Many of you have said that the Motivation Monday posts are becoming some of your favorites on The Lyons’ Share. I often feel like I’m straying from what I’m “supposed to” be doing by posting motivational thoughts that are more life-related than health-and-fitness-related. But, then I remember two things … first, your life, your stress, your emotions, and how you treat yourself are very intimately linked to your health. And second, these are some of my favorite posts to write, so I’m going to keep doing them! It’s amazing – I’ll sit down to write on Sunday nights and something just hits me that I really needed to think about. Sometimes, it’s about health, and sometimes it’s not (at least not explicitly), but it is always something that helps me, and I hope some of them will help you, too.
So, on to today’s post. Two things happened last night that had me frustrated. The first was work-related, and suffice it to say that I “knew” I was right and was frustrated by wanting to prove a point but being powerless. The second was dealing with a retailer from which I had ordered Christmas gifts … they had made a mistake on my order, which resulted in me having to go to the store twice despite ordering online with shipping to my house. This is especially difficult since I travel, and I spent several minutes on the phone explaining the situation to the representative on the phone, who just couldn’t do anything about it. If you heard my conversation, you would have heard “Don’t you understand, I didn’t make a mistake, you did, so it’s not fair that I have to fix it” and “but I asked for shipping to my house, not to the store” and several other instances of me trying to convince the representative that I was right. It was clearly a dead end – she couldn’t do anything about it, and I wasn’t getting anywhere (besides more frustrated) by arguing. (picture source)
You know what? At some point, it’s better to just be at peace with the situation. Yes, it’s a pain for me to have to go to the store to pick up my item, but in reality, I am lucky to be dealing with “problems” like this that involve me buying gifts for my family, I am able to go to the store, and in the grand scheme of things, this is NO. BIG. DEAL. But I really got myself worked up about it before I finally let it go.
Anyone who knows me knows that I like to be right. It’s not the best quality, but it really frustrates me when I “know” I’m right and others just aren’t seeing it. Nine times out of ten, though, that stubbornness doesn’t get me anywhere. Yes, if it’s an issue of principle or morals, or of course if someone could be hurt in the process, I do believe you should stick to your convictions and stand up for what you know is right. Definitely! But if it’s not serving anyone … let it go. (picture source)
Is there something that has really been grating on your nerves and getting you irritated, that you could just let go? I urge you to do it. Right now! Just let it go! And tell me how much lighter you feel afterwards :).
So tell me in the comments … Do you like to be right? Do you sometimes hold grudges? Is there something right now that you can let go?