It can be easy to dwell on things in our life that we have no control over. Our minds tell us that if we think about these things long enough, then our worrying and ceaseless fretting will change the outcome of future events. Spoiler alert – it won’t.
Here are a few things in your life that you can’t control. Perhaps it’s time to accept some of these things or let them go.
1. The Past
We have no control over the past, and yet we worry about it so much. It can seem like a welcome escape from reality to ruminate over the things we’ve already done. But the best way to handle the past is to learn from it and move on.
Change is one of the constants in life, and it’s an acquired skill to be able to roll with the punches. It’s an important one, however, and changes should be dealt with healthily and with an understanding that you’re adaptable and will make it through.
3. Other People’s Opinions
It’s almost impossible to change someone’s opinion of you. So, remember and accept that there are people out there who will not like you. Let those negative opinions go and focus on the supportive friends and family in your life.
4. The Future
Just like the past, the future is beyond your control. Though you can plan and adjust, unexpected changes can happen at any time and derail your plans. Take the things you know now, recognize that change may occur, and move forward with a smart and adaptable mindset.
Most things in life are beyond our control. So rather than fretting over what you can’t control, it’s important to shift your energy toward things you do have control over. As you practice letting go of things you can’t change, you’ll start to see improvement in your daily life as you experience less stress and worry.
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