Donâ€™t sweat the small stuff! Iâ€™ve had a problem with this in the past, but Iâ€™m getting better and better at letting things go, especially when they really donâ€™t matter in the grand scheme of my life. For exampleâ€¦
- There is a lot of dust, crumbs, and dog hair on my kitchen floor. Normally, that freaks me out. I can live with it for another day; the microscopic germs are not going to kill me, the Husband, or my dogs.
- When other people cannot drive like fully functional human beings, I do not need to let my blood pressure rise to astronomical heights. It is not worth getting upset over.
- I do not need to find â€œthe perfect giftâ€ for everyone on my Christmas list. They know how much I love them and that money is tight.
- Negative noise and energy vampires have no impact on how I feel about myself, my life, or my work.
- Maggie smells, but itâ€™s OK. I can give her a bath when I have more time. Itâ€™s fine if she stinks up my sheets.
- I hate vegetables. Itâ€™s not the end of the world. I eat them anyway.
- Sometimes, the Husband and I will get into silly arguments about silly things that do not really matter. I try to react with love and forgiveness instead of taking out my frustrations on him.
- I can still run a successful marathon even if I donâ€™t reach my mileage goals 100% of the time. Running is for fun, anyway. If it stops being fun, I have a major problem.
- I might fail my Anatomy final that Iâ€™m taking in one hour. I will still pass the course.
- We might have to move in with our in-laws in the summer. But relatively speaking, we have it better than 95% of the world. We have a safe place to live, food, a steady source of income, a violence-free life, and a happy, healthy family. I am thankful for these things and will not make myself unhappy trying to â€œkeep up with the Joneses.â€
- I have the power to refocus my time and energy on things that really matter. I have the willpower to let the small things slide.
Whatâ€™s small stuff really sweats you? How do you let it go?