Life Is All About The Little Things
Start writing a post
Life Stages

Life Is All About The Little Things

They're just as important in your life as they are in your relationship

200
https://unsplash.com/photos/wK5lmJ_tDoc

When you think about life, it's somewhat scary. It seems large and uncontrollable. Sometimes it is, but that's OK. It's important to remember that it's all about the little things. Sure the big picture is necessary at certain points, but creating a happy life is a day-to-day process. And what is a single day made up of? All the little things.

You hear this saying often in relationships. "It's the little things." Does he know your favorite ice cream flavor, or did he notice when you cut your hair? Both important things, but neither monumental. So, if it's important to be aware of small things in your relationship, then why not practice this in other aspects of your life?

It sounds kind of odd and silly. But it is a way of living that forces you to be more appreciative and more present. Many times I get caught up in the large pieces of my week like work or a yoga class. Although those are a part of your week, they aren't the whole thing. The little pieces make up the remaining space, and they are just as important.

I am not an expert at life or anywhere near having it together, but I've found a certain peace from focusing more on the little things. When I've had a long day, I focus on doing something that will make me smile. Maybe I'll walk my dog or watch an episode of my favorite show. Neither of these are monumental activities, but I alleviate negative feelings or energy by focusing on them.

You're present in your life. You acknowledge your feelings and do something to change them instead of letting your negative energy consume the rest of your day. Becoming aware of small things that make you smile will also make you more appreciative. Becoming aware of small acts that make you happy or pull you from a bad mood is essential. In noting these actions, you will be appreciative of the time you get to spend doing them or the people you do them with.

Life happens. Some days are better than others. Try to be more present in it. Don't take a back seat to your happiness. We can't control everything, which is OK, but it makes a difference when you work to control the little things you can.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

2740
Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

3489

Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

6753
Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Leilani Encarnacion

Philadelphia has its beauty, but some of you may have not been to some of the most beautiful hidden spots in the city. This summer is a chance for new adventures and exploring, so here are a few places that I highly recommend you should visit at least once.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments