When something is bugging you – like a situation at work that is under your skin, or a family member who said something you vehemently disagree with, there are some quick ways to help dissolve these irritations.
These annoyances occupy your mind space. You know what I’m talking about – things that are just bugging you and you know they shouldn’t be! Such irritations, over the long haul, actually become a chronic way of thinking – your state of being. Imagine what damage such a chronic state can do to your body.
I don’t think I’ve met anyone who actually wants to feel this mind torment, so here are some quick ways to greatly reduce or eliminate these little monkeys on our backs:
3 Ways to Beat Day-to-Day Irritations
1. Look up into the sky. Just raise your head and look up at the sky. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like. Watch the movement and fleeting nature of the clouds. Taking a moment to feel the vastness of the sky allows you to feel the world that is out there. It helps to put your irritating experiences into perspective.
2. Try to recall what was bugging you one year ago. You probably cannot recall much. The reason I say this is because when we have a current problem it seems monumental. It can feel bigger than anything and you may think ‘if it’s only gone, I’d be happy.’ The truth is, stuff comes and goes in our lives, and many of these things are fleeting. Something today that is at the forefront of our mind, and maybe a few weeks from now, you won’t even remember it existed. So trying to recall what used to occupy your busy mind months or years ago allows you to see the perspective of how small and fleeting your current problem may be.
3. Meditate. Yes, those of you who follow my blog regularly could have guessed that meditation would be on the list. Meditation calms the mind and can connect you with something bigger than yourself. It can reduce or eliminate these irritations and lighten you up.