🐳 How to Get Your Life Together: Don’t sweat the small stuff (cause it’s all small stuff)


we deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable, rather than accepting the fact that we’re all, less than perfect this video was inspired by ‘don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff’ by richard carlson and let’s get started with our day! we live our lives as if they were one big emergency we often rush around looking busy trying to solve problems, but in reality we are often compounding them i’m so guilty of this i woke up a little later than i would have liked but it’s okay, life goes on don’t sweat the small stuff, tomorrow’s a brand new day, this isn’t to excuse myself it’s more so to not get bogged down by negative self talk and self-induced anxiety and have that affects the rest of my day so instead to start the day i’ve been making it a habit to make my bed every morning, seems like a very small thing and something i should have been doing since grade school, but hey, better late than never right? and i’ve really grown to see and accept that habits really are the compound interest of self-improvement any act, no matter how big or small will add up overtime making your bed will reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter if you can’t do the little things right you’ll never be able to do the big things right and if by chance you have a miserable day you will come home to a bed that is made that you made and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will indeed be a better day next to my bed you can see the tripod and some dirty laundry, and in any normal circumstance i would have cleaned it, but because this video is not sweating the small stuff we’re gonna roll with it there’s some books next to my bed that i wanna share with you guys wabi-sabi taught me how to see beauty in the imperfect and impermanence and incomplete cause that’s what we are, beautiful just the way we are i picked up this little book of japanese contentments because it was so cute, i love the graphics and i’ve been longing to go back to japan ever since i visited last year and i picked it up as inspiration because i may be making something similar to this that comes in this form that flips but i won’t get into it because i’m not really sure yet that’s one of the projects, one of the many projects im currently working on next book! i just bought this as well i’m about 20 pages in and it’s already been massively helpful, i’m quoting it throughout this video as well it got me at tiny changes, remarkable results it’s like my mom’s 小小的改变 大大的不同 next is dogfight, i finished this over the weekend and i read it because it talks about the conversions of technology and entertainment and it’s something i’ve been lowkey nerding out over for the past 4/5 years and the last book i picked up was by mr mark manson, i’ve always appreciated his writing style sans f-bombs, but i flipped through this one and it seemed a lot more tame so here we are i’m also using it as an inspiration for that project that i won’t talk about yet but um, eh moving on! but it’s okay because don’t sweat the small stuff! living room, this is still here and i don’t have a rug, but i do have a bath mat for what i meditate on and some of you guys asked why and it’s because i just moved in, i like living in my space for a bit before buying stuff to make sure that i need it, i absolutely need it. so rug, dining table i need, and everything else that can come as i begin to live more and more in this space, okay! right, moving on to a couple more things that are weighing on me daily and gives me minor anxieties throughout the day, these cords are just hanging out like they own the place i’m gonna handle this over the weekend it’s not something that i needa worry about right now my plants, look at the snake plant leaves it’s getting so wrinkly, i looked it up and it’s because it hasn’t been watered so i’ve watered it already this one single leaf is so yellow and so sad(;_・) i don’t really know what to do with it please let me know and these babies are so beautiful right now because i just watered them and they’re so happy so, there’s that, moving to the hallway these shoes need to be returned this bag needs to be dry-cleaned and these boxes need to be sorted and recycled so i’m gonna do just that i’ve been trying to implement this 2-minute rule if i can do something, if i can write an email if i can put something back, if i can wash the dishes in 2 minutes, just do it and then be done with it so that it doesn’t pile up because 2 minutes here and there really does add up in the grand scheme of things and if i’m overly stressed or overly anxious about something, it’s good to start chipping away at it, like eating the elephant bite by bite that’s an analogy that my mom gave that one time just 2 minutes can actually move mountains if you add the 2 minutes up overtime absolutely nothing this is a burrito, i’ll take this to work so i’m about to make a matcha latte but i did not have oatmilk so i’ll get oatmilk in a second and just show you guys my sink i did most of the dishes last night that i could left some things there because i just couldn’t be bothered, and i just unpacked these fine ceramics from yesstyle and they’re so cute all of them are so cute, i’ll link them down below if this is something you guys are interested in i just took it out, i was supposed to wash them i hadn’t had time to wash them yet so they’re just here and i’m just leaving it on