We all have annoyances in life, right? You know, those little things that we "put up with" every day that kind of get on our nerves? Most of the time we create this small stuff ourselves. But what about when those small things start hindering our days? Could these little annoyances add up to something that might be getting us off track with our goals?
I'll give a personal example (it's not easy being vulnerable, but I find that it is easiest to connect with people when you are). My husband and I have one of those coffee makers that you put the little pre-packaged cups in. I am a big coffee drinker and I love the way the packaged cups taste, but they are on the expensive side. Each morning I would drink 1-2 cups and this really started adding up. So, instead, I started going to a local coffee shop to buy my daily brew. Even though I was staying true to one of my biggest values of supporting local business, my pocket book started to notice the effects of buying a coffee daily. Since I have some specific financial goals right now, the annoyance of not wanting to use my coffee maker due to cost, but spending even more money out added up over time and really put a gloom on my mornings with each dollar I shelled out.
Mornings are my favorite time of day, so this hindrance was getting me down. It sounds innocent enough, but it started to really weigh on me. I didn't even notice it until I clarified what my annoyance was: I didn't want to spend the money on the pre-packaged cups but my solution of buying coffee out was actually working against my larger financial goals, thus brining me down.
What to do? Freak out? Continue on with my needless spending at the local shop? Heck no!
I brainstormed all of the ways I could easily and cost-effectively solve the problem. I realized that I didn't need the fancy coffee maker or the local coffee shop to make me happy in the morning. I just need some good, affordable coffee! This solution met both my need to save money, but also my desire to have delicious coffee in the morning. I went down to the basement where I store all things that will eventually go into a garage sale and I dug out my old $15 coffee maker.
The next morning I brewed my coffee, it was delicious, I saved money and I went about my morning. Annoyance fixed. Again, this may seem like a small issue, but if we allow our small annoyances to continue on, they can eventually add up to bigger hindrances toward our overall goals.
Maybe you tolerate your car being messy each day, but if one of your current goals is to get organized, this tolerance will only become an eventual burden in your overall goal to organize your life and it will hold you back!
Perhaps you "get through" working in an office of only 2 colleagues, but if your one of your basic needs is socialization, your daily environment will eventually weigh down on your overall quality of life.
If you have some annoyances that you truly dragging you down and you
want to clarify some steps around how to get them out of your life and
get started on living your BEST life, life coaching can help!
What are some of your annoyances? What do you "put up with" daily that could be dragging you down from living your BEST life? Comments welcome below!
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