- looking at your phone while speaking to someone
- smacking your teeth/lips while eating
- crickets (annoyed by the picture aren’t you)
- sayings like “it is what it is” or “with all due respect” coming right before an insult
- late and unreliable people
- people who create drama then complain about drama/attention they get
- chewing nails
- the “suck-up”, that person who cozies up to someone in a position of influence in order to gain preferential treatment
- computer crashes, losing all your documents
- paper cuts, lost phone connections, people who still can’t drive, running out of toilet paper when you need it…..
I could go on. But I am curious what these annoyances can teach us, because they are not going away anytime soon.
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN
- You choose your happiness. So learn to let go and not be annoyed by circumstances.
- Maybe you need to let go. It could be a control issue with you.
- Use annoyance to build resilience, tough skin. When we allow ourselves to get worked up, particularly over the small stuff, we needlessly cause our bodies to go into fight-or-flight mode. Stress hormones surge into our bloodstream. Stress is bad.
- How to smile and life and relax
- Maybe you learn what you don’t want to have in your life
- It could be a blessing in your life
- It may help you to help someone else down the road
Critical, and sometimes life-altering, situations can happen that throw us totally off kilter: be careful how you handle your annoyances. Everything changes when you learn to see these things or people as blessings.
I will find that cricket and smash it.