Demo calls me a firecracker. The first time he called me that I asked him to explain because I didn’t understand what he meant.
Demo; You blow up, loudly, all scary, but then you are calm again – like a firecracker!
That’s me To a T! I tend to overreact and stress about the littlest of things. I sometimes blow up out of frustration and then, later on, realize that it wasn’t a big deal after all. Today I wanted to share some of the things I started doing to stop sweating the small stuff. I’m also sharing some photos of the prAna sustainable Fall fashion items that I received recently.
Stop Sweating The Small Stuff + prAna Sustainable Fall Fashion Items
This post is in collaboration with prAna.
Many times when I blow up about something is because I’m running behind on work related things. This year I made a pack with myself that I wouldn’t procrastinate (as much).
Daily positive affirmations
Positive affirmations are something that I started doing a lot of lately. For someone that has a lot of insecurities and doubts, it wasn’t an easy task. If you are not familiar with positive affirmations, I suggest checking out this website for a list of 101 Life-Changing Thoughts To Practice Daily.
“Be thankful for what you have; you‘ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
I used to get this dark cloud over my head that no matter what I did, it would not go away. Back in 2005, I watched an episode of Oprah where she talks about keeping a gratitude journal. Each day, write 5 things that you are grateful for – no matter how small that thing may be. I did this for a whole month and each day started to get a bit brighter for me. I no longer keep a gratitude journal. Instead, I write a Grateful Sunday post weekly and share the things that I’m most thankful for with you guys.
We go out of our way to ensure the impact we make on the world is mostly confined to our aesthetic. By using materials and partnering with companies and factories that adhere to strict guidelines for safety and efficacy, we’re able to make the beautiful and functional products we love, in a way that we can all feel good about.
While prAna clothing is made to accommodate any adventure, the items are first and foremost mindfully made in order to support fair trade and sustainable practices. prAna actually has only one core belief and that is to give back more than we take from the world.
*Disclosure: I received two pieces of clothing from prRana for review purposes.
The sweater hoodie (Daria Sweater Hoodie) is made with a lightweight organic cotton blend. It’s super comfortable and perfect for the Fall weather. I also got the Sage Jogger (coal). It’s a great piece for everyday wear or even the office if worn with a cute top.
Shop This Look: Sage Jogger / Daria Sweater Hoodie
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Shop This Look: Sage Jogger / Daria Sweater Hoodie
It’s hard to break from the habit of sweating the small stuff (trust me, I know). But when you finally do, you will find that you are less stressed out and able to accomplish so much more.
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Anita Singh says
So positive post ?? love ur family, my blessings r always with you n ur family
Your dress is so nice, last sunday we went to mall for husband n daughter’s shopping ?
I think everyone loves shopping na ?
Marielle Altenor says
Thank you so much for stopping by Anita! Your comments are always so amazing!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
prAna sounds like great stuff! I love that it’s sustainable AND good looking. It’s nice to know I can do good just by buying things that make me look good.
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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
Loved this post! After reading this, I’m pretty much a firecracker too. Haha. I love that sweater and those pants!
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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
It really is important that we don’t sweat the small stuff right!? That sweater is super cute and you’re rockin it!
I love that this is all sustainable. What a great post! The pants are really super nice too, they look comfortable.
I have been a big Prana fan for years. They have such such gorgeous, quality items, and their clothing is so comfortable. I love their stuff!
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Jennifer Van Huss says
What a beautiful piece! Sweating the small stuff is hard not to do, but it makes a big difference! That outfit looks beautiful! I love how comfortable it is!
Joely Smith says
Haha hey FIRECRACKER! I think that is a great nickname and I can totally relate to your personality – I am a bit the same.
I also just happened to pick out the exact same top – the Daria Sweater Hoodie from prAna! I LOVE it! It’s so unique in it’s design and love that it is organic. I selected a different color though. We have great taste. lol
I love your photos. Great article!
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Sapphire Kharyzma says
I’ve never heard of the prAna Sustainable Fashion brand, but anything that empowers positivity and sustainability is top choice in my book! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I sure have heard some good things about this brand. Sustainable clothing is trending right now. I love how comfortable the clothing looks.
Wendy Polisi says
I absolutely love this brand. I love their focus and the fact that basically supporting them supports ourselves as well!
Up Run for Life says
I tend to procrastinate and I know that I shouldn’t. I am also an excessive worrier, not sure why but I have been my entire adult life. I need to check out Prana’s line.
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Mimi Green says
I had to work hard to learn not to sweat the small stuff. I was the queen of worrying about things I had no control of. I’ve since gotten a lot better and I’m so thankful.
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Angela Bethea says
I smiled about the comparison with the firecracker because I can relate with that. These are really great suggestions and totally inspiring!
Yup! Stop sweating the small stuff and only focus on what’s important and you will be much much happier. 🙂
I am just hearing of this brand but I already love what you have said. This is so cool.