my counter because i’m not sweating the small stuff so let’s go get some oatmilk ~ alright I’m going to slowly start coming back, i didn’t want to bombard you guys with my voice for a solid 15-minutes so you guys know how i make my matcha lattes i’ll link this video here about making superfood lattes and for this specific one, i’m making it cold because it’s been hot as heck in new york city and i’m adding a scoop of protein powder because dude i realised i do not consume enough protein in my life also adding a scoop of collagen so this protein powder is plant-based, vegan and made mostly with organic ingredients so no dairy, soy, stevia and synthetic ingredients which i really appreciate, i don’t know why but i can’t really stomach anything with stevia and if you are unfamiliar, the brand is care/of they deliver daily vitamins and supplement packs customised to promote personal health and wellness after taking a really quick quiz online you’ll get personalised recommendations for your individual body, lifestyle, values and health goals all the products they offer are made with clean and natural ingredients – super neat! if you’ll like to try this set by yourself take the quiz linked in the description box below and you can use my quote ‘rowenatsai’ to get 25% off your first month they also have these customisable daily vitamins i was recommended the probiotic for gut health it’s the white one, and the brown ones are multivitamins for daily nutrients off to work we go! hello ~ it’s me again i promise you i’m not angry, it was just really bright soo a little storytime: i was biking to work, you know sometimes there’s puddles of water that get stuck on the side of the road between the curb and the street and it’s just there for a while, so a delivery dude on a bike drove by me really quickly on the left and just, you know sprayed some water on my foot that wasn’t the most pleasant thing in the world but instead of getting angry i never really get outwardly angry but internally i’m just like wow, so not thoughtful so inconsiderate, like going so fast not being mindful of other people instead i was like you know what? he’s probably in a rush, it’s all good don’t sweat the small stuff, you good just continue with your day, you can just wipe it off shoes, clothes, they’re just shoes and clothes move on with your day, you’ll be fine and then i got to work bing! so at work now, work consists of emails, writing scripts for my own channel for beauty within, looking over scripts hmm lots of things, planning, strategy, business just throwing out terms for you guys to make myself sound cool um no but really, there are lots of things that needs to be juggled but one thing that i’ve learnt over the past 6 months specifically is that work will always be there you can do it very stressfully and you can do it very anxiously, or you can do it very calmly and do it very groundedly yea, it’s our choice, it really is our choice you know, things have to be done so we do it and if we want to stress on the way there then we stress on the way there, but if we accept things as is, accept that everything isn’t an emergency, accept that life isn’t an emergency, accept that work for sure is not an emergency, then it makes the rest of our lives a lot easier and this was something that i was pretty surprised to find, you know how like you hear about something and you like, oh yea you know if i practice being mindful and practice being intentional with my day and my thoughts my day will go smoothly but you know, you don’t really like know know until you’ll experience that and i think for me this morning, by being so accepting of myself and just my circumstances and my environment i became so much more happy and content and at peace with myself and with my work and with everything else for the rest of the day so this was magical like putting to practice what i read from don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s all small stuff in this specific video, i feel so i just felt so light throughout the whole day it really was magical, and even if it’s kinda silly to say verbally to yourself throughout the day, don’t sweat the small stuff it’s all small stuff, it has helped me so much so i really encourage you guys to try it if you guys tend to sweat the small stuff too and i feel like a lot of us, little potatoes ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ could benefit from not sweating the small stuff so much yeap! *finger guns pew pew* time to edit this video bing bing bing~ dove is just the product, none of the products were sponsored everything you can buy from walmart the lights are officially turned off yay time to go home and time for the video to end! thank you guys so much for spending your precious time with me as always, send you guys the biggest voice hugs they’re always the biggest voice hugs i love you! take care of yourself! make sure you drink water! make sure you take breaks between working! and you are putting on sunscreen! bye ~♡

100 thoughts on “🐳 How to Get Your Life Together: Don’t sweat the small stuff (cause it’s all small stuff)

  1. absolutely love this ! Focusing on what really matters, there's no point in complaining about the things we can't change ♡ thanks for sharing this video ♡

  2. Rowena, you are bound to get published… it'll happen. Keep going (=

  3. That conversation with your mom cracked me up, and felt so familiar to me haha. Loved the whole ethos of this video, very inspiring, thank you Rowena!

