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To be frustrated by a problem (not major) because there is absolutely nothing I can do to fix it?

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eekamoose · 21/06/2008 20:55

Have to let it go. Finding it hard to let it go. That's all.

Don't know what I'm saying really. Would just like the thing to stop niggling away at me.

I am being unreasonable because it really is not a big issue when you think about all the terrible things people have going on in their lives.

So how to stop thinking about something you don't want to think about any more?

I think thats it in a nutshell. Any ideas?

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Flashman · 21/06/2008 20:57

In anything like that I always ask myself "will it matter in 100 years" - as the answer is always no - I stop worrying about it.

notjustmom · 21/06/2008 20:57

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Joolyjoolyjoo · 21/06/2008 20:59

OOh- I know how this feels. You try to think about other things but it keeps creeping into the corners of your mind and then jumping right to the forefront again!

Watch or read something funny- very funny! And have a glass of wine.

Scootergrrrl · 21/06/2008 21:04

"Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."
Repeat until it works

eekamoose · 21/06/2008 22:22

Increase Mnetting!! Lol!

Thanks all.

Am a big girl now and very grown up. Think the frustration all has to do with how a small thing like this can bother me so much when, really, there are so many more things I could expend my mental energy on. Looking for the off switch, I guess.

At least I can comfort myself with the knowledge that I do have the "wisdom to know the difference".

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cornsilk · 21/06/2008 22:24

I'm like that with things as well. Get busy with something else - gym?

minorbird · 21/06/2008 22:24

Write it down! Always helps for me! I start it out like a question and then attempt to answer it myself - pretty soon my anxiety about is subsides and I find the answers I'm looking for! Well it worked for that geezer whose made millions from his books conversations with God afterall! x

eekamoose · 21/06/2008 22:39

Ah see Cornsilk I'm very interested in the idea of gym but [whispers, not unaware of the irony: am too fat for gym].

The problem, btw, has nothing to do with fatness cos, intellectually, I know I can do something about that. But here is a perfect example of something I should be worrying about more than this silly effing nagging issue.

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eekamoose · 21/06/2008 22:41

Like the idea of writing it down, minorbird.

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OverMyDeadBody · 21/06/2008 22:41

If there is nothgin you can do to fix it then what you need to do is just accept it. Once you've completely accepted it, then it will cease to be a problem and the niggling inside ou will stop.

No point waisting valuable energy worrying and stressing out about something that you can't change. Life's too short.

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