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Agitation and Gratitude

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

Let's talk about agitation. You know, that feeling when you're all wound up, like a spring about to pop?

I've been thinking about how we experience agitation in our lives. For me, it's like a buzzing under my skin, a restlessness that's hard to shake.

  • How do YOU experience agitation? Describe it in your own words.

  • And most importantly, how long does it take for you to even notice that you're feeling agitated?

When you do realize it's there, do you sometimes find yourself feeling passive-aggressive, frustrated, or just plain impatient?

Now, the big question, be honest with yourself:

  • When you notice agitation, do you want to linger in that feeling, or do you want to set yourself free?

Now, if you find yourself wanting to stay in that agitated state, ask yourself why.

What's the hidden benefit? What value does it bring?

👉🏾 At the end of the day, it's all about self-awareness and understanding our behavioural patterns. Once we're aware, we can make conscious choices.

So, in this case, it's about recognizing:

1. You're feeling agitated.

2. You want a change, or you want to stay put.

3. If you want to stay agitated, you try to discover the why.

If you've become aware that you're agitated and you want to break free, here are some steps to consider:

✔ Communication can be your superpower! Sharing the reasons behind your frustration can work wonders and dissolve passive-aggressiveness.

✔ Change your environment or do something different. Sometimes, a run or a walk in nature can do wonders.

✔ Now, here's where gratitude steps in! Gratitude has this magical power to shift your focus from what's bothering you to the positive aspects of your life. It's like a soothing balm for inner agitation.

So, when you're ready to escape the agitation rollercoaster, start by talking it out, changing your surroundings, and inviting gratitude into your life.

As you cultivate gratitude, you'll discover its ability to help you find silver linings even in challenging moments. It brings a sense of peace and balance, making it easier to break free from the grip of agitation.

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