I respond to things that I am passionate about. The things that affect my here and now or my and my kids future. I respond to the petty things of the world sometimes and have to remind myself constantly to use ear muffs. No my ears aren’t cold but they need to be shielded. Sometimes we yell ear muffs to our kids and they know that means cup them ears mommy or daddy needs to express adult content.
For adults the same technique sometimes needs to be used. You are in control of what you entertain. You are in control of what you allow to get into your spirit. You’re an adult. You have the ability to end the things that no longer serve you. You have the ability to say no to images, sounds, and social media that do not line up with preserving you. You have a right not to argue and debate a fool who will not listen to anything you or anyone else has to say. You can be pulled in but as an adult you control the stops in your life. You have to be willing to look wrong sometimes. You have to be willing to look off when someone wants to engage you and you know it will lead no where.
Even on social media. I told you about the time I allowed myself to be pulled into a debate. Even though I felt I was being targeted or the person was saying things about my kids for one, I still had a right to end it early and deal with that person face to face. So you have the same power. You have to evoke ear muffs to shield the very things that will cause you to be upset. Anything that takes space in your mind that has you thinking of it for more than an hour that isn’t something centered around making you better, putting food on your table, getting you that much closer to your destiny-cut it off. Disengage on social media, stop hanging around the family and friends who do not mean you well, stop arguing with your mate and getting no where, find another job so every day you aren’t crying in the parking lot or miserable at your place of employment. Control the parts of your life that you can. Trust me I have been in that place before. It tears your spirit down. Activate your ear muffs so you can hear what you need to do, where you need to be, and how you are going to get there. You don’t have time to entertain things that don’t build you.