Little, little things add up during the day and contribute to draining your energy (which makes you feel irritable, stressed, and unbalanced). I’m talking about all those little negative reactions to things. Stuff like delays, parking tickets, nothing to wear, a messy house, messy kids, traffic, etc. I used to be so wound up over “my poor life” and “my crazy schedule” or whatever, that little things were very much a burden. But even those reactions to little things were draining me. I was barely getting by. I remember feeling like, “I could barely take one thing more.” So, again, pay attention to the small reactions. Start practicing there. Master those, and a huge, huge burden will be lifted. You can then free up some energy to face the bigger things with more strength, less stress, etc.
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