  4. amazing so proud of you Rowena and the content is just beautiful 🥰

  5. You have the most relaxing voice you legit switched my mood so quickly in a good way!!!

  6. Any guys find these videos helpful? I find them pretty interesting and wonder if other guys watch these for self improvement!

  7. My favorite morning ritual is to eat breakfast in bed and watch your videos with words of wisdom before I start my day as a productive potato 😃 It actually makes me more mindful and gives me more clarity throughout the day 🙏 Thanks for being you and for sharing your wisdom, wit and beautiful personality with us 😍

  8. People who make the bed since ever and because of that the "make your bed" tip doesn't work for you, where are you?

  9. Prune out any yellow or brown. It’s stealing all the nutrients from the rest of the plant.

  10. Your videos inspire me to put myself first and reflect on what MY purpose is in life and what's important to me, thank you so so much 💗

  11. This video is reallllly what I needed at the moment. I really liked how u turned a book into a video bcuz I barely read books 😂💖💖

  12. I just want to say that i absolutely love your personality and your videos. Since yesterday i am watching all of your Videos and taking notes. I am learning, i am develoaping myself and my english gets better (i‘m living in Germany). So thank you for your Videos and thank you to be out there and helping other people.❤️

  13. This video was so positive ! I love the positive mind of thinking!!! Positivity is Very contagious! I’m going to practice “not sweating the small stuff” today and the following days to come🙂
    Thank you Rowena!

  14. Your videos are always so inspiring for me☺😁😆 Thank you so much, Rowena 💕

  15. Hi Rowena! I always comment the same thing about how soothing your videos are BUT TODAY WE HAVE A QUESTION! Do you think being self aware of your habits and trying to change them and constantly trying to be better at life will guide you to becoming a pro? Like, after reading a lot of books and trying to change and all that, do you think it's realistic for us to reach a level where we are okay with the way we are and not having to keep making changes? Or is our existence as imperfect humans not going to make that possible? I just feel like I've made progress and I've become better in a lot of things, but there are still massive issues that I keep dealing with as I would have in the past, and it's like "I THOUGHT I LEARNT BETTER!"
    What do you think? And sorry for this being long!

  16. i so look forward to your videos and this did not let down at all!! love it so much. also, your outfit. those pants. omg i love them.

  17. I appreciate this style of video, something like an illustrated narrative. It's nice. Congrats.

  18. I love snakeplants and they are so easy going, but maybe re-potting it will be a good idea as well. Sometimes they get rootbound (sorry, english is my 3rd language), and then the plant won't thrive. Give your snakeplant a bit more room and a bit more water, and it will spring right back 😀

  19. Hi guys! So I really enjoy watching Youtube Videos (especially Rowena’s), so I’ve decided to upload something on my channel. It’s a gaming channel so please please just have a look and comment if there’s anything you want me to improve on! 👏🏻 https://youtu.be/f9oJw0QJvXk

  20. You are contagiously Zen this vid. thanks for sharing 🤗🎶

  21. Just seeing you makes me feel soo positive. I've been having a rough feel weeks and honestly I'm watching every self help video on YouTube, but this one is so simple, but so relieving. Thank you. Genuinely.

  22. Awww I love that blender bottle how cute 😁 I just realized a couple of days ago that I'm not getting enough protein either! I'm gonna check the care/of stuff out

  23. I've been binge watching all your videos since last night and they have made me feel much better about myself. I'm 21 working at a fast food job and im not going to college because i literally have no i idea what I'm doing with my life and I've been feeling so down in myself. I go to sleep and wake up in a mental dark cloud but your videos feel happier!

