happen if after you fell down the first time you never tried it again? You’d have some pretty dirty knees that’s for sure.
Now, we know that obviously we tried and tried until we got it right. And we did it because it was an important thing to learn. It mattered.
So shouldn’t you feel that determination for everything you attempt? Very few things are ever going to go perfectly on the first attempt. That’s why you do it again…
Cultivate it as much as you can…an attitude of calm. Count to ten before you get angry. Instead of getting into an argument, walk away until you calm down. Take things at a slower pace when you can- you don’t have to be in a rush to go everywhere and do everything. Slow down a little. Spend some quiet time- maybe a walk or listening to relaxing music.
Cut off anger and drama before it takes hold. Cultivate that peaceful feeling.
They belong to you. Your thoughts and your ideas so pay attention to them when they flash through your mind. Pay attention to all the little “signals” that the universe sends you- the ones you tend to discount because you think it’s “just your imagination”
Your imagination is a fountain from which dreams spring forth. Your dreams. Your ideas.
So instead of saying “Oh, it’s just my imagination,” say something like “Okay, now how can I proceed to bring this idea into fruition.” And then let those ideas flow to you.
Why not try something different today? Why not have a different kind of breakfast, or try a different kind of drink at your coffee place? Why not take another route to work or wherever you’re going and see some different scenery?
They say that variety is the spice of life so why not add a little zing into your life today?
Offer one…a smile. It only takes a second, and that smile could make all the difference for the person receiving it. It shows you care. It shows they matter to someone. And besides, smiling and laughing make us feel good too!
So as you walk by people today, whether you know them or not, how about giving them a smile? Make everyone’s day a little brighter.
Just a little dab will do you..a little dab of kindness.
A friend of mine has an older family in the hospital, and this lady was scared. They give out little teddy bears to the little kids when they come in, but nobody thought to give one to this older lady except this one one orderly who grabbed on and gave it to the woman.
She immediately calmed down and hugged the little bear until she fell asleep peacefully. After that, she hung onto that stuffed toy and it comforted her. And so did the orderly, who made it a point to visit her each day after his shift.
Enjoy your Saturday! Do something nice for yourself today. Or, even better, do something nice for somebody else.
Go watch a sunrise (or sunset). Go to a park with the kids. Get outside if you can and just take it all in. It’s relaxing. It’s fun. It will make you smile.
If you want to mop the kitchen floor I can pretty much guarantee the floor will still be there when you get home. It won’;t get up and run away if you don’t get to it first thing. But you may miss that spectacular sunset. You may miss those beautiful flowers. You may miss that “ahah!” moment that the kitchen floor will never give you.