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“What You Think of Me is None of My Business”

“What You Think of Me is None of My Business”

“What you think of me is none of my business.” Terry Cole-Whittaker

This is one of my favorite sayings.

Take a minute to really think about this statement.

Remember a time in your life when you remained upset about something somebody said or did to you. How long did you hold on to it? How much emotion did you give it? How did it affect your day?

Here’s a reality check. A person who “wrongs” us in some way generally holds on to what they do, say, or think for 30 seconds. That’s it. In the meantime we sometimes put ourselves in a funk for hours, days, and sometimes years.

The bottom line is that each of us is entitled to our opinions and/or beliefs. We don’t need to carry all the negative baggage with us. It ages us, makes us bitter, and increases stress. It’s not worth it.

“They’re not worth it, but you are.”

Exercise:

1. Spend the next 24 hours consciously aware when you get hooked or triggered by someone else’s thoughts or comments; perceived or otherwise.

2. When you feel triggered repeat to yourself, “What you think of me is none of my business.”

3. Breathe

4. Smile

5. Repeat this exercise whenever you get triggered.

How do you feel?

We’re all in this together. Leave a comment. If you know someone who can benefit from this exercise, Like, Share, and pass it on.

Have a Boomin’ “it’s none of my business” kinda day!

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