I’m positive that I used to be easygoing.
I got offended this week. I don’t take offense very often, but I let it happen. At the time, I felt very frustrated and thought I was being unfairly treated. But looking back now, it seems ridiculous on my part…mostly. Certainly getting mad didn’t make this particular situation better.
And while we’re enjoying the season, I’ve noticed little things bugging me more this month. Then I get irritated by my own irritability!
I can’t control what people say or do, but I can control my reaction. So, here are:
Six Solutions to Stop the Madness!
I don’t write this to give advice, as I am in no position to do so.
Just brainstorming some ideas for myself.
When I get frustrated it’s usually because I’ve lost my perspective and get caught up in a not-so-great moment. I want to always keep site of my goals.
I know that this sounds like I’m in junior high, but it hurts a little when someone doesn’t like me. I need to get over it!
Scripture reading, prayer, exercise, meditation, ice cream–I think everyone has a unique set of things that keep them grounded, and I know putting those things at the top of my daily list will be helpful.
This has always been very important to me. I want to be a nice person who ocassionally gets grumpy, not a generally grumpy person trying to be nice.
I want to cherish my family and friends more. I know I am very fortunate and daily gratitude can make all the difference.
I’m allowing myself to not be perfect with any of these things. Certainly, there will still be times when I don’t handle a situation with grace, but if I were too perfect, I’d have nothing fun to blog about.
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Easing into my refound easygoingness.
Do you let little things bother you? Please share. Or, I’d love to hear some ideas about how you keep your cool.