05 October, 2014


Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Do you ever let something small affect your whole day? I'm sure most of us get stressed and overwhelmed and by the end of the day or week, you feel like snapping? Yep it happens. Or if you're a stress free bunny then lucky you! I get so caught up with certain things out of my control and let it get it to me, when in fact I should just let it go.

Some things are out of your control

The smallest things such as my train being late or my mail order doesn't arrive on time, I mean sh*t happens so I'm late for work by a few minutes, being stressed or agitated doesn't change the situation right? Instead I try and let the situation go, I mean it's hardly a deal breaker! Not wasting my energy on things out of my control makes such a difference. It's definitely easier said than done though but it's something I'm consciously trying to change.

Finding the positive

Waking up with the right mind set really makes a difference, set aside your worries - I mean starting the day arguing with a love one about not doing the dishes really doesn't matter does it? Whenever I feel stressed I always try and take a leaf out of my fiancé's book. He very rarely gets agitated or stressed, he always sees or finds the positive out of any bad situation. Rising up to negativity or seeing things as a battle, doesn't help find a solution.

The bigger picture

I find a lot of the time when I relay my agitation to other people, they see things in a much more rational sense. I hate being late for things but most of the time, it's me that's more stressed than the person that's waiting for me. Building up stress and worry over the slightest things can be over consuming and honestly takes up too much time and energy. So next time I feel myself worrying about what someone might think, I just try and refocus on the bigger picture - what's the worse that can happen honestly?

Reality check

I know I say this all the time but life really is too short worrying about trivial matters, set your sights on bigger things, goals and achievements. After experiencing the loss of someone recently, I feel some of my worries so superficial. Regaining perspective on life really helps me stress less about the little things. Just enjoy life and don't sweat it :)

Do you ever find yourself worry about little things?

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  1. I totally agree with your points! September was a really tough month for me, not for little things, but for many bigger ones. I keep focusing on the positive side and in the end, everything had a really good reason to happen! Universe has its own plans that are beyond us and I trust it so much! :)

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  2. I worry about the little things all the time! And I've been trying to think in a similar way. One of my friends told me that he asks himself the following questions when he gets really stressed: Does it matter? (As in, does it affect your life on the greater scale?) Is it life-threatening? If the answer is no, he just doesn't worry about. Obviously it's easier said than done, but I think worrying is also partly a habit, and when you get into the habit of not worrying, you worry less...?

  3. I am such a worrier! I think I bring a lot of it on myself by setting myself unrealistic goals, then beating myself up about not achieving them. So every so often I try to relieve the stress by scrapping my to do list and just focussing on one or two things and having a little bit of me time. And somehow I always seem to achieve more when I do things this way! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  4. I 100% agree with everything you said. It's so easy to get frustrated because of the little stuff that doesn't even matter, especially when people around you are stressing you out. I actually think I get more frustrated by people's shenanigans than actual things that go on haha :)

  5. These are some really great tips! Sometimes I let the smallest things get to me. I don't even really know why. I usually try to cope with it by trying to find something to do to get my mind off it. But it doesn't always work. I'll try to keep this post in mind next time I'm stressing!

    Eileen | www.yesmissy.com

  6. Reality Check is something I try to do often. I'm going to be honest, I have the worst temper and always get annoyed the most stupid things so I just try to lay back and breathe in and out for a while because it stresses me out just to be so negative all the time, there's nothing worse than realizing I can't stand myself at times hahaha. And you're right, it really makes a big difference to wake up with a happy thought at least. I recently started spending at least 1 minute in bed before I wake up just to smile and be thankful to sleep in an actual bed in a house, etc. X

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  7. Hi Hanh! YASSSSS. We are all learning the hard way but its nice to know that at the end of the day we all got our sanity back. As for my experience I am too close to the puzzle that I failed to see the bigger picture. I just need to take a few steps back to gain clarity on the situation. Hope all is well with you:-)

  8. Hi Hanh! YASSSSS. We are all learning the hard way but it's nice to know that at the end of the day we all got our sanity back. As for my experience, I am too close to the puzzle that I failed to see the bigger picture. I just need to take a few steps back to gain clarity on the situation. Hope all is well with you:-)

  9. I like your outlook Diana, even when times are tough keeping positive rather than wallow in self pity really makes a difference :)

  10. I agree, people get into the habit of worrying, complaining and thinking negative and it kind of falls into a bad pattern! That's why I think my worries are tiny in comparison to the bigger picture, I have a home, people I care about and food to eat - so I try and keep them in check.

    Thanks for reading :)

  11. That's a great way to refocus and get things done, having too much on your plate ends up being to much and difficult to achieve! xx

  12. I agree, half the time it's the people around me that are causing me stress! I know, sometimes I get caught up with other people's antics but it's not my problem - I should learn to let them deal with it :)

  13. I'm the same Eileen, I let the littliest thing bother me whilst other people seem to shrug it off. Only recently I'm trying to refocus my energy on what really matters and letting them small irritations go :)

  14. I'm a typical Taurean, always letting my temper get the better of me when I really should calm down too! I always try and leave my negativity at the door so to speak when I get home, I know my partner doesn't need to hear about my stresses! Yes waking up feeling happy really makes a difference, I'm never thankful enough of what I have. xx

  15. Hi Riza, yes we all get too close to our small problems to see the bigger picture. Things are really never as bad as they seem :)

  16. Loved this post, I need a cheer up :) xx

  17. Love this! I really need to remember that I cannot control everything and that it's important for both yourself and everyone around you to remain positive!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  18. Hi Sheri, yes being postive and realising some things are just out of our control makes such a difference on how we see things :)


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