But it doesnt have to be that way.
Practice the Attitude of Gratitude and see what happens.
This can work both ways. When someone or something is affecting your day or peace of mind, just thank God that perhaps you will learn something from the experience.
OK some of you may think that this is New ageist stuff and laugh, but it works!
With practice it can become a habit. You may still feel irritated or want to react at first, but the time between the incident and the realisation that you don’t have to re-act, gets shorter as time goes on.
The secret is in realising that there is a difference between reacting and responding.
You don’t have to be a doormat and let every one walk over you, but the old saying of counting to ten works.
You can let them know that you don’t like something if you must, but the practice of counting to ten gives you the breathing space.
Afterwards, just do what’s next, walk away, look out of the window, relax and just say to yourself that you are grateful for this experience and even the person or object concerned.
Wow! you may think this is stupid, impossible or too airy fairy, but I know it works because as time goes on I am getting better at it.
Believe me when I say that I have people and situations in my life when I have to!
Try it next time. You’ll end up with a smile on your face, instead of raised blood pressure and grumpiness on your part.