The Little Things


Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you worry about the mountain of things you have on your to-do list and how you’re ever going to find the time to get it all done? Sure. We all do. With today’s hectic lifestyles, it’s easy to worry yourself sick about all the little things that seem to fill up every free moment of your day.

But you know what? It doesn’t have to be that way. I know it’s a cliche, but there’s a lot of wisdom in the old saying: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to worry about all the little things. The important thing is to make time for what matters: your family and friends.

Because, when it comes down to it, there will always be time for the little things.

There will always be time to do the laundry…or wash the dishes…or dust the furniture…or clean the bathroom…or clean the other bathroom…or mop the kitchen floor…or vacuum the carpets…or cut the grass…or weed the garden…or fix that leaky faucet…or that loose shutter…or that cracked exhaust pipe for the radon pump…or that hole in the wall that your daughter made when she was trying to climb up to the ceiling—a year and a half ago…or finally drill a hole in and install a doorknob in that door in the den that you hung up over three years ago, and that you now keep shut by using a Russian kettle bell as a doorstop…or paint the floorboards on your front porch, which haven’t been painted in over six years and are now cracking and rotting due to exposure to the sun and rain…or build a new deck to replace the one on the back of the house, which is pretty much about to collapse on itself and would never pass code…or dig and install a French drain on the side of the house before that hole in the cellar wall gets any bigger and the entire thing collapses in…or grease and adjust the rails on the automatic garage door, which every time you open or close it sounds like one of those industrial trash compactors they use to crush old cars into neat little cubes of scrap metal…or go through your emails, which, no matter how fast you try to act on them, keep coming in one after another and make you feel like you’re sinking in a canoe with a hole in the bottom of it and all you have to bail with is your bare hands…etc.

Yes, you’ll always have time for that stuff. So just let it go. Focus on the present. Take a nap. Read a book. Do some meditation. Or yoga…or Tai-Chi…or go for a walk…or a run…or a hike…or a bike ride……or maybe a swim…or try CrossFit…or take one of those crazy classes they have on those stationary bikes…or try rock climbing…or bungee jumping…or base jumping…or skydiving…or sign up for that cooking class you’ve always wanted to take…or that painting one…or that drawing one…or that pottery one…or…oh, just forget it.

Nobody has time for all that stuff anyways. ~


Copyright © 2016 Valentine J. Brkich


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