“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
We’ve all heard that quote a million times.
It’s easy to say but often impossible to put into practice.
As parents, we’re often prone to sweat the small stuff because it’s the small stuff that throws our lives completely out of whack.
Especially when it comes to our kids.
The kid walking at a snail’s pace, making us late for work. The teen who seems to disappear whenever you need a hand. The toddler who decided the mall was the best place to leave her favorite stuffed animal.
These are all minor inconveniences that make us lose our minds, and our temper, every day and we end up snapping at our kids.
This video from The School Of Life discusses those minor moments in life and how they constantly set us off.
It also offers a simple tip on how to handle life’s little “!@*#$#$^%” moments.
How to stop getting angry at your kids (or anyone else)
That’s right, the only way to keep from getting angry all the time is to realize basically everything in life is out of your control.
Everything isn’t going to go your way. In fact, it’s better to assume NOTHING WILL GO YOUR WAY. This way, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when stuff finally works out in your favor. Suppress the anger by being a pessimist.
So attack today with this phrase in mind “Don’t sweat the small stuff because there’s nothing I can do about it.”
[via The School of Life]