Have you ever tried going to sleep with a mosquito (mosquitoes) in the room? This problem is quite common in the summer, especially in the wilderness. The buzzing sound of the mosquito is quite distracting and can prevent many of us from falling asleep. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we ignored the sound of this small creature and focused on the bigger picture?!
I was thinking about this scenario and how sometimes our worries, insecurities, and problems can sound like a mosquito while we are trying to sleep. Their noise can take up too much space in our minds. How about you?
Here is what you can do when 'mosquitoes’ are thrown into your mental space. You have three choices:
- Ignore it; put up a net; and stay unaffected by it in any way (i.e., don’t try catching it)
- Acknowledge the noise and be distracted by the sound for a long time.
- Acknowledge the noise, but then throw away the sound by paying attention to something else.
Many of us try really hard to avoid the noise of such ‘mosquitoes’ (i.e., our worries, insecurities, and problems). But truth is, you will be dealt silly noise in every aspect of your life, every day. So, it is vital to learn how to handle such distracting sounds in a healthy way and not let them control your mind.
Space in our minds is precious – occupy your thoughts with beautiful things that matter. Here is to many peaceful nights! Sweet dreams!
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