Happy Motivation Monday! Today we’re going to focus on not sweating the small stuff, while ensuring that we enjoy the little things.
I was thinking this morning about two motivational thoughts, that at first seem to conflict, but that can actually support each other well.
The first is something that my grandmother always used to say … “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff.” To me, this is about being resilient when things aren’t going exactly my way, and not worrying so much about things I can’t control. When I’m not careful about it, I tend to ride the “ups and downs” of emotions, and this quote helps remind me that I don’t need to do so.
On the other hand, it is important to pay attention to the little good things, because sometimes these moments pass us by before we even focus on appreciating them. Passing moments of laughter with friends and family, enjoying the sense of pride you feel after a big accomplishment, a feeling of gratitude that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. These are the things that matter in the long-run, so take the time to enjoy the little things.
I don’t think that not sweating the small stuff and enjoying the little things have to be in conflict. When we focus on letting little annoyances pass us by, but savoring life’s little delights, we’re able to get the most out of life, and maximize our joy. Take a moment to notice how you react to the little things today!
2015 Thank You, 2016 Update, and Big Announcement!
In case you haven’t seen it, I want to share a video I made to thank you for your help in making 2015 such a wonderful year. Be sure to watch until the end, because there’s a BIG announcement about something coming in 2016!
Now it’s your turn … What do you hope to accomplish in 2016? What little things will you enjoy today?