Are you able to let go of control?
At this time of year I’m usually planning my yearly overseas holiday. Obviously not the case in 2021.
Like many others, my 2020 travel plans didn’t come to fruition either. In particular, I was disappointed the retreat I was hosting in Bali with Yoga and Chinese Medicine guru, Isabel Gordon, wasn’t able to go ahead.
Isabel and I had been talking about combining our talents and hosting this retreat for women, for many years. Finally, we had everything organised, were fully booked after months of promotion, confirmed our flights, and paid out a considerable amount in deposits. But it was not to be.
If you had your travel cancelled and lost money in the process last year, you will understand how we felt.
It was heartbreaking for us after all the work that had gone into creating something wonderful. We did contemplate canceling altogether.
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What we quickly realised was we needed to shift from the loss we felt and look towards what was possible.
Instead of dwelling on what we couldn’t do, we set about finding something that was going to provide our guests with a unique, Aussie experience instead. And found exactly that in the charming, historic town of Tenterfield.
By focusing on what we could control we were able to put energy into manifesting what we wanted rather than having our attention on what we were missing. We stopped worrying and started planning.
The thing is, 2020 has taught us we have no control over many of the things that happen in life. We can either accept that or fight it. It also taught us to look outside the box to find solutions and focus on moving forward rather than looking back.
“I also think stress is related to control. When you’re in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don’t really matter like traffic jams.” ~ Marilu Henner
If you waste a lot of time worrying about things you can’t control, here are six actions that can help:
- Determine what you can control
- Focus on your influence
- Identify your fears
- Differentiate between renumerating and problem solving
- Create a plan to manage your stress
- Develop healthy affirmations.
To reduce your stress and start leading a happier life, you need to let go and stop caring about those things you can’t control. It might be easier said than done, but with the right tools, it is doable.
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