Today is the day to learn a bit more about what you’re bringing to the table.
The next time you’re feeling annoyed, I want you to try something.
First, stop and realize that you are, in fact, feeling annoyed.
This seems obvious, but it’s key to grabbing hold of what’s happening to you so that you can latch on to the feeling and then let it go.
Second, you have to sit with the uncomfortable feeling for a bit.
You have to let it take shape.
If you can’t do this, you will continue to push back against it, which only makes the feeling of annoyance stronger and stronger.
Third, you have to accept whatever is happening.
Now, this is much easier said than done.
But the way I suggest doing it is by acknowledging the feeling and then choosing another path.
If you’re feeling annoyed and you’re ready to tap out of life, then it’s time to choose another direction.
Maybe that means taking a break.
Maybe it means smiling when you feel like bawling.
Whatever it is, you must take ownership of the situation.
You’re the author of your life, so it’s time to stop taking on the passive living experience that feeling annoyed truly is.
Finally, you must repeat this process over and over again.
Repetition breeds familiarity, and familiarity leads to mastery.
Only you can master your emotions.
Only you can bring annoying situations to awareness so that they can be transformed and overcome.
The answer has been within you all along.
While that might seem like a disappointment at first, it’s actually one of the most powerful realizations you can have.
So the next time you’re feeling annoyed, see it as the opportunity that it is.
Life is state-dependent.
What will you choose to do–and be–next?