  24. I go only a week without watching your videos and I already started to stress out over the trivial things, and then I see this video and I already feel 10x lighter 🙂 thanks girl!!

  25. I've started pausing your videos at specific points and getting up and doing a mindless task whilst thinking about some of the points that you have shared. I find it helps both to reflect on the content…and also gets stuff done! Thank you for your videos 💡

  26. You and your great timing again. I've been stressing all the small stuffs thanks so much for the reminder I needed.

  27. Wow. This was seriously so good! The part about choosing to either do work stressed or peacefully was so eye opening to me, I really needed to hear that right now!

  28. haven’t really been keeping up with myself or my environment here recently and i’ve been getting angry and anxious all the time but this video has literally opened a light for me. I should be aware of my environment and myself and try to improve it, but if i forget to wash my face or workout or i didn’t make my bed in the morning, rather than freaking out and being upset that i didn’t do these things, take it with a grain of salt and improve myself for tomorrow. Thank you Rowena, I love you and your videos and the impact you have on me ❤️🥰

  29. I did not know how much i needed this video until I saw it! I am on a small holiday in Prague with my brother and it is really hard to stop thinking about the work stuff and stop planning for once! To enjoy our time and life in general it is important and absolutely necessary to step out of our comfort zone, to take life as it is and to not overcomplicate things. Thank you, Ro, for reminding me of that. Love very very much!
    🖤🌿🌸🌿🖤

  30. Anyone else got anxiety for Rowena walking home at midnight 😭

  31. Internal anger. 🙋🏽‍♀️ Those rough encounters, those bumps on the road, nothing going to plan just piling on top one another. 😓😩😤😔😕😐🙂😌🥰 It's a process; to accept and love who we are in those moments.

  32. love love love!

    It's interesting that I just dropped my self to the potato life! and now I can lift my self up again.

  33. Loved this video so much! 💕 Been loving all the inspiration & lessons from books you’ve recently read that you’ve been sharing!

    Regardless of whether many of us already knew some of these things or not, we so often just need someone to remind us so we can re-gain motivation or allow ourselves to carry less stress/worries in our daily life. 😘

  34. I never watch book videos from youtubers, Usually get bored with the sit down and "heres this book" format. With the little snippits of books you keep putting in your videos, and with how you talk about (and show) how they affect you and what you do on the daily, it makes me want to read and hear everything you have to say about the books. It has me so tempted to buy the books and see how they could alter my mind and life. Thanks for creating and shareing!

  35. I smiled so much when you spoke about your mum's analogy as my dad also says to me "how do you eat an elephant? Bite by bite" whenever I feel overwhelmed

  36. have you ever tried audible?? or you prefer to have the books on hand?!

  37. Isn’t that a cause of being anxious? The feeling your mother gives you; the things you are doing are not good enough…?

  38. Are you writing a book?! Oh my gosh… please tell me you are writing a book. I would SO read it.

  39. I love these videos. You have inspired me so much in the last couple months that I have discovered you. Always love to see what you are reading✨ I read Big Magic because of you😊

  40. The "I didn't send you the video for feedback, I sent it for you to enjoy" had me chuckling. Mama's got thoughts!!!

  41. Would you make a video about the books you’ve read and the most influential books in your life? ☺️🌼

    I find your mindset and outlook on life to be relaxing and educational and wise. This video was a great reminder that just stressing about the little things doesn’t usually fix the little things.

  42. This video is just like making a video call with Ro. 😍 It's like a friendly talk.😍 self care is the best and priority. 😍 Thanks to our online mentor cause she's teaching us how to be ourselves and love ourselves.😘 anyway I am happy because you are happy, contentented, peace, and enlighten.😍

    Ps. Yes Mentor, I'll drink water 😅

  43. The simplicity of this video was so refreshing! It just put into perspective how simple things can be! I struggle with a short-fuse and find myself becoming frustrated over things that aren’t really that big of a deal! Thank you for this video ☺️

  44. The feeling of lightness and calm you described is one that i feel every time after watching your videos. Thank you for that ❤️

  45. Please make a business casual lookbook! I love how professional you look everyday and I absolutely love how elegant yet casual your outfits are. I would like to dress like this when I start to grow older and do more work!

