I’m a highly sensitive and emotional person when it comes to the people I love and the things I feel most passionate about – you know, like my family, my friends, and generally supporting groups and causes that are working to make the world a better place.
When I do care for something, I care immensely.
When I do feel something, I feel it deeply.
When I do give of myself, I give all that I can.
Maybe it’s all that caring, feeling and giving though that makes me really not feel, or care or generally give a shit when I’m presented with life’s more trivial stuff.
I wish I could tell you that it’s really because I have impeccable self-confidence or I have a really thick skin, but I think I’m just too emotionally spent on the things that matter to me that there’s not much room left over for life’s little nonsense.
There was a point, in the not-so-distant past, however, when I found myself caring more than I should about stuff that I knew didn’t deserve my time or energy. It didn’t take long for me to feel weighed down by it, and so I decided I needed a little reminder.
This is when I bought my suitcase. It’s the perfect size to carry around all the extra shits I have available to give.
If I start doling out shits that don’t need giving, I have this handy suitcase to remind me exactly how many spares I have.
When I started this post, I kept writing out examples of the things I shouldn’t care about, but they are honestly so trivial that I don’t think they deserve a voice.
So I’ll just say that if you find yourself feeling weighed down by other people’s opinions or judgments, forget it and focus your energy on things that are important to you. If you need to, get yourself a little reminder; mine was less than $7 on Amazon and they came in a few different styles. Although, I’m already feeling like maybe I should downsize even though it’s not too heavy when it’s empty.
Do you have any funny ways of dealing with stress? Leave a comment and let me know – I have a long way until I reach my zen!