Thursday, April 21, 2016

Make yourself happy.

I'm pretty pumped its Thursday, because I have the night off! No consultations, no workout planned, no specific dinner on the menu. I plan to watch my husband play some softball - and lets be honest, probably grab a soft pretzel or two ;)

This week as I was walking through the hallway to my cubicle at work, checking the time on my Fitbit, a co worker rudely commented as he walked by how "dumb those things are". Truthfully, I just ignored him, because what was the point? Neither of us would've gained anything by furthering the conversation. But, it got me thinking about how funny people can be.

There are always going to be people who don't agree with you, the things you do, and the way you do them. There's always going to be someone who judges you for doing (or not doing) something. So why do some of us try so hard to make everyone happy?

You truly can't please everyone.
If you go to the gym too much, they'll call you obsessive.
If you don't go to the gym enough, they'll call you lazy.

If you work insanely hard for something, they think you're too busy to hang out.
If you spend too much time with friends, you aren't working hard enough.

If you're constantly on your phone, you're not being present.
If you never answer your phone, you're unreliable.

If you stay in on weekends to save money, you aren't living.
If you go out and party too much, you're young and immature.

I could go on and on all day about random examples that came across my brain, but my point is: BE YOURSELF! Do what makes you happy! Go with your gut. Listen to your heart. Do whats BEST for you and your family, and just make sure you're happy, at the end of every day. It can be about something small like wearing a Fitbit, or something as big as following your wildest dreams. You will truly never be able to please everyone, so you may as well do what feels right in your heart.

I hope you do something that makes YOU happy today!

12 comments:

  1. I seriously do not understand people who feel the need to rain on other people's parades, especially to their face! Thinking a Fitbit is stupid is fine - everyone has their opinions - but what was the point of telling you that? You're totally right - you can't please everyone. You do you :)

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  2. Amen!! There are so many people out there who look to judge just to make themselves feel better. Who cares? Live your life and do what makes you happy. I had a friend who would make comments about the dumbest stuff like "I can't believe you're not having a bouquet toss at your wedding"...and when I told her why (all of our friends were older and didn't want to be called out for being single) it was like the world ended. We just did our thing and it was fine, but I still heard the judgey comments she made to us, and to others about that and a million other things.

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  3. Oh my gosh the fact that you didn't answer to his rudeness would have taken all my strength! But you're so right there are just people out there that will never be happy regardless so you might as well just do what makes you happy! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Negative people... psh! Truly lame that someone would even need to comment about something like that. Just keep doing YOU and keep rocking!!! ;)

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  5. This is TOO GOOD. I've had family members even make comments like this. It's like...really? Let me live and I'll let you live. Also Fitbit foreverrrrr.

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  6. Good for you on just ignoring him! Love this post, it's so true!!!! Like Erin said ^ You just keep doing you and rocking it girly!!!!

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  7. Love this! I actually read an article today about feeling guilty over trying to please people and I'll admit to falling into that trap! You can't please everyone and the more you try the more stressed you make yourself. Good for you for ignoring him! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  8. Great lesson! I love how you turned a situation that is annoying (um, FitBits are awesome, what is the deal with your coworker??) into a good life lesson.

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  9. I love this so much! You are so right, you can't please everyone and it's crazy to even try to. Have a great weekend!

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  10. preach girl. hit the nail on the head. you can't please everyone and why would you want to? make yourself happy end of story. and um, your coworker is crazy rude. hope you had a good thursday night with a pretzel or 2!

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