Letting go of the need to control
Let’s say you plan your day and let’s say you make a list of the things you need to do during that day. Let’s also say that you tick the items on the said list when they are done.
That’s totally fine. However, let’s say that you feel the need to control every aspect of your day, so everything goes according to plan even though you know that sometimes the unexpected happens and then you need to focus on what’s the priority and what’s not.
Focussing on every moment of your day causes stress and anxiety.
Now you may be wondering what to do to keep stress and anxiety at bay.
It is very simple, let go of the need to control every moment of your day.
Letting go of control is a very simple process that can become complicated only if you want it to be.
Here are some suggestions of what you can do.
Plan your day as you usually do.
Make a to-do list of the day if that’s what you do.
Prioritise the things you need to get done by the end of the day; I suggest you prioritise three things at a time.
Step out of your list.
Let go of controlling every aspect of it
Only when you step out of your list and let go of the control you are able to see the big picture and not only the details.
The advantage of seeing the big picture is that it gives you flexibility and adaptability when the unexpected happens. You will be able to shift things around, change things and improvise if necessary. Besides, at the end of the day, you will notice that you’ve managed to keep stress and anxiety at bay.
In short, let go of control in order to have control.
Let’s take action right now.
Practice letting go of controlling every aspect of your day.
Plan your day, prioritise, step out of it and notice what you notice. Notice how the day goes, notice how you feel.
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