Making a big deal out of nothing or a mountain out of a molehill is a scenario I’m sure we’re all familiar with.
By treating a problem as greater than it really is or exaggerating the importance of something so trivial means we will always make life unnecessarily overly complicated. Nothing has to be bigger than it really is. The problem with the build up of issues that aren’t a big deal is that when we do have an issue to deal with that seems overwhelming then this will be even more difficult to deal with. We must always try to put issues into perspective.
Not only is exaggerating problems time consuming, they can also be debilitating too. They may also impact on other people and in other areas of your life. Building something up may also run in families. I have seen that happen although I’m not sure whether there is a genetic element to it, but in all likelihood if one family member does it, it is more than likely other family members will do it too.
It’s often down to our perceptions and how we handle issues, things or people. We can choose to see our problems the way they are or we can choose to make them bigger. The choice is ours.
If we see all issues as problems, those problems in all likelihood may always be exaggerated, whereas if we deal with issues individually before tackling the next one, we’re less likely to blow them up out of all proportion. Handling single issues separately helps us stay focused on that one issue. The issues themselves usually aren’t difficult, it’s the way we perceive those issues that prove difficult.
If we over exaggerate a problem we’re also more likely to see problems elsewhere and with others. We’re generally less happy with life.