Happy Thursday to all. I have to admit I received an email last night that upset me. Instead of handling it, I let it sit. Not so I could stew in anger, but rather so I could not come at it with such an emotion. My instant reaction wasn’t the correct one in that moment and I knew it, so I left it for this morning.
Instead, I waited until I had a clear and rational head and went at the email from a point of compassion and love. Or at least, that was the point I tried to do it. After that something was said to me that brought more anger.
Apparently, anger is going to be the running emotion for me when dealing with such things. It wasn’t anger at a person, but rather an accusation that changed my mood. I was being called out as being incompetent. Or at least that was how it felt.
I know what I’m capable of and I know what I’ve done in my past. I knew I definitely wasn’t incompetent in this situation so why was I getting so angry? That realization set me back a few notches. There was a time, not too long ago in my life that I would have sat and stewed on that all day long. My entire day would have been ruined by two small meaningless pieces. There was even a chance that could be a few days worth of stewing in anger for me.
But wait, I wasn’t that same person any longer. I didn’t have to choose to follow those same habits. I could choose another path.
So, instead I put on another motivational video and I worked out. I put that energy to good use and I found when I finally was finished…I was no longer angry. People will say and do things and rather they come at you with malice intent or not it doesn’t matter. What matters is what you believe of who you are? Their commentary does not have to become your reality. The only way a person can change you is if you place your own belief in what they are saying.
I chose not too. Rather it was malice or not, I did not believe the lies my emotions tried to tell me. I wasn’t going to let negativity ruin my day. I wasn’t going to let it be the sum of my day.
It is still early. I woke up in an amazing mood and knew I’d take today by storm. I refuse to buy into anything else.
Do you find yourself buying into your emotions? Has a string of morning bad things dictated your day? Or do you have methods to flush it out? What are those methods?
Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.