Don’t Stress The Uncontrollable Because That Is Wasted Energy
I was reflecting on this quote from one of the Service Managers from an organisation that I work with. I started thinking about the Energy I had wasted over the years because I was stressing and focusing on the uncontrollable.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. We all experience it at some point, whether it’s related to work, relationships, or other aspects of daily life.
We are told that amount of stress