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 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 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 our issues into perspective.
Not only is exaggerating problems time consuming, exaggeration can also be debilitating too. It 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, people who over exaggerate will come from families who also over exaggerate.
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 together as problems, those problems 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 focus on the one issue. Once that is sorted we can go on to another 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 also generally speaking, less happy with life.