Giving them my peace of mind . . .
I just read this story on Facebook and it’s perfect for a blog post.
Someone posted a comment about a woman who was teaching herself English. She got angry at someone and later reported that she gave the person her “peace of mind”.
It looks and sounds funny, the way it’s written above, because obviously, she meant to say “give them a piece of my mind”.
But I wonder, how many people have I ever given my “peace of mind” to?
I’m a people-pleaser. I despise having anybody unhappy with me, and if I even have a hint that someone’s not happy with what I’ve done or say, I have a visceral, physical reaction. In a sense, that’s giving that person my “peace of mind”.
This is probably another way of saying “you’re letting them live rent-free in your head.” I’m not so sure if they’re living there rent-free. The people living in your head are the rent collectors, and the rent they are collecting is your peace of mind!
At the moment, I don’t have solutions for not giving away your peace of mind. But today’s story does give me pause and may just help me be aware of who gets my “peace of mind”!