The mind is our biggest battleground. It’s the place where the strongest conflict resides. It’s where half of the things we thought were going to happen, never did happen. It’s where our expectations always get the best of us. It’s where we fall victim to our cravings to control the uncontrollable.

And if we allow these thoughts and cravings to dwell in our minds, they will succeed in robbing us of peace, joy, and ultimately our lives. We will think ourselves into deep heartache and even depression.

Truthfully, there’s so much about life that we can’t control, it makes no sense to waste all our energy on these things and then blatantly neglect everything we can control. And most importantly, we can choose to adjust our attitudes and let go of all our worries about everything we can’t control, which in turn frees us up to take the next best step forward in our lives.

Mentioned below are 5 reminders to help you stop worrying about the things you can’t control.

  1. You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you CAN control the way you respond. And in your response is your greatest power. Yes, most of your stress comes directly from the way you think and respond, not the way life is. Adjust your response, and all that extra stress is gone.
  2. Don’t bother worrying about whether there will be problems because there will be plenty of them but you’ll work your way through every one of them.
  3. If you worry too much about what might be, and wonder too long about what might have been, you will ignore and completely miss what is.  Realize that worrying is a misuse of your incredible creative energy.  Instead of imagining the worst, imagine the best and how you can bring it about.
  4. Keep being mindful.  Keep breathing deeply. Things ultimately turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
  5. You are alive and breathing, so act like it. Let go of what’s wrong and grab a hold of what’s right. Make things happen and let things happen.  Learn, accept, explore, create and experience, every single day. This is the best way to make the best out of each day..

 

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