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Are You A Control Freak? Let Go!

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The desire to control things may result in anxiety and fear. Let go of time and age, it's not under anyone's control. Do not control other people or tell them your opinion. Let go of what people think or talk about you, they are going to judge you anyway. Don't try to control anyone's schedule, it may stress them out. Make yourself happy, nobody else can do it for you.

When I was a little girl, I would drive my parents crazy by asking them a million questions about what we were doing, where were we going, when we were eating, etc. I wanted routine and I needed to know what was happening next, or my anxiety would skyrocket.

Over the years, I’ve learned that I can’t control everything. When I was in college, my anxiety was extremely high and one day I decided I needed to let some things go. Life was going by too fast and I was sick of living in fear and being so anxious all the time.

I decided to let go of the things I couldn’t control and my life has been so much easier ever since. There are plenty of other things I can obsess about and control (trust me).

Here are a few things I’ve let go of:

Time and Age

I can’t stop the clock. I can’t make my baby stay little forever. I can’t stop my parents from getting older. I can’t control life or death. People are going to die and there’s nothing I can do about it.

Other People

I can’t control my sister. I can’t control my husband. I can tell them my opinion, but I’m never going to be able to control them.

What People Think

I’m still working on this one, but I don’t care about what people think of me near as much as I used to. People are going to judge me no matter what.

Tony’s Schedule

I love to plan and make schedules, but Tony doesn’t. It actually causes him anxiety and stress so I’ve stopped trying to control his schedule.

Making People Happy

We all have to make ourselves happy. I can’t do it for you, even if I really want to.

Are you a control freak?

Sara K. Larsen

Sara is certified health counselor and running coach. Her specialization is providing Personal coaching for individuals motivated to move forward in any or all areas of wellness: fitness, nutrition, reduce stress, energy & weight loss. She can be reach at www.coachsara.com

Sara K. Larsen

Sara is certified health counselor and running coach. Her specialization is providing Personal coaching for individuals motivated to move forward in any or all areas of wellness: fitness, nutrition, reduce stress, energy & weight loss. She can be reach at www.coachsara.com

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