Often we allow ourselves to get worked up about things that, after we take a closer look at, often aren’t that big of a deal. We focus on little problems and concerns and blow them way out of proportion. A stranger might cut in front of us in traffic and rather than letting it go and moving on, we convince ourselves that we are justified in our anger. We play out imaginary confrontations in our minds.
There are many similar small examples that occur every day in our lives. Whether we had to wait in line or do the lions share of the work, it pays when we learn not to worry about the small things. We tend to spend so much time and energy sweating the “small stuff” that we completely lose touch with the beauty of life.
When we commit to working towards this goal, we will find that we have far more energy to be kinder and gentler to ourselves.
For more information please contact the DBSA office at 61 Marion Street Buckhannon, WV 26201 or call 304-609-2662.
Denise Westfall, Certified Peer Support Specialist