Which strategy should I use this week on something or someone who’s on my nerves?
“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” William James
When something or someone is on your nerves, you have four choices:
• Stay and do nothing
• Leave (mentally or physically)
• Change your attitude
• Change your behavior
The first two choices can work in temporary situations: working on a project with a different team, working under a stand-in manager, etc. If, however, your in-laws are moving in with you for eternity, you best choose from the latter two. What you will need is a total mental shift.