We have all heard the various phrases like " Don't sweat the small stuff", and "making mountains out of mole hills"... but are we listening this great advise and actually applying it in our lives?
How often do we stress over things ,that at the end, really do mot matter and will have very little impact on our lives?
When we pour energy into things like stress and worry- into every little factor in our lives - we are using up vital energy and time. It will serve us so much more if we applied that same energy into a direction in life that does actually matter and that will make much more difference.
How often do we stress over not having enough time - and there we are - pouring all that effort and energy into something that really does not serve us?
Its time to take stock and take control of our energy, and where we put it.
Its time to prioritize what really matters and who really matters.
So - here I ask myself- does doing this takes make a difference in my life? If yes - how important is it? If it needs to be done - then how good does it need to be done... how much energy is it worth? Does it need to be done to absolute perfection? Does it just need to be done at a basic level? To justify this - I ask myself - how much impact is the end result going to have on my life?
Some things - we just need to get done and tick the box - so pouring my life and soul into it is really not worth it - just getting the basics done is good enough. Other things will have a huge impact - so even if I don't enjoy it that much - I know that getting a good result here is going to impact my life for the better - so that gives me a good motivation to do it and do it well. Changing the motivation makes a huge difference ,as then I feel real value in getting it done well, and my focus changes and the resentment and irritation levels drops.
When we do something with huge resentment and irritation - it takes far more energy to do as we are working in resistance - like pushing a car uphill. So if we really need to do something because it serves us - we can then change how we feel about doing it, as we can see the benefit and focus on that - then - it takes less energy as the car will now be going downhill.
If we discover that something really does not need our attention at all - just drop it...remove your focus and energy from it and let it go. Let someone else pick it up if it has meaning to them - or delegate the task to someone else who has a vested interest in getting it done... like getting paid for it. Sometimes its cheaper to hire someone else to do something, than to work though our own irritation levels to do it ourselves. other times its really beneficial for us to work through those levels and change out attitude ...so its a matter of determining which serves you better.
So with each thing that comes up today , where you feel irritation - ask yourself - does this serve me?
This could also apply to worrying about pleasing others, to being concerned about how you look, to fussing about having something look just right.... does it serve you? Is it going to make a huge difference to your life? Is it going to be worth the effort and energy required?
If not - drop it.
If yes - then how important is it - how much energy is it worth investing?
Remember - everything we focus on is energy investment - it needs to be worth it. If its helping you gain what you really want from life - then go for it and change your attitude in how you do it or the attention you give it. Attitude changes the amount of energy investment and can make a huge impact on how much time it takes to get a task done. It also impacts on how we feel and how we feel impacts on our creativity levels. If you want to get creative then you need to feel good and inspired. You can create in a negative space - but - it costs more energy and more time too... so its all a matter of choice and awareness. The more aware we are - the better choices we make - the more time and effort we save - and all of that can result in better outcomes.