We have limited energy, so why waste it on things you can’t control? What are you able to accomplish when you are frustrated or pissed off? My mind is a mess, and I can’t think clearly. It is much easier to tackle the obstacles in life if you save your energy on what you can control.
If you get grossed out easily, you may want to stop reading now! We were at a friend’s house, and my daughter, Kayzle, slipped on the pool deck. She cut open her knee. We went to Quickcare first. They wouldn’t take her because her wound was too deep. We spent almost four hours in the Pediatric Emergency Department because she needed X-Rays and to get numbed. How many of you have no plans in the evenings? We all usually have a list of things we want to get done. That’s life. At that moment, all of my plans were dropped because I had no choice.
It would have been easy to get upset that she slipped or think about all the things I needed to get done, but what would that have solved? I couldn’t turn back time and stop her fall. An emergency causes you to drop everything and focus on it. I stayed calm, focused my attention on my daughter, and everything else had to wait.
What Do We Have Control Over?
Here is a great article on seven things you can control in your life.
- Your breath
- Your self-talk
- Your gratitude
- Your body language
- Your mental and physical fitness
- Your diet
- Your sleep
Of course there are many other things you can control such as:
- Who you marry
- Career choice
- Religious preference
- When to have children or if you have children
What About You?
Where are you spending your energy? When I was younger, I used to get so frustrated when things didn’t go the way I had planned. As I’ve matured, I’ve realized that when I’ve allowed myself to get into the complaining and negative mentality, I attracted more negativity and was less productive. Our minds are powerful, and we have a choice on what we feed it. Do you want to feed it negative energy, or can you control your thoughts by not letting them spiral into the black hole? When you are hit with situations out of your control in the future, take a few deep breaths and think about all the things you can control. Change your focus to what you can control, and I promise that you will be amazed on your outlook on the situation. Things don’t look as doom and gloom as you might have imagined.
Remember that the sun rises and sets every day. ☀️ Let your problems set with the sun. Don’t dwell on any miseries that have past (you can’t control that!). Begin each day with a fresh start when you rise with the sun.
P.S. My daughter is doing well. She should get her stitches x 8 out soon!
Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day! ☀️
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