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.
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.
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?