I can tell you what I used to do when I got aggravated. And how I have lightened up. But I am really interested to hear what YOU do when someone annoys you or something aggravates you.
When something or someone disturbs you, do you:
- Rant (like I still do sometimes)?
- Confide in someone you trust—even if you know it may raise their blood pressure?
- Throw things?
- Punch a pillow?
- Throw up your hands (or a particular finger)? I have learned NOT to do that while driving.
If I am working, I’ll get up and walk around the house. (Yes, I did that when we lived in our RV too.) Or I would go outside and walk or stand barefoot in the sand.
Do you shift you body in some way?
How do you release the excess Energy that becoming aggravated stirs up?
I used to cry, but I conquered that several years ago.
I invite you to comment or email me.
On my quest to embrace Oneness (including what I don’t like, i.e. being scammed, hearing loud people or traffic noise, people who act like jerks and worse), I am conscious that when I feel “aggravation” that’s my initial sense that I may be about to react and judge someone or situation.
I do my best to pause, take a deep breath, acknowledge my feelings, and edit my response—but it’s all a work in progress. Sometimes the situation triggers old wounds and traumas and I just have to exit—sometimes abruptly.
And while I dislike labels, I am releasing and forgiving myself for the THOUGHT when I am tempted to label someone or something. I still observe the action. But allowing anything external to me to “steal my joy” may be something I will have to work on the rest of my life.
Can you relate?
Are we all a “work in progress”?
I am always attempting to do better. I see myself transforming—and pat myself on the back when I respond in the way my best and highest self would like. (A self love and approval kind of thing.)