  46. Woke up a bit late but its ok, I won't sweat the small stuff, it's all small stuff

  47. Collagen is pointless to take – it's never reaching your nails, hair or skin as it can't survive in the digestive tract, it's getting reduced to amino acids.

  48. Could you please tell me what is the music that you used in this Video?

  49. I love that you live in the space before bringing in more stuff <3

  50. can anybody tell me what did she put inside the bottle (sth like a spiral thing idk) before she pour in the water?

  51. It's been a week or less and I'm trying not to care so much about small stuff. But you know sometimes things come get me…
    Thank you for your video I always love watching them and always learning new stuff!!
    kiss from Montréal xx

  52. Rowenaaaa, you're my most favorite person in youtube now :))) there's a lot of things that I can relate with you and you really inspire me. Keep making your amazing videos!!!!

  53. it's been a while since i don't watch your videos but every time i do i feel completely motivated to change my life for the better, thank you for that!

    adding the "if it can be done in two minutes, do it" to my life <3

  54. Hey Rowina, i’ve been watching your videos for a while. Since i knew that you had a channel yourself (i saw it at beauty within). Im really struggling with my mental health lately.

    i dont know if you will see this but im just existing. I watched your bujo video and realized that im waiting till the end of the day instead of living. Im in school and im really down these days. In class i almost never talk or joke or try to. There are toxic friends in this class and i cant hang with others. If im more fun than they’ll be less toxic (thats what i think). I dont know, i just take everything too serious. Im not fun. How do i cope with this? I always ‘follow’ someone and if that person is sick or isnt at school than im screwed.. ill probably follow someone else then. I think i do that bc im not fun enough. im not present and dont know how to do that. If i overhear smth than i will always think it is about me or think about worst scenario. I know that i can be a very energetic and fun person, but being present is a major issue. Also caring too much about what others think. Do you have tips and do you know what else is bothering me? Im just 14yr old and in middle school.

  55. i’m gonna use that two minute rule. i get so overwhelmed bc i work all week and leave everything for the weekend ugh

  56. 5:14 Is it just me or other ppl sweat it too? Rowena picked up her shoes n then touched her hair
    I’ll tie my hair back, pull up my sleeves so nothing touches before I do cleaning or arranging dirty things n wash before I touch relatively cleaner stuffs.

  57. What time u get up? N when u leave for work n when u come back n what time do u sleep? Particularly in this vdo.

  58. Please tell me where you get your clothes from. I love your style! Thanks for the great content ♥️

  59. I've never seen such a massive carton of Oatly before! The ones we have in the UK are half that size!

  60. I stumbled upon your channel when I was looking for minimalistic style of living and I am glad I found your channel. All the videos of yours I have watched so far are so vibrant and mitivating. Keep up the good work and looking forward to watching your new videos !

  61. Really loved the "if you can do it in 2 minutes, get it done" saying you live by. Definitely adopting that, sometimes it just feels like there are so many little things to do that I can't really be bothered.

  62. I have that same exact desk with a snake plant in the same spot. Great minds think alike.

    btw, school is about to start and your videos help me so much with anxiety about my well being while being the most productive I can be. Thank you.

  63. Pluck dead or dying leaves as soon as they appear. Dying parts of the plant suck life force and attention that could have gone toward the main healthy parts & potential new life. Plants grow fuller and healthier when pruned and trimmed. I love plants because they remind us of the healthiest happiest lives we can live.

  64. Another video that completely speaks to me – I have been feeling that so much is not complete around my home and in other parts of my life and I haven't figured out how to make the time to make it all right yet. A reminder to not be hard on myself about it but do what I can and not let it bother me what I can't yet, and let this be as long a process as it needs to be until completion. In the meantime I've been taking a lot of personal growth leaps while I've been working on "getting my life together." Lol. Your videos are so encouraging and I like the quote in the beginning reminding us to accept all of ourselves. I need to read or listen to that whole book too…maybe it should be my next one! My boyfriend recommended it to me awhile back…funny.

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