What if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way?
What if I told you there’s a way to change how you feel and how you respond to people and situations that’s fast and easy ? Would you believe me?
Look around at your friends, family members, colleagues……and of course yourself. How many people do you know that you’d say are truly happy? Not the “I can put a smile on my face and pretend I’m happy” kind of happy. But the kind of happy where they’re honestly able to see the good in a situation rather than the bad. The kind of happy where they rest their head on their pillow at night feeling grateful, fortunate, and excited for tomorrow……rather than exhausted, drained, and unmotivated.
Most of us are running around like crazy…..
…..getting mad at the person who cuts us off in traffic (road rage), frustrated by the person in the grocery line up that needs a price check (who has time for that?!), angry with our partner for leaving their dirty clothes on the floor (who needs more work?!)…………and going to bed at night hoping tomorrow is a better day.
If so, you’re not alone. There are so many people walking around on the verge of bursting. Bursting at our kids. At our partners. At our co-workers. And sometimes even at complete strangers! Sounds like fun!
If there’s one thing I want to share with you today, it’s this: The only way someone can push your buttons is if you have the buttons to push!
It’s easy to point a finger at the guy that cut you off or the person who held up the line, but the truth is, it is YOU responding. Your response resides within you, not them.
Sure, it would be easier if life worked perfectly and everything went just as we planned. But the reality is, life happens and everything doesn’t always go our way. Sad but true.
So, the question is, how do you respond? Because when you are mad, angry, frustrated, sad etc, the only person you really hurt is yourself. You are taking up precious time in your day and ruining it. You are stopping yourself from being able to enjoy the good that might be right in front of you because you are totally consumed by your negative response.
And I want to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way.
You don’t have to walk around feeling angry and frustrated. Once you realize that these responses are in you (not because of someone else), then you can take control. You can’t change what they do, but you can change your response to it.
Ask yourself this question: How do your emotional responses impact your life? Your relationships? Your career? Your potential clients? Your children? Your family?
Only you can answer this question, and I invite you to take a moment to really consider this. Do you like the way you are responding to your life? Or are you going to look back with regret, wishing you had done it differently?
Time is passing us by. It’s our choice how we spend that time.
If your emotions are playing a negative role in your life and you’d like to remove those hot buttons, please connect with us. Email Connect@LifeWithoutRegrets.ca or call 778-294-0447 to discover if there is a way that we can support you in creating the life you want and deserve.