Do not be overly sensitive.

You may find yourself often adding to your pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, or by overreacting to minor things and taking things too personally. By blowing small things out of proportion, we run the risk of being indifferent to important things that have long-term consequences.

You may not always be able to avoid difficult situations, but you can modify the extent to which you suffer from how you choose to respond.

Instructions

  1. Let negativity pass by you.
    The next time you are dealing with a difficult situation, simply let its negativity pass by you as if it were a silent wind passing behind your ears.
  2. Do not respond to negative situations with hurt or anger.
    Think about the long-term effects of blowing something out of proportion—if you were to get hurt or angry right now, how would it affect your life later?
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