Q&A: How to stop getting pissed off at every little thing
I posted something the other day that really resonated with a lot of you about how worked up we get over little things. How often do you find yourself really pissed off about something small, or worried about a “what-if” that may never happen?
Probably pretty often, right?!
So this week’s Q&A is all about how to stop getting pissed off at every little thing.
1. Take 15 minutes to unfollow people/accounts that set you off.
I know this might feel like a time-suck, but it is SO worth it at the end. Overexposure to infuriating people or news outlets does NOT make us more effective citizens or more compassionate human beings. That stuff only blinds us by rage and instead of being able to use that frustration to solve a problem, we get sucked into vapid arguments on the internet. Not helpful.
2. Get off social!
Be mindful when you’re on social media and reading the news. If you’re spending more than a few minutes catching up, sign off. Go outside, read a book, call a friend, do yoga! Your time in this life is precious and finite, so don’t get sucked into things that pull from your energy; instead, get out there and do stuff that fills you up.
3. Don’t bottle it up.
When it’s too late and you’re already totally pissed off about something, get it off your chest. Vent to a trusted friend, to a dog (I wish I had a dog to vent to, haha), or simply write it down. Get it off your chest to clear your head and gain some perspective. … which reminds me…
4. Keep your perspective in check.
Some stuff is really no big deal in the long run. If you won’t remember this in 3 years, forget about it. But other things DO matter, so if it IS important, look into ways you can take real action to better the situation or at least play your part. To be very blunt: if you’re not going to do something about the problem, forget it and don’t let it stress you.
Over to you! How do you deal with the little things that piss you off? For example, when I filmed this week’s Q&A, I realized in editing that ALL of the audio was GONE! Just picture and no sound. I was FURIOUS because it took me forever and I didn’t have time to re-film and blah blah blah. But hey– after stepping back I can see this is not a big deal. We’ll do it this week and be back to normal next time! Now don’t be shy! Share your own stories & tips for how to stay cool below! Can’t wait to see 🙂