Attitude

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Does your attitude ever need a kick in the rear?

Mine does…. and probably more often than I’m willing to admit!

Attitude

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I have a short temper, which leads me to get irritated very quickly, even over small things. I have mentioned before that I am a control freak, and while I am nowhere near perfect, I like things to be as close as possible. I tend to have issues when things don’t go the way I think they should go.

For example, if I get a load of towels washed, dried, and in a basket, but cannot sit down to get them folded, I obsess over them until the job is finished. Sometimes, those towels sit there for a few minutes, but more often than not, it’s a couple of hours to {ahem} a couple of days before I get to them. Yet, every time I walk past those towels, they drive me crazy. Yes, I know I could just sit down and fold them, but truly, there are days it just doesn’t happen that way. Other things take priority and time seems to slip away.

The problem is, I can’t seem to let it go. The longer they sit there, the more agitated I get. And I have now let a load of unfolded, yet clean, towels can make me feel like a failure and rob me of joy.

It is such a small thing, in the grand scope of life, but I often find it is those little things that rub me the wrong way… like a pebble in my shoe. The little things eat at me until I’m not so pleasant to be around. This kind of attitude isn’t fair to those who are stuck with live with me, so what can I do to remove these pebbles?

Sometimes, all it takes is a walk in my front yard to calm me down and remind me of what is important. Other times, laying down on my bed for a few minutes is what I need. And still, there are those days when nothing but a good vent (and maybe a stomp of the feet!) will do.

I don’t have it all figured out. And believe me, those little “cures” are not always present in my home (well… maybe the venting one is), but they are a good start. As long as I keep reminding myself to practice them!

Do you ever get pebbles in your shoe? How do you deal with them?

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