Monday, March 6, 2017

7 Small Things I'm Learning to Just Accept

 A lot of us let the little things bother us. I'm guilty of it more than I'd like to admit.

Whether it's your husband, clutter, other people's rude comments or whatever your pet peeve is, stressing over this stuff can distract us from the truly important things in life.

When I became a mom, I no longer had as much time to notice or care about these small things. Here's the list of things we should all learn to let go of, including myself.

1. Other people's annoying habits. Unless they're harming you or your family, you can't control them so don't get stressed about them.



2. Everything being perfectly in order. Little One seems to hate things being in their place so I'm learning to just accept that everything can't be perfectly tidy all the time.

3. Little comments. How many times have you fumed over a comment from a stranger at the grocery store or restaurant? Something innocent like "Oh, where's her hat? She must be so cold."

4. Being a little bit late. Being late gives me serious anxiety but when you're no longer in control of your own schedule, you just have to accept a little bit of tardiness. Whether it's dinner being later than you planned or getting out the door a little bit later, it's all going to be OK.

5. Things not going exactly as planned. I can't tell you how many times I sit down excited to write a post like this and Little One decides nap time is over at the exact same moment. If I get stressed about it than I'm missing out on enjoying time with her.

6. Forgetting small things. A few weeks ago, I made my grocery list and burritos were on the menu (a staple in our house). I forgot to get the tortillas at the store. Something like this would have eaten away at me for the rest of the day. But honestly, we don't need the extra calories and carbs. Burrito bowls for us!

7. Things that are out of your control. This is a huge pill to swallow. But when something like my phone or internet are not working, what good does it do to stress out about it? I can't fix it.

Take my word for it, I haven't mastered accepting all of these yet. I'm far from it. This list is something to aspire to but even writing it reminded me of how important it is to work on.

What little things are you learning to accept?

10 comments:

  1. You are so right. And yet it's so easy to find yourself thinking about and re-thinking a comment that someone else made, trying to figure out what their motivation was...when in reality...you'll never know, and it doesn't matter in the first place. Less stress is definitely the way to go!

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    1. Definitely, comments are one of the hardest ones. Even though you know what's best for your family!

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  2. parenting has def taught me to let things go. like organization! you sometimes just cant do it with toddlers!

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    1. There are definitely worse things than being unorganized.

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  3. I think you definitely hit the nail on the head with all of these. I seriously sweat the small stuff all the time but as i get older and i see the stress it causes.....little by little I'm trying to let things go

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    1. It's always a work in progress, its not easy but worth it!

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  4. I think my sister in law is slowly learning this. Some thing are out of our control. xx

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    1. It's always good to remember that and nothing is as bad as it seems.

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  5. Always better to be the bigger person, to stay calm and be patient. xo, Suzanne~ www.suzannespiegoski.com

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  6. I definitely needed to read this, as a teacher everything is never going to go as perfectly planned with 100 kiddos that I see throughout the day. So, I'm learning to roll with the punches and try to just adjust accordingly without getting bent out of shape :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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