What is the point of letting so many insignificant things affect your life each day? Learning to filter out the problems that are essentially irrelevant to your life from the very few things that truly hold meaning to you is a very important concept to become aware of. If it is not going to matter in five years, five months, or even five weeks, do not spend more than five minutes letting it occupy your mind or controlling your happiness.
It’s easy to let inconveniences take over your mind and ruin your day. With the high stress lives that people typically live, it does not take much to make emotions run wild. However, for the sake of our mental health, we cannot fall victim to every hindrance in our lives. Being left upset or uneasy over minor negative events takes away from time that could have been spent enjoying life. The entire purpose of your existence is your happiness. There are very few things that should be given the power to take that away from you.
Having the ability to recognize happenings as something that should NOT wreck your entire mood is hugely beneficial. Do not allow unimportant things to upset you. You are more than that. Your mental health is more important than the little annoyances that each day holds. You gain so much power when you are able to shrug things off as being essentially meaningless.
Things that are not completely ideal will always happen—it’s part of life. You usually can’t control that, which is completely okay because you CAN control the way you react to those imperfect events. It no longer matters that those things are happening when you become able to fluff them off and move on with your day happily. You have to become in control of the things that you can control.
It is up to you to determine what is important enough to get worked up over. I can assure you, though, there are not many correct answers. Try to consider all of the things that have gotten you upset but ultimately didn’t matter. How many times have other drivers pissed you off? How many times has someone done something or said something that totally irked you, whether they meant for it to or not? Or something at work didn’t go exactly as you planned or expected? How many things like that happened, upset you greatly, then didn’t matter at all a little while later? Things like that rob you of your peace of mind for way longer than they deserve to. Think about that for a minute.
You are too valuable of a human being to waste so much time being unhappy. Respect yourself and love yourself by controlling yourself. Don’t allow yourself to get sucked into something that isn’t worth your time or energy.