For almost a decade I have hit publish on an early January post welcoming the New Year but the themes have really run the gambit. Some years I have shared many resolutions, some years only one, some years my NYE outfit, and last year I posted live from Egypt. Well clearly as we start 2021 I am not in some exotic location exploring new parts of the world but thankfully I am together with my family for the first time in a year.
Following the theme of one New Year’s Resolution this year it is to not sweat the small stuff. My dad had a book of the same title when I was growing up called Richard Carlson Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small Stuff By Richard Carlson. You may have heard of it because by now it has sold 15 million copies and to be honest, I never actually read the whole thing. That said, the title tells you everything you really need to know – don’t sweat the small stuff is going to be my mantra as I go into 2021. It is is a good idea every year but between planning a wedding and the uncertainly of COVID it is more necessary than ever.
Now to be fair this is not an entirely new New Years Resolutions as it is certainly a take on one of my 2016 resolutions to stop complaining about things I have no control over. And even though I am five years older and five years wiser (maybe) I am still going to find this a hard one. . There are tons of things I gripe about on a regular basis and while some are valid and I can work to fix, others I can not impact. For example – working from home. While some people really enjoy it I am not a fan at all. however, it has been nine months and seeing as my company is not going back into the office until September 2021 at the earliest it’s not something I can change so I will try and find positives one is that my old commute time can now be used to exercise – I just need to keep reminding myself of this silver lining.
So 2021, let’s do this. And I am going to try and not sweat the small stuff.