Don t stress about what you can t control
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Once we realize the only thing we truly can control is ourselves with our attitude and effort, life becomes MUCH easier and the overseas experience becomes much more manageable. Lesson of the year: stop trying to control things out of your control. One one side I write all the things I can not control. Things Things I can control : How I react to my teammate and her mood, my effort at practice, making sure I got better, staying after to work on, my attitude I brought on the court, my reaction to adversity, not giving into the complaining party, and focusing on getting better. Beside each of the items you can control, include an action item.
People who resist this truth fall into two categories— control freaks or worry warts. Control freaks believe if they can gain enough control over others, and the situations they find themselves in, they can somehow prevent bad things from happening. Worry warts, on the other hand, fret about everything from natural disasters to deadly diseases. But neither of these strategies can prevent a catastrophe. Instead, worry warts and control freaks put their time and energy into the wrong places. And ultimately, those strategies backfire and create even more stress. In reality, there are many things in life you have zero control over.
By Stephanie Kirby. Source: flickr. It has been well observed that worrying about things over which you do not have any control can lead to stress and less satisfaction in life. You can greatly improve your own personal happiness when you learn how to stop caring about things you can't control. One of the single most valuable, necessary, and helpful 'truths' to accept as we navigate this life, is that we truly have absolutely no ability to control anyone other than ourselves. Failing to accept this stark, basic, reality leads us to waste time, effort, energy and emotion in ways that are completely useless.
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The goal is to grow so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can affect your inner wellness without your conscious permission. How you cope with unexpected stress and frustration can easily be the difference between living a good life and living a sick one. If you choose unhealthy coping mechanisms like avoidance or denial, for example, you can quickly turn a tough situation into a tragic one. And sadly, this is a common mistake many people make. When you find yourself facing a disheartening reality, your first reaction might be to deny the situation, or to avoid dealing with it altogether. You might not want to deal with the pain, so you cope by avoiding it, by finding ways to numb yourself with alcohol and unhealthy eating.