It’s The Little Things…

It’s The Little Things…

It really is.

Sometimes I get consumed with big picture thinking — does this ever happen to you?

I start obsessing over an end result in all of its perfection, but then quickly get swamped with overwhelm after realizing — big dreams demand big effort.  Uh-oh…not sure I’m up for that!

Which is why I try to break that big ole dream into something less grand.  Something more manageable. Like a little to-do list.
I mean, isn’t the grand vision just a sequence of smaller bits?

Kurmasana

this doesn’t happen immediately

In yoga I don’t just stretch right into Kurmasana.  I’ve got to go through the opening series, and set the foundation. This is how I move into the big postures. Small, simple steps all the way!

My day job often calls me to style large groups of people for a photoshoot.  Sometimes 5 families. Other times 10 kids.  This week I have 15 women. Take that number and then multiply by 3….that’s how many outfits I need to get.  (It’s all about the options!) Needless to say, the prep can cause panic.

So Many legs to consider!

So Many legs to consider!

“How will I get that many looks together and make everyone feel fabulous?!??!” is what crosses my mind… often.
But when I break it down into each person for each day….it comes together. It always does.

Everyone's part matters

Each part matters

And what about making small contributions to create a greater world?

Feels like too much? Then there’s always the other little thing that makes a big difference…

little kisses

Lipstick!

Elysha Lenkin
Elysha Lenkin helps women express themselves through fashion so they look current, feel confident and stay true to themselves. For over 20 years, she's worked on commercial shoots styling women in all shapes, ages and sizes including Carrie Underwood, Tina Fey and Serena Williams. Now her focus is to make fashion fun and approachable for real women so they show up feeling like superstars in their lives.

3 Comments

  1. just say “it’s perfect” and if there are any doubts just say “I have all the help I need” (confidence erases doubts)

  2. SirenaTales says:

    Love how you’ve used the yoga as a template/metaphor. Thanks for the wise and beautiful (visually and verbally) post. And yes! I’ve realized ridiculously late how much lipstick can do…to say nothing of kisses :). xoxo

  3. ST, your comments always make me feel so good about my posts….and myself. I thank you fully for this! xoxo

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