It’s so easy to get annoyed by trivial things, for example, I recently got annoyed by such things as changes in flight times, picking out a (slightly) bad tasting bottle of wine, forgetting my lunch…! I could go on but it gets quite embarrassing to list these trivialities because I should consider myself so so lucky. Think about events in the world lately – the crisis in Syria, the earthquake in Italy, the shootings in Paris. People are losing their lives, battling starvation and here we are moaning about what we like to call ‘first-world problems’.
Of course, there may be issues and serious problems which you have every right to moan about, but I bet you also have a lot of good in your life which others do not have. Just being able to read this post is more than the uneducated people in some countries have. I find thinking about how lucky you are helps ease the anxiety, self-esteem and depression issues as it helps to put your thoughts and problems in perspective.
Smile for all the wonderful things and people you have in your life today.