It is all small stuff

By Thursday, June 14, 2012 9 No tags Permalink 0

Ever since I can remember I have been putting others before me. Couple of times it has gotten to the point where people simply expect it from me. This is when I start to loose it. I feel left out and every single thing gets me down. I guess this is the reason why I tend to take things so personal.

I guess my dad knows me better than I thought. Back in Christmas he gave me a book called “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” and he even told me not to “take it personal”. My old man. (I hope I don’t get in trouble for the old part of that statement, LOVE YOU DAD!!)


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I have to often be reminded that small stuff are indeed small, that the only reason they get me down is because I give them the power to. Of course things are easier said than done. I get so easily frustrated that these small things crawl up my leg like a bug infestation.


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It all goes down on a never ending spiral. One day I am right on top. Feeling like I can rule the world. Feeling confident that I can do anything I set my self to. And then a few days later I am at the bottom digging a whole deeper and deeper. Feeling sorry for my self.

Thankfully either myself or me slaps me back into conscience and I am back on top. To rule it all.


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I just have to keep reminding myself not to take the world so seriously but with a grain of salt. That life is short, time flies, and life, well, there’s only one. No one else is in charge of making me happy but me…extra hearts are welcome. But at the end we only have ourselves.

So, today I am happy. I feel good. In a good mood.

Today, I can rule the world!


  • Mariah
    June 14, 2012

    I definitely need to chill out about some things. I get a little worked up over things that don’t matter very much sometimes. Thanks for the advice!

    • Sofia
      June 14, 2012

      The book is called “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff– and It’s All Small Stuff”, by Richard Carlson.

      Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Amanda Taylor
    June 14, 2012

    Love this post… I need to keep reminding myself of this more often. Who was the author of the book? I might check it out…

    • Sofia
      June 14, 2012

      I keep forgetting too!! I should frame the phrase “Don’t sweat the small stuff” to remind myself of how simple life is!

  • Rae
    June 14, 2012

    Ugh, I hear ya! I’ve been dragging myself down constantly this past week ruminating and obsessing about a gigantic pile of “small stuffs”. I need to throw them all out the window or flush ’em down the drain RIGHT NOW. Gotta refocus on the important things. May we both have much “non-sweating of the small stuff” in our very near futures!

    Thanks for this. Needed it more than I knew… 🙂

    • Sofia
      June 14, 2012

      Glad I could help even a little. 😉

  • Elena
    June 15, 2012

    You go, girl! Sweating is for the gym and the sauna! (Eek, gross :D) On that note, I “heart” you, Sofia! 🙂

    • Sofia
      June 15, 2012

      Aww, 🙂 You just made my day Elena!! 😀 I “heart” you, too!

  • Cheryl
    June 16, 2012

    I certainly need to remind myself to not worry so much about little things. My husband however should know better by now than to tell me “Relax” or “Calm Down”. When will he learn that it’s not okay to say that when I’m upset about something? Ha! If he hasn’t learned that by now, I think it’s a lost cause. 🙂