It’s a Monday. You wake up and clumsily stumble. Tthe toothpaste is empty. You end up with cold water in the shower and run downstairs to eat before work and realize you forgot to stop at the market.
While at work, the emails keep popping up to disrupt your flow and at lunch you get cut off in traffic.
As much as we love having big, imaginative ideas or being involved in wonderfully engaging tasks, life simply can not and will not be this way all of the time. There will always be little things. Little annoyances, little tasks, little mundane objectives, disappointments, and the list goes on and on.
Remember, The little things can stack up quickly to ruin your day and can ultimately siphon much of the joy out of life, but only if you let them steal away your control.
To retain or regain control you simply need to maintain a lighter perspective.
Perspective is power, and with that power we gain the ability to remove the influence that these uncomfortable and irritating little things can have on our daily lives.
At the start of each day when I wake, I am going to have gratitude for the events of the day going as planned and will softly remind myself, while I wake, that I will exude conscious patience to the little things that may get in the way. And I will be patient with myself as negative feelings or discomfort may arise.
When little things emerge, I will take a few deep breaths, recenter the mind, then repeat until the annoying feelings go away. The more often I train myself to give less attention or drama to the little things, the less my mind will begin to notice them or respond to them.
There is no better way to balance or succeed.