It’s too much.
It’s not just mind-numbing TV shows or the so-called experts yelling at us all day on talk radio – or the endless online surfing.
It can also be our neighbors, family and friends who, in spite of their good intentions can quickly drag us into the emotional quick sand of whining about everything from the weather to the economy!
And, don’t even get me started on this constant talking on Smartphones about basically nothing!
It’s all just too much!
And really, if we’re really going to be honest, how has any of this constant static online, on TV, radio and, yes, even family and friends really changed anything?
Not much, right?
I mean other than the brief entertainment value of the shows, or the empty pleasure of a mutual complaining session with others – not much really comes of it.
So, why do we do it?
WHY do we give away our valuable time and energy to these activities that – give us next to nothing in return?
Worse yet, not only do we generally not gain anything from them – we may actually be losing something.
Well, after you’re done watching or listening to the negative messages, how do you end up feeling about going out there and ‘making it a great day’?
Do those things get you positively focused and energized – determined to make it a successful day?
Not so much, right? Right.
So, what’s the answer?
Well, it’s certainly not to stop talking to your family and friends or to stop watching TV or listening to radio.
No, the answer isn’t having to give up these things altogether.
The answer may be to simply turn down the static and begin to manage how, and how long, we participate in these activities.
You can be more selective about what you watch and how long you watch it so you can still stay informed… but without losing time you need to meet your goals.
You can certainly still take time to spend quality time with family and friends… without letting it turn into a three-hour ‘pity party’.
You can take charge of your time.
You can take charge of your words and actions.
And in doing so, you’ll take charge of your attitude.
You can do it. You’ll be glad you did.
Discover the Guru in YOU,