There are many stories that you tell yourself. Some of them are yours, and some of them are not. Most of the time, you are not aware of what gets added to the stories you deem your own. Later you end up with something that you no longer recognize.
These stories that make up your life, begin with you being born. Every day after that has added something to an existing story or has started a new one. Once you grew older, you started to add to the story yourself and let’s be honest, what you added was not always good.
It’s time for you to understand that, in truth, you are the only one that can write these stories, but if you let other people’s opinions in, with no analysis, soon the stories will not be yours.
Haven’t you wondered why when you are alone, the voice in your head is not good to you? This is because the stories you’ve been feeding it, are not good for you. Even if you don’t like it, now you have to listen to what it tells you and try to understand what it means. It is only trying to help you, but the data it has is wrong.
It is your responsibility to start adding good information to the stories that you keep. With time, effort, and perseverance, your inner voice will become an ally, rather than an enemy. What you do and what you think always adds up, so pay attention.
You’ve got into the habit of making a big deal out of small annoyances. This is not to say that you don’t have the right to be upset about things, but most of what you get upset by should be ignored. By now, you should be aware that most of what you experience in life is the result of your choices, be they conscious or not.
So, it is a choice to be irritated by every little thing that doesn’t unfold as you want it to. It’s a choice that is not doing you any good, and at the same time, it uses your energy on nothing useful. If you can understand that being affected by everything takes time and energy from what is important to you, then, it becomes easier to let go of those little annoyances.
Keep your attention on the things that are important to you, and learn to evaluate what happens by how much impact it has on these things. Don’t let yourself be distracted by everything that you are slightly out of the way. Not everything has the same importance.
It is you that has to decide what is important and what is not. When you take the time to classify what happens, based on importance, you’ll notice that you’ve been losing yourself in many meaningless activities.
What you should do is, find the activities that mean something to you, and focus on them. This way you’ll see less of the things that annoy you, and even when you see them, they will not affect you as much.
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