It’s hard to let a negative situation just be what it is and to accept that we will not be able to figure it out this time nor can we propel it into a healthy state that feels better for all involved.

The truth is, without co-operation and willingness to listen and communicate, we (alone) cannot bring something to a better place. No matter how much brain space or heart energy or lost sleep we dedicate to a person or a cause, we (alone) cannot fix it.

We cannot “will” minds, or hearts, or mouths to open nor can we force ears to listen. We do, however, have it within our power, right now, to say: “FUCK IT!” And sometimes, we really must choose, say, and feel the power of these two little words.

In your bid to figure it all out, to save the day, to bring peace to the broken, and goodness to the shit, are you forgetting to take care of the one and only person you can control?

Are you forgetting to care for yourself?

Daily Affirmations For The Person Who Needs To Say More “Fuck its”

MONDAY: To that little voice in your head that’s holding you back …


TUESDAY: To that guilty pit in your stomach where lays all the unfinished or misunderstood things you said or did or didn’t say or do…


WEDNESDAY: To all the little things within your close relationships that annoy you but are actually tiny and insignificant in the big picture…


THURSDAY: To staying silent when you have something important that needs to be said…


FRIDAY: To stressful or soul-sucking commitments you fulfill simply out of obligation…


SATURDAY: To the messiness (literally and figuratively) that comes with sharing your life with other people…


SUNDAY: To everything but your cozy couch and the people you love…


That’s right, just allow all the shit that looms — and hinders you from living a “fuck free” life — to drift away. Feel the peacefulness that comes from knowing you’re taking control of that which you can control. Relish in that power for a few moments. And remember to fulfill that which you have to, of course, but don’t forget to make time for the people and things that bring you happiness and always remember: You have an invisible, self-replenishing “FUCK IT” card in your back pocket. Don’t forget to use it.


(This post originally appeared on Shannon Day’s Martinis and Motherhood)


Shannon Day is co-author of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! (a funny and heartwarming book & martini guide for moms). She is a freelance writer and blogger whose words and wit can be found at several online sites, including her own: Martinis & Motherhood. Get in touch with Shannon via Facebook or Twitter.


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