Last week in my Outwitting the Devil classes, we discussed something the devil says about Definiteness of Purpose, which is essential for our success. He says:
“Anyone who submits to annoyance by things he does not want is not definite. He is a drifter.”
(FYI, being a drifter is not a good thing.)
Also last week, I received the following email from Abraham-Hicks:
“It does not matter if the object of your complaint is about someone you are angry with, behavior in others that you believe is wrong, or something wrong with your own physical body. Complaining is complaining, and it disallows improvement.”
This really got me thinking, because I get annoyed more often than I like to admit. I get annoyed by behaviors and people and sometimes even the weather. I get annoyed by things that shouldn’t really bother me. And when I say “shouldn’t,” what I really mean is “I wish didn’t.”
So here’s what I’m doing, which seems to be helping.
It’s a simple five-step process.
Step 1: Get a box with a lid.
Step 2: Write the annoying thing on a piece of paper.
Step 3: Put the paper in the box.
Step 4: Put the lid on the box.
Step 5: The next time that person or behavior bothers you, remind yourself that it’s “in the box” and read the lid again.
And here’s what the lid says:
So far, so good!
I’d love to hear your suggestions.
What do you do when you feel annoyed?
Two weeks ago I did something absolutely terrifying~ a webinar.
A webinar is like a teleseminar, except instead of speaking into a telephone, you speak into a microphone on your computer. And instead of being invisible, participants can actually see you and your slides.
Unless they can’t. Continue reading
This quote has been taped to the shelf on my desk for at least a year or two…maybe three! I sit at my desk every single day, yet I haven’t actually read this in quite some time. Continue reading
After having lunch with my 87 year old Aunt Betty yesterday, I’m coining a new term and here it is:
COOLDIE: (noun) a person over the age of 80,
who is still very cool. Continue reading
A few months ago, I wrote about the fabulous gifts my kids gave me on Mother’s Day. Yesterday, I pulled one of the papers out of my “50 Days of Happy” jar and here is the quote it contained. Continue reading
Love this gratitude quote from Neale Donald Walsch and had a first-hand illustration of it this week.
“The struggle ends when
the gratitude begins” Continue reading
While putting the finishing touches on my newest coaching program, I gained some great insight from a metaphor in the book E-Squared, by Pam Grout. (I LOVE when that happens!) Grout says… Continue reading
As I put the finishing touches on my next master mind program and choose the day/time/start date, in my mind it feels like it is always-never a good time to promote something new. When you think about it, there’s always some reason why this day or that month or this time would not be desirable. Continue reading
This morning, as I walked down the stairs to make the coffee and start my day, I nearly fell. I caught myself and no harm was done, except for an abrupt WAKE UP from the Universe. GOOOOOOOD Morning!!!
RN’s, Pharmacists, Psychologists and Nurse Educators can receive Continuing Medical Education credits for attending a seminar on The Habits of Happy People :-)
There is something validating, even empowering about having the medical community acknowledge the health benefits of positive thinking and being happy. The brochure on the left outlines the advantages to our overall well-being related to developing habits which make us HAPPY!