I know you’ll probably say that your family and things like that, but think about your daily life. How much time per day do you spend getting mad about a sh*tty cashier or some crazy stupid drivers or some rude co-worker compared to how much time per day do you feel your love for your family? When some random person makes you mad, does that love for your family and friends help you?
Ok, it might sound a little strange, but when some strangers have the power to change your mood however they want, they might be more important for you than they should. And this is probably related to some core beliefs you have and when those strangers say something that interfere with them, the amygdala fires up and your emotions are all over the place.
The thing is that there are so many things that can influence our mood and when that happens, we tend to forget about the most important things we have in life. We tend to forget what’s important just because something or someone steals a moment of our life. We tend to spend countless minutes analyzing seconds. And the problem is not the countless minutes, the problem is that we get to the wrong conclusion and we don’t actually realize that the core beliefs are the problem, not the people or the situations.
Thinking about this, how often do you let other people or situations control your emotions?