We all have a tendency to wanna control things and reduce uncertainty.
But the truth is that worrying about things you can’t control is a waste of your energy and only creates unnecessary stress.
There are 3 questions you can ask yourself to help you stop worrying with what you cannot control.
How can you stop worrying about the things you cannot control? I’ve been thinking a lot about this question because we all have a tendency to over react and worry a lot about the things we cannot control. Whatever it is on our day-to-day life, there’s always something we cannot control. So, how can we stop worrying about it? And these are the three questions I think you can ask yourself next time you find yourself worrying about something. Question number one is what is the source of my fear, so why are you worrying about this? Is this something that could lead to a catastrophic situation or is it just because you want to have this sense of security and certainty and control? Question number two is can you influence the outcome? Is it in your ability to make a decision or take an action that can effectively influence the outcome? If not, there’s nothing you can do about it. And finally, how can you determine the reactions or the actions you can actually take with respect to that situation? So you cannot control the situation, but you might be able to prepare for it. You cannot control the situation, but you might be able to control, you know, someone else’s reactions to it or you can control your thoughts or your emotions. So I would ask myself these three questions: one is what is the source of your fear, two is can you influence the outcome three is what are the attitudes that you can actually make a decision on next time you’re worrying about something. Because the truth is our energy is limited. So every time you waste your energy worrying about something you cannot control you’re taking your energy away from things that really matter and that really will make a difference and that can really make a change in your life. So think about that next time you find yourself worrying about something.