It can be easy to get upset sometimes.
To be angry, frustrated, or irritated when life doesn’t go as planned.
When facing the unexpected.
Even the little things can get the best of us.
Your partner may be late.
Another driver may cut you off.
The checkout line may move slowly.
Will irritation bring your partner sooner?
Do the other drivers drive more considerately through your anger?
Does the checkout line speed up, fueled by your frustration?
What use is your reaction?
This question isn’t to suggest that such feelings are useless.
They’re indications of your circumstances not aligning with your expectations.
That’s totally cool.
There’s utility in that.
The question to consider is what do you do with these feelings?
How do you utilize these signals?
Do you play them on repeat?
Do you amplify them?
Do you spread them to others?
Or do you ask, sincerely and practically, what you can do?
How might you better align your circumstances and your expectations?
Adjust your circumstances?
Adjust your expectations?
What’s the alternative?
What does staying upset accomplish?
Feel your feelings.
Learn from them.
Then do the work to let them go.
Not all upsetting situations will require the same consideration and care.
Some may take more work and time than others.
But they’re all worth the effort.
You are worthy of the best life.
Do what you can to create it.
That’s all you can do.
You’ve got this.