Living In Gratitude: Worry and Irritation Vanish
I have found that worry and irritation vanish the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess. ~Dale Carnegie
We all have times when we find ourselves fretting over something as well as times when we are simply annoyed.
I know that I’ve definitely spent time worrying about things that, in the end, turned out to be much less of an issue than I’d worked them up to be in my mind. Even if you have a circumstance that is truly worrisome, think about all of the time and energy you’re wasting worrying about it. Worry can lead to fear, which can emotionally and mentally cripple, keeping us in a stagnant state where solutions, opportunities and life in general pass us by.
And I’ve also been guilty of getting seriously irritated (especially over technological issues!) to the point where I’ve let my annoyance negatively affect my mood for hours on end. Being overcome with irritation or frustration impacts our relationships, productivity, enjoyment and problem solving skills.
Yet, during these times, if we can call upon all of the many wonderful and wondrous blessings we have, we can banish those negative emotions, replacing them with the beauty and bounty of all we have to appreciate.
This practice takes time to master but is well worth it. The next time you feel overcome or overwhelmed with worry or become frustrated or annoyed, take a deep breath, acknowledge your feelings and turn your thoughts to gratitude. Calmly show all negativity ‘the door’ while you welcome your blessings into your heart and mind.