Step away from it, when it is ticking in our head like an unexploded bomb that is about to go off, just walk away, physically and/or mentally. When the steam is rising and coming out of our ears, it is not going to get any better by staying involved.
When something has got to us, go and have a tea, a walk around the block, put on some music, find a funny video on YouTube, go and hug someone and let go.
Let go the instant that you feel you are becoming the reaction to the situation that is arising.
Just say ‘WTF’ inside or out loud and move on.
If a train is delayed by 10 minutes people often get irate.
If a plane is delayed by 10 minutes only the odd person is annoyed.
If we sit in our car at a junction waiting, for what is often only a few seconds, we can become annoyed.
Delays are outside of our control, yet we choose to get annoyed, which is a waste of time as it never shortens the delay that annoyed us in the first place. In fact, in some cases, a delay can be used to catch up on your podcasts, read a book, do some art, even talk to a stranger!
Amazingly, we delay living our lives, sometimes for months, sometimes for years, even for a whole lifetime. Yet with somehow little annoyance or impatience to change it.
We don’t need to get annoyed with any delay, whether trains, planes or our own lives.
However, best to focus our amazing talents, energy, time and love on the only thing we control, our own life. Annoyance will not change our lives either, choosing how we react is what makes the difference.
Do not delay things we can control and accept delays out of our control.
Life will be happier.