I’m going to be tense and anxious for no reason. It’s not going to change anything — the people, challenges, and surroundings will all remain the same — I’m just going to be on edge and ready to snap. That’s fine right?
Well, if it’s not going to add to life’s enjoyment, maybe I should just relax instead. Perhaps I’ll calmly continue, resetting my frustration to zero, and move on without agitation.
It’s fine that I need this reminder once in awhile, and if I need some more convincing, that’s fine too. I should keep in mind that life is more easily enjoyed when perceived in a lighthearted way.
Frustration and anxiety, serving only as impediments to enjoyment, are the actual obstacles I must overcome, not the external circumstances I mistakenly labeled as their source. To overcome these feelings, I recognize their uselessness and disregard their presence in my thoughts.