This is one of those days when I don’t have as much time to write as I would like, so I thought a very simple … but powerful … concept was in order.
Fact: Almost everyone has the power to decide what mood they will be in.
Fact: We allow many small and inconsequential events to adversely affect our mood.
Fact: If we could manage just that one thing about ourselves then we would be happier people!
So here are some thoughts for you ….
1. Make a conscious choice to be happy.
2. Be aware when things bug you.
3. Develop a scale to measure the importance of these events.
Some examples …
The red light comes on before you cross the junction so now you have to wait. A “1” on the “Dee” scale of annoyances.
Some idiot cuts you off on the drive in to work, but no damage done … A “1” on the Dee scale of annoyances.
You get fired … OK this is really annoying, but you are still alive have skills and life will go on so maybe a “7” on the annoyance scale.
You find out you have a serious disease … now we are talking about annoying. No-one can complain about you letting this get to you a little so maybe its a “10”.
You get the idea … by putting things in context you can dismiss the annoyances that score less than 5 to be inconsequential and therefore not let them bother you at all!
Walk fast and smile! It also helps you to be happier!!!!