So I talked about this earlier in the week on the Instagrams, and I feel I need to repeat it for the folks in the back!
The last couple weeks, I have had some issues with a couple people in my life.
One person is a family member and another is an acquaintance friend that drives me nuts.
I am a firm believer that, for the most part, people and behaviors aren’t inherently good or bad – they just “are”.
Well, unless we are talking about stealing and murdering and stuff like that – those are definitely bad.
Back to my family member and friend…
When these people do things that get me all worked up and crazy over something that simply “is”, it’s pretty much a waste of my time and energy.
I am reacting because their behavior is something that I have deemed inappropriate. Me. My expectations. When you spell it out like that, it sounds kinda silly.
My reaction is a reflection of me and my expectation, not theirs.
I have been working on shifting my mindset. Instead of getting mad, I am asking myself, “How can I be more loving in this situation?” or “How can I be in a state of allowing – allowing this person to be as they are but not allowing my emotions to become entangled in the situation?”
In the past, I’ve created affirmations to get me through a mental blocks, like these. Wanted to change my behavior, but having a hard time doing so.
Affirmations simply help you reprogram your mind when something is particularly hard to get over.
Thought I would create a few for you, if you are like me, and have struggled in this area.
- I allow people to be
- My reaction is a reflection of me
- I react kindly and lovingly at all times
Eventually your subconscious will kick in and start believing your affirmations, and you will find that you no long struggle in this area.