How often do we judge and criticise others or situations and not realise we are doing it?
When we find ourselves getting frustrated or impatient with ourselves, other people or situations because things aren’t going as we have planned, we are judging or criticising.
We all have our own expectations on how things should be and sometimes things don’t go our way. Our frustrations are usually borne out of our need to control things. When we’re only prepared to accept the outcomes that we’ve envisaged.
By doing this we are causing ourselves unnecessary tension and frustration that can affect us in a number of negative
ways. It can lead to stress related physical and mental conditions such as :-
- muscle tension in your shoulders, chest etc.
- rasied blood pressure.
If we let go of the need to be right we will be more open to accepting ourselves, others and situations just as they are.
So when you find yourself getting frustrated ask yourself:-
“What am I trying to control?”
“What am I judging or criticising?”
Then to change your thought process, and uplift your spirits by just sing these few words from the film Frozen….
“Let it go, let it go”; because being right doesn’t matter anyway 🙂
Sharon lives with her partner Geoff in Warwickshire and they have two adult children. She worked for over 25 years in an office environment, gaining qualifications to degree level in finance, business and management. While there she witnessed and experienced many stressful situations and suffered illnesses which were stress related.
Sharon was advised to make some changes to her lifestyle which included trying complementary therapies. After experiencing the benefits of complementary treatments, she decided to retrain and to share her knowledge and experiences to help others recognise and manage their own physical and emotional stress and anxiety levels.
Sharon has been working as a complementary therapist for over 12 years now, and she loves helping people to feel uplifted, focused, positive and empowered about their lives.