Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by such effects as irritation and distraction from one's conscious thinking.
I get annoyed way too often.
Some major annoyances for me are outside noises (dogs barking, music thumping), bad drivers (you know-the drivers who don't make a right turn until the traffic light turns green), selfish people (the kind that think only about themselves and it shows!).
Some minor annoyances would be my family (dont get me wrong-I love my family!), inconveniences (detours, spills, forgetfulness), a dirty house(which is often!).
I cannot seem to have a day pass without dealing with some type of annoyances.
What about you? What annoys you?
So, how do I deal with annoyances?
~I aknowledge it annoys me! I cant pretend it doesnt! I take a mental note, and then tuck it aside so the annoyance doesnt take control.
~I try to diffuse the annoyance by saying something funny. (That dog must be trying to communicate with entire the neighborhood!)
~I adopted this from my husband, while being annoyed, he says "THANK YOU JESUS." Thanking God in the midst can really help!
~At times, I just have to flat out ignore it. Somethings just dont deserve my time or reaction!
What about you? How do you deal with annoyances?