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The Importance of Seeing the Bigger Picture

About two weeks ago I spoke with a good friend of mine and after she shared with me how wonderful her weekend was, I shared with her something that got me all worked up. It was something of no importance in comparison to the grand scheme of things but at the moment of that (what irritated me) happening, I couldn’t help but feel that way. This makes me wonder how many of us get so worked up over meaningless things that are not even worth our energy.

I write this post because just like the way I felt that day, I bet many other people feel that way only on a constant basis. If this is the case, it is crucial to see the bigger picture. When you allow yourself to get caught up on the day to day things that happen, you can lose sight of the bigger picture. And what is that bigger picture? The bigger picture means whatever that bigger picture is for you since it can mean different things to different people. The bigger picture that I think is so universal to everyone is knowing that at the end of the day, whatever made you angry is really nothing. Remembering that there are bigger things that matter most like family, your true friends, having health, having stability whatever that stability is for you.

By allowing yourself to get all caught up on the day to day things, you are robbing yourself of health. How so? Every time you get so worked up over little things, you waste your precious energy that you can be utilizing towards more productive things. Every time you get angry, your body changes and not in a good way. It is hard to focus on the positive when all you see is that one thing that irritated you.

One thing that I would like to clarify is that I am not saying to ignore what you feel or act like what bothers you doesn’t bother you. You are human after all and as a human being, you are an emotional being as well so it is only normal and natural to get angry or annoyed sometimes. It is important to feel your emotions but not let your emotions rule over you.

By seeing the bigger picture, you don’t allow yourself to get caught up on the day to day stuff that can be sometimes irritating and this is because you have in the front of your mind what really matters to you. By seeing the bigger picture, you allow the things that don’t matter to just slide down and not get to you. Someone said that every morning he puts butter all over him from head to toe, that way nothing sticks to him and I just love this analogy. It is something to do mentally every morning because the truth is that there will be things that will irritate you but it is not worth to allow that to get to you. For your overall well-being, it is important to learn to see the bigger picture and not allow things that don’t really matter get to you.

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