How to Let the Little Things Go

Published Date 1/22/2015
Under: Life, Destiny & Meaning



Work toward a resolution instead of just winning.

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” This short but powerful statement, but it’s not always easy to do. When people hold on to little things, those things tend to build until a person explodes one day. By letting the little things go, you can have a happy, healthier relationship with your significant other, coworkers, family, and friends.


Resolve Problems Instead of Ignoring Them

Letting the little things go doesn’t necessarily mean ignoring them until they go away. Sometimes working toward a resolution is the healthiest way of letting go of something. First, ask yourself if this little thing is part of a larger issue. If there are little things that are bothering you, work toward a solution while recognizing it might be part of a bigger problem that needs resolved.


Step Into Their Shoes

This is easier said than done; however, it’s a very effective way to let little things go. Take a look at a situation from that person’s perspective, and you may get better insight on why a person reacted a certain way. Once you can see his or her perspective, you can acknowledge his or her feelings better, and decide if what’s bothering you is really that valid.


Give the Benefit of the Doubt

Sometimes little things bother a person, because they are assuming the person is being intentional. Don’t assume the worst about people, unless you have a very good reason. By giving people the benefit of the doubt, you can look on a situation as less malicious, and more of a mistake, making it easier to let it go.


Solve Problems Instead of Winning Fights

If you are in an argument or stewing over something another person did, sometimes it becomes more about winning than solving a problem. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to want to be right or to win; however, that’s not necessarily the way to solve problems or let things go. Step back and ask yourself if you are trying to win or you are trying to resolve a situation. Some people who fall under certain astrological signs will be more prone than this than others. Having an astrology reading can help you understand fights that may come up between you and your partner. 


Pick Your Battles

This may sound cliché, but to let go of the small stuff, you need to decide what is small stuff. If you’re constantly picking at your partner about things, the big things are just going to feel like another thing you’re nagging about. Although dishes in the sink, towels on the floor, or leaving lights on may all be annoying, if you complain about them all, you just start to look like a nag. 


The next time something small is bothering you, take a step back and analyze the situation. Sometimes a love psychic reading can help you that perspective. Decide if it’s really that important, and what your true motives are in bringing up this situation. It will help you create and support healthier, long-lasting relationships. 



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