Basically every Monday I’m going to give myself and anyone reading an intention or piece of motivation for the week ahead. Be it a quote to think about, a way of looking at things differently or an inspiring story. Just something to start the week off from a positive and reflective place. Making myself and you feel like ‘you got this!’ as we approach the week ahead. So I hope you will join me each week and comment below any personal thoughts and inspiration.
I originally had a different post written out for today yet ‘life happened’ and forced me to create a new intention for my week ahead.
So, this weeks intention is….
‘Don’t sweat the small stuff!’
I gratefully received a new laptop for Christmas and part of it was paid off too by money I had saved throughout the year. I had been waiting to own a new laptop for a while now and it quickly became my most prized possession. Allowing me to plan a few posts ideas on it after Christmas. However today as I came to edit this post it completely kapooted on me. No warning. Just turned off and wouldn’t turn back on. I tried everything but for some reason it completely died. I am having to send it off for a few weeks and not sure when I will be able to get a replacement at the moment.
My initial response was frustration and annoyance along the lines of ‘why me?!’ and ‘This is so unfair!’ That bubble of frustration and self pity we all feel when something doesn’t go to plan.
I then realised I had two options. I could moan and whinge and wallow in my self pity the whole day or I could take action, work to get it fixed and carry on with my life. Because in the grand scheme of life it really isn’t a big deal. My family are happy and healthy, I have a roof over my head and food on the table so why I am spending so much energy sweating over this! Possessions are just pieces of material at the end of the day.
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights” Maya Angelou
I am the first to admit that I can get wrapped up in my own head and allow all the small things to break me and ruin my whole day. Be it a late train, spilt coffee or the man who elbows you on the tube…. These things are frustrating but are we giving them more importance to our happiness than we should have?! They only have the power to get you down if you give them that power.
As soon as something small starts to niggle at you. Take a deep breath , take action to fix it if you can and if not then list the 5 things you are truly grateful for and hold the most importance in your life. Sometimes all it takes is a gentle reminder to get you out of a downward spiral in your head.
It’s going to be hard but this week I am going to make that conscious effort to always consider the much bigger picture.
Don’t sweat the small stuff!
I wish you a wonderful week ahead.
You got this!