One of the greatest precursors to stress and anxiety is feeling out of control.
Control of course is an elusive thing and therefore trying to control the uncontrollable is a guarantee for stress and anxiety. One of the biggest mental shifts that we can make which impacts on our levels of anxiety is to decide what we can control and what we can merely influence.
The answer to this is surprisingly simple…
We control our responses
We influence our environment
So next time something stresses you out make a decision to focus solely on your reaction as opposed to the precipitating event as this is where the true essence of power and control lies. Interestingly, through our calm and mindful responses we can ultimately shape and influence the world and people around us.
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