Who stressed you this week?

29 May 2020

There is still a lot of stress blowing in the breeze. (Surely this Memorial Day Weekend was a weekend to forget.)

So much stress that I feel compelled to replay a Friday Trigger I sent out way back in the good old days of February 2020. Maybe it will trigger you differently this time:

Here are two heavy questions for you:

  • Who annoyed you this week?
  • Who stressed you this week?

Okay, here’s the obvious third question. Why are those “heavy” questions?

Because if you don’t deal with them enlightenedly, they will weigh you down for a lengthy period.

How do you do “enlightenedly”? Forgive and let go. It’s that simple.

Forgive does not mean “fuhgeddaboudit” or “let off the hook.” At least, not at work. At home (your family) and out-and-about (the idiot who cut you off), yes. But not at work. At work “forgive” must always pair with “how do we prevent this happening again?”

Forgive means “put it down.” Quickly. Make yourself lighter before the heaviness takes hold.

History is heavy. Don’t add to history what need not be remembered.

Remember the bits that can enlighten you to create the outcomes you want. But you need not remember the person who triggered the heaviness.

Forgive the person and lighten up.

Your weekend (and your health) depends on it.

Now, about those two heavy questions.

  • Have you answered them?
  • Have you forgiven them?
  • Have you put it down?