10 Stupid Things That Will Drive You Crazy If You Let Them

There are some things in life you can’t control, and learning to accept that is essential for your sanity. If you’re so busy obsessing over everything that’s going wrong, you won’t have a chance to appreciate the things that are going right. Sometimes the best thing to do is just relax and let go a little bit, because there’s just no point in sweating the small stuff. Save your energy for things you can actually do something about, and you’ll feel some of that unnecessary stress just fade away.

  1. Why that guy never called. You had a great conversation, and he really seemed interested in getting to know you better. So if he wasn’t going to call (or let’s be honest, text), why did he ask for your number? Who knows, and who cares? It could be any number of things, most of which have nothing to do with you. You’ll never know, so stop worrying about it.
  2. Why you didn’t get that job. You’re always free to ask the interviewer why they decided not to hire you, but you’ll probably get a stock answer, like they found a more qualified candidate, or you just didn’t seem like the right fit for the company. All you can do is make sure your interview skills are as strong as possible and move on to the next opportunity.
  3. Why you’re still single. If you think about it, you could probably have a boyfriend tomorrow if you had no standards whatsoever. But you don’t want to date just anyone, and that’s why you’re single. It’s a choice, and a perfectly legitimate one.
  4. What he’s thinking. We can never truly know what’s going on in someone else’s head, and that can be frustrating sometimes. You just have to try to communicate as effectively as possible whenever you can, and trust that when he wants to tell you what he’s thinking, he will.
  5. Your weight. The number on the scale is only one little part of your overall health. It’s easy to get hung up on how much you weigh, but the fact is everyone holds weight differently. You and your friend could weigh the exact same, but have completely different body types. So numbers can mean a lot less than you think.
  6. Why he hasn’t texted you back yet. Instead of staring at your phone waiting for a response, get out and actually have a life. Then when he does respond, you won’t have to play the “how long before I can text back” game.
  7. A silly mistake you made. We all mess up sometimes, and obsessing over it isn’t going to turn back time. Just do what you need to do to make things right, forgive yourself, and move on.
  8. Other people’s harmless habits. There are always going to be little pet peeves that drive us up the wall for no good reason. As annoying as your former roommates constant Instagram selfies are, it’s not worth getting worked up over. Either unfollow her, or just get over it.
  9. Dating in general. We tend to get really serious about dating sometimes. And while finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is serious business, it shouldn’t be something you’re obsessing over 24/7. Because you can’t control when you meet the right person. You can only put yourself out there, and be true to who you are. At least the horrible dates and infuriatingly clueless men are always a good story.
  10. What people think of you. It’s almost impossible to not care what others think of you to some extent. While it’s necessary to be aware of how you’re coming across, there’s no point in worrying about other people’s opinions on every little thing. Being yourself is important, so if other people don’t like it, then screw ‘em.
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to Bolde.com, contributes regularly to AmongMen.ca, IN Magazine, and SheBlogs Canada. Want to chat about relationships, Stephen King or your favorite true crime podcast/documentary/book? She's on Twitter @courtooo.