4 Ways To Care Less About Things That Don't Matter

I hosted book club at my home last month to discuss Mrs. Mike and it was one of the best nights we’ve ever had. Women were sharing so many interesting thoughts and questions as we roved over the various topics of the book. But one of my favorite moments of the night came when we started to discuss a quote from the book when Mike comments about a group of people squabbling over burnt toast ::

When little things are so important, it’s because there aren’t any big ones.

I asked the question, “How do we keep from getting too caught up in the little things?” and the answers that women gave were so insightful, I wanted to share them here ::

“It’s easier for me not to get caught up in things that don’t matter when I’m not on Facebook so much.” -Kelli

“Once, when I was sad because of a big move, my husband encouraged me to do something kind for someone else and to look for ways to help others. This really helped me not to feel so bad.” -Eden

“I can tell when I’m too busy that I have a shorter fuse and tend to snap at my kids and get stressed over dumb things. I think it helps to not be so busy.” -Cailee

“Volunteering is a good way to stop focusing on yourself. It’s a way to look outward and care about things that matter. Also, when you help people it helps you to put your own problems in perspective.” -Cathy

I just loved how simple yet effective these solutions are for a complicated problem. Bravo book club!

What about you? How do we keep from getting too caught up in the little things? What do you do to care about things that matter? What gets in the way? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

(Photo by Rylee Beck)

Posted by Aanna on Friday, February 12th, 2016

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