Hey, it’s day 2 of my self-improvement challenge and here’s a confession (man, now I realize I have to actually bare my soul in this), I can get pretty uptight. Well, OC, in a way, does equal uptight, right? I have always had the tendency to nitpick — advertising copy, someone’s grammar, restaurant service, the bathroom ledge in Magnolia. There is a saying that goes “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” However, to me, everything can be of the same giant scale. I blame it on my parents (hahaha – nervous laughter), the nuns who gave us the ironic evil eyes all throughout grade school and high school and my marketing background.
So my May 2 challenge to myself:
I will relax.
I have decided that when I am about to nitpick on something that will not have any significant impact on making my life better, I will breathe in, pause and think of the beach in my flip-flops. At the beach, you leave the laptop behind, you walk around in a bikini and you wear your Havaianas everywhere – even to weddings.
These were the Havaianas I made at the Make Your Own Havaianas event last Tuesday (the first time I went out at night with my SoMom friends! – buhay nanay!). Those pins are only available during the event.
Today, I wore my Havaianas to the mall while working in a coffee shop. It was relaxing until I realized my car was coding and it was 3:30PM!
Breathe. Pause. Image of the beach in my flip-flops. There is no MMDA guy up ahead.