don't sweat small stuff'

anonymous asked:

I think Ive spent too much money on these books I need to be stopped. Ive gone and bought every book as soon as they come out. I have a problem

[motivational speaker at a school voice] every dollar you spend on a book is a dollar you don’t spend on crimes.

One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It’s not and it won’t. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what’s wrong with life. “It’s not fair,” we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.
—  Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Don't sweat the small stuff.

Seriously. Don’t stress about things that you know won’t affect you tomorrow.

It is unnecessary. You’ll look back on it and feel silly, wishing you didnt make such a big deal about it.

For The Signs; 2/26
  • Aries: You have recently made a huge fool out of yourself, by possibly pushing your motives too hard and potentially frightening others you would like to keep close to you. Examine your actions and admit to your faults. If you feel you must apologize, do so, but keep in mind everyone has boundaries and certain levels of respect are essential.
  • Taurus: Don't sweat the small stuff, Taurus. As the stubborn soul you are, it may be difficult right now to give up hope regarding an endeavor you have been silently pursuing for some time. But it is essential, however, you shift your focus onto other things. The truth is, you can't always sort everything out. Some things have to run their own courses.
  • Gemini: You have recently been feeling like your life is a continuous game. You are weary of others recently, and trying to keep a close eye on who is loyal and who is tricking you. You are not being tricked, Gemini. You are simply fooling yourself by thinking too much. Tell that paranoia it has no real authority over you, and continue on with your life.
  • Cancer: You have recently been extremely up-front with your emotions, more so than you usually are. While this expression can be ultimately healthy, be careful, because you don't want to lash out or place blame on the wrong person. By all means, express your emotions. Just keep in mind not everyone is at fault when something has gone amiss.
  • Leo: You have made a huge decision, and you're not sure if it was necessarily the right call. Lately, you have been second guessing yourself an awful lot. The reality of it is that there is no turning back, Leo. You know this all too well. There is only moving forward. Try to see the positives of the decision you have made and recall why you made it in the first place.
  • Virgo: Stop getting so far ahead of yourself. Negative assumptions will lead to negative realities. Rather than concluding situations in your head before they've even crossed their finish lines, take life as it comes and work your way through something once it actually occurs. It will save you so much time and energy.
  • Libra: You've been feeling bitterly underestimated by those close to you. You are anything but a doormat, Libra. You are simply a social soul who likes to have a wide circle of friends. The assumptions you have gathered about a friend in particular are correct, but you haven't been able to convince all those associated with this person of this. You can't save everyone, Libra. Indeed you are not underestimated, but in this case, some people will have to learn for themselves.
  • Scorpio: The world may seem like a barren shell recently, Scorpio. You seek meaning and purpose, but right now you are experiencing more of the same. Surely, this is only temporary. Keep your end goals in mind, as you usually do, and surprises will come your way.
  • Sagittarius: Some would say you have been quite over indulgent recently. You are just trying to bust boredom and make yourself happy, but you are aware that you can take too much of one thing, whether it be material or spiritual, when you are feeling extra gluttonous. You don't need to stop having fun and doing what you want, but be aware of your portions. It will help you in the long run.
  • Capricorn: Sometimes, it can take a lot for you to put yourself out there. Not because you fear what people think (it's not exactly that,) but because you don't want to be seen as someone who is uptight and overemotional. If you have to say something, get it out now. You don't have to be loud and obnoxious when you do so, just get your point across calmly and assertively.
  • Aquarius: The more stressful areas of your life are beginning to die down, Aquarius. You now have a clearer picture of where you stand in life and what you should do about it. You have recently felt like your navigation through the motions has been simpler and a great deal more free. It seems the stars are aligned for you in this moment. Enjoy it.
  • Pisces: You have entered a new relationship recently, whether this be romantic or platonic. This partnership means a great deal to you, and you often wonder what would come of you if it were to slip away. Don't bother yourself with "what ifs," Pisces. Rejoice in your new company, rather than dreading the end of this Union. For all you know, the end may never come.

“Ask yourself this question: Will this matter one year from now?”

-Richard Carlson, author of Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff… and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

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anonymous asked:

You seem like a genuine, nice person 99% of the time - But when you make a huge deal out of something like this, it makes you look very petty. Ok, someone used your pictures? Are you making millions of dollars off these pictures? No. People reblog pictures all the time, take it as a form of flattery and don't get so worked up about it. There are wayyyyy more important things to worry about. Now go to the gym, have a kickass workout and forget all about it. Don't sweat the small stuff gorgeous!

I think you are not realizing the difference between REBLOGGING and REPOSTING. Obviously people are going to reblog stuff. And yes, for your information, people ARE making money off of MY before and after pictures. I have had multiple Facebook pages use my before/after to sell some shitty diet pill/diet plans/etc. And people believed that shit. 

It might not be important to you, but it’s important to me. I’m going to talk with a couple of lawyers (the people I nanny for are lawyers) and get this shit straightened out so it doesn’t happen again.