Today I give you 3 ways to ditch the crankies.
I'm hearing a lot of F bombs lately. It seems that as the year draws to an end and the silly season starts to emerge, there are some very Frustrated people Floating about.
What?! You mean you're not Lovin' Life right now?
Well that's unFortunate.
Don't get me wrong, I love myself a good F word. FFS is by far my favourite abbreviation on messenger.
I've just noticed that so many people seem to have a great big dose of the crankies lately. Myself included! There's not a lot of tolerance and some people are getting downright nasty.
So I thought that as we hang out together on this Lovin' Life Linky (right before we hit the Forever Fabulous Friday) we might think of some alternative F words to get us through to the end of the year with a smile on our dial.
Yes it's the end of the year, yes we're coming into the silly season, and yes there's a shite load of stuff to get done between now and Christmas, but that doesn't mean we can't add some Fun to the equation. If what we're doing isn't bringing us joy, then Find a way to bring a sense of Fun to what it is we're doing.
The sun is out, the birds are chirping, the Flowers are blooming and Australia is trying very hard to show us that it's a time to celebrate. Instead of dwelling on what isn't going well, then Find a way to celebrate what is. Bringing a sense of Festivity to the end of each week (or even each day) helps us to reFocus.
The reality is that most people are cranky due to Frustration. Frustration has this horrible habit of having a Flow on eFFect. Frustration begets Frustration. So when someone starts to Frustrate us, let's make a decision to be Fascinated by them instead.
- Isn't it Fascinating that she thinks her personal phone call is more important than serving customers?
- The fact that he has decided to slow down at a green light is incredibly Fascinating.
- Her need to use such a snippy tone on the phone is quite Fascinating. What could be going on in her world that she needs to transfer bad energy to me?
It's amazing what a difference this tweak in wording can be. In Fact, it can become downright Funny.
Today's F-Word post was inspired in part by Jo at Lifestyle Fifty who was calling for topics for her radio stint today.
Have you noticed the Frustrations of late?
Have you been dropping a few extra F bombs?
Got any alternative F words?
I hope your day is full of FUN, FESTIVITIES and FASCINATION.
If you haven't been around much this week, Feel Free to grab a cuppa and read about my post race blues, my thoughts on Halloween, how I dress for less, my new collaboration, get your hands on my latest children's eBook for FREE and absorb some creativity via the UTS fashion show.
There's also a bunch of other posts to peruse by Team Lovin' Life and via the lovely linkers below.
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Without Further ado, let's get the Lovin' Life Linky underway.
Your hosts are: Deep Fried Fruit, Seize the Day Project, Debbish, Write of the Middle, 50 Shades of Age and Lifestyle Fifty #teamlovinlife