Ever feel like you’re banging your head against a brick wall? I hope only metaphorically but frustration may get us close to the physical action!
We have a problem. We seek to find a solution. Again and again. Nothing seems to work and we still have the same problem – except we are now also tired. Tired out of trying to solve the problem.
This will sound counter intuitive but here goes. Accept the problem as it is – stop trying to ‘solve’ it (for a while at least).
What’s the benefit? A reduction in frustration, anger, stress . . . a saner self!
I experienced this with a telecoms problem I have last week: there was a moment I realised I had to accept the problem as it appeared I could do nothing to influence it. The acceptance brought me respite from constantly using my energy to try to bring about change. I still have a telecoms problem . . . but I am well in the midst.
Acceptance is an attitude that – surprisingly – changes things!
This is Mindful Monday on 1 March 2021. Join a virtual session of mindfulness on Monday 8 March 7-8.15 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.