What’s your problem?

It’s so easy to live inside a bubble and disregard everything else around you. When life becomes a routine, we tend to fall default to what’s familiar. When life throws in something a bit left of field, something different or challenging, Why do we get so worked up so easily? Most of these are the smallest of things and irrelevant and yet they get blown up into something more than what it really is.

Do yourself a favour and stop making your problem bigger than what it truly is. Our problems are very much internalised and subjective so when we perceive and deal with them objectively, as if they are time bound, suddenly, you will find that almost all of your problems now have minimal effect towards the future.

There are 3 solutions to every problem: If you can’t accept it, change it, if you can’t change it, leave it.

Buddha

Stop dwelling on your worries and problems. Focus on the good. There will always be suffering and pain around us. That’s life, but so will happiness. There will always be joyfulness and comfort.

Wouldn’t you rather focus on the latter?

I read about the “10/10/10 rule” a while back and it just stuck. It made a lot of sense, separate your emotions from your thoughts and objectively ask:

Is it going to matter

In 10min?

In 10weeks?

In 10months?

In 10years?

It is human to feel strong emotions such as anger and hate. Acknowledge your emotions and then practice to take a moment, separate yourself from your thoughts and emotions and truthfully answer the questions of the “10/10/10 rule”

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.

Captain Jack Sparrow

We have the ultimate control over our thoughts and actions. Commit to change what’s controlling you. Don’t let the negativities consume your mind. You have a choice. Your reaction should match how big your problem really is. Not every perceived worry or problem warrants a reaction from you.

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