Know that saying ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.’ Well, yes. In the end, unless you’re a Marvel comic’s super hero or a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist, it’s all small stuff. So don’t sweat it. But do pay attention to it. Because who you are is spelled out in the small stuff. Yup, long talks until dawn proclaiming your beliefs and ethics over wine or coffee mean just about squat. What’s important is what you are doing right now in this moment…and this one…and this one.
How we live our lives tells us what we believe. Do you believe you are important and having something to give to the world? Are you living that by doing something in the world? Do you believe that you are worthless and therefore you do nothing and keep away from others? Do you eat to feel better about yourself because nothing else fills the void inside? Do you do things that make you happy, no matter how small or frivolous it seems or do you put yourself last and do what needs to get done for everyone else until there’s no time or energy for anything else?
Look at who you are right now in this moment and if you don’t like it – STOP. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Do one small thing differently. Read your book in the bathtub, goto the big store in town and buy one small thing you don’t actually need. Walk backwards to the bus stop. Change it up and see the world differently. You’ll be amazed at the world and at yourself. 🙂