Ah, familiar words, yes?
This saying popped into my mind while trying to figure out why I have no internet connection.
Now, let me say this: it takes a lot for me to get frustrated. It really does. I tend go from upset to “oh, well” in the matter of minutes so I tend to notice when I’m getting frustrated. Which is why I found myself thinking “Oh my gosh! What is wrong with you?!” to my computer and in the next minute I was laughing at how upset I was getting. I mean, it’s not like if I yell loud enough my internet will finally connect. Yes, it may make me feel good, but it’s so much easier to just let it go, you know? At least for me anyway.
Which is what made me think about why it’s so important I get online.
Which made me think about all the things I wanted to do online. I’m on semester break so it’s not like I need the Internet for school. There are some lectures I wanted to watch, plan my blogging strategy for 2016, do some research on some things I came across earlier in the day, figure out my plan to revive a student organization I’m a part of. I mean, there are a lot of things I could be doing online right now but are any of them urgent-important? Are there deadlines to meet?
Simply answered, no.
They are important, but not urgent so is getting upset necessary? And can’t I do some this stuff offline? Like thinking about my blogging goals or planning goals for the student organization? Is the Internet really necessary for me to get these things done?
And how much of that necessary stuff that feels like should be done is really my fault for procrastinating in the first place?
Is “so much to do, so little time” really so much? And do I really have little to no time?
Simply answered, again, no.
So there isn’t really a need for me to be upset or frustrated.
Which, then, makes me think about another saying: “you can’t always control things that happen to you, but you can control how you react to them.”
And to quote a great author,
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
FYI, it’s all small stuff.
And with that thought, I’m calling it a night and will lie in bed to count sheep 😉 .