Don't Sweat

Don’t Sweat The Small Shit

Let’s say some shit happens between you and somebody else. I’m talking have you wanting to throw hands, or had one too many drinks while listening to ABoogie all night type shit. Because of what happened, it’s automatically considered a bad day. At the end of that day, if I was to ask you how your day was, instead of talking about all the negative stuff, ask yourself these three questions.

1. Did it take any money out of your pocket?
2. Did it take the roof from over your head?
3. Are you or anyone you know in any physical pain or danger?

If the answer to all these questions is “NO”. Then guess what, IT DOESNT FUCKING MATTER. Why do we insist on being so ready to decide that it’s a bad day overall? Things happen, and the reality is, they’re going to keep happening. People my age have what, maybe a good 60-70 years left in this world? Come on, it’s unrealistic to think we can ever progress or move forward in life if we direct so much focus and energy towards the negative.

I won’t lie, I dead used to be that way. It was a really hard habit to get rid of, but I started to ask myself, do I really wanna be mad or sad, or any other negative emotion everyday? Hell no. I got tired of it, and I knew if I continued allowing myself to choose the negative, I would start doing that in everything else that I do. Whether it was dance, work, this blog, relationships… anything. I would always be negative.

It had to become part of my morning ritual to literally say out loud to myself, “I’m choosing to be happy today, and I’m going to make sure today is a good day”. Regardless of anything that happens, if it didn’t take your life, there’s no reason to sweat the small shit.

Don't Sweat

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About Shallah Cotto

First name, Shallah. Middle name, Tiara. Im a Brooklyn Girl, born and raised. I've spent time in other places, but Brooklyn, above anywhere else, is home. 23 years young, and I've seen, been through, and been involved in more than you can imagine. I've visited quite a few dark spaces. Right before creating my blog, for example, I tried to take my own life. After recovery, I decided the only way to go from there was up. It's still a process of course, but I realized I have a lot to live for. I'm a daughter, sister, friend, mom (to my dog Herman), dancer, radio host, DJ, mentor, free spirit, the list goes on. I have a purpose that probably hasn't even been revealed to me yet. So, here I go, trying to figure it out just like everyone else. Except for me, my story is here for you to experience with me. | IG @ShallahTiara

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