Posted on February 7, 2014
Thoughts on taking things personally
Yesterday was a windy, rain pouring down sideways, soggy morning. We need it, but it’s funny how it comes only during the handful of days you don’t want it to. It’s a good thing I don’t mind being out in it, but I looked like a drowned rat by the end of the day.
I came home, took a hot shower and decided that eating salami, cheese sticks, chips + salsa for dinner while watching cartoons was a great way idea. Turns out it was! Plus Bam is a big fan of snuggling and cartoons too. #winning.
I am happy to report I’m making strength training a priority. Even I am shocked I did it when all I wanted to do was eat gummy bears and lay on the couch. I still did that, post workout in case you are wondering. Having super cute kicks also helps!
Just something I’ve been thinking about lately…
I typically don’t allow myself to get worked up over the small stuff. I let a lot of stuff roll off my back. I do my best to focus on seeing things for what they really are, not how others perceive it.
I consider myself very passionate. I LOVE everything I do and if the day comes that I don’t, I’ll quit and find something else I love. Life is too short for mediocrity. I have a great deal of passion for the brands I align myself with, the blog, the course, everything I do. So when someone criticizes me, I automatically take it personal, instead of taking a step back and try to see it through their point of view.
This one is a tough one for me. I know there is always something we can work on, but I put so much effort into it. You know that old saying goes something like this…the qualities you admire most in others are probably your weakness. Yah, that’s me.
I need to remind myself that it’s dumb how often times, we allow others problems to become ours. In reality it’s a choice. We choose to make ourselves the important part of the interaction – when most likely it’s not.
I know first hand this is easier said than done, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t work on it. I mean, how awesome would it feel to take all of the negative things others say about ourselves with a grain of sea salt?!
I’m curious if you guys fall into that trap as well? How do you distance yourself from situations and not take what others say about you so dang personally?