Self improvement

Cost of Controlling the Uncontrollable

“Save your energy for changing the things you can control.Save your energy for changing the things you can control.“

Many everyday events are unavoidable and beyond our power to control.

Things like taxes you can complain about, but that doesn’t make them go away. Traffic jams happen, especially, it seems, when you’re running late. Bad haircuts are a part of life and happen to all of us.

It’s better to accept with grace, as part of the journey, the things you cannot control. When tempted to control the uncontrollable, remember, the only thing you know you can always control is your response.

For example, in a traffic jam you can choose to honk your horn and scream, or you can choose to turn on the radio, listen to music, and calmly wait for traffic to clear. When you stop stewing over uncontrollable situations, you keep the vital energy you need to maintain a healthier, happier and in-balance you.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have the energy to control the things I can control.


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