In One Ear Out the Other

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

That statementhas perplexed me for a long time. If you know me (I love when people say this because it usually is something they say about themselves that is not true) then you know that I hang on to things. I have a hard time letting things go. No matter what they are. Whether it be a crappy leadership decision (IMO) or something else, I tend to let things bother me. But I have been hearing people tell me “just let it go in one ear and out the other.” Well, that is a lot harder than it sounds. As well, if it goes in one ear and out the other, doesn’t that mean that their was nothing in your head to begin with? I don’t know about you, but I have a big brain, and things get caught up in there.

I just wish I could actually do this. Erase the memory on my brain as easy as I do on my computer. And yet I struggle with this everyday. I really struggle when someone says something to me that I disagree with, or make a statement that I view as wrong. I stress over the little things, and at times it makes for a difficult time.
What about you, do you struggle with this? Or have you developed techniques to let all the “stuff” go in and out.

Thoughts por favor…

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Tyler

    I know what you are talking about K. Just this last week i got a fairly obnoxious “suggestion” card about our worship service. The “suggestions” were uninformed, unfair, and kind of silly. Even thought i knew the person was wrong in nearly every way, i mulled over it for too long, sent a few emails, and sat feeling angry in my office.

    One of the best tricks that I’ve used is to write my initial, angry response to w/e it is in a letter, email, blog post, or something like that. By the time i’ve finished writing out my thoughts I’m feeling slightly better for venting. I never send/mail/or publish these things, but rather just save them. It allows you to release your frustrations w/o letting someone else be the victim.

  • kylereed

    Ya, I like that suggestion Tyler. I have thought about starting up a blog that no one knows about and have it be a place where I can just vent. I feel like I am venting to someone, but that someone doesn’t know who I am.

  • http://donthaveany Granpa

    I would but it would just go in one eye and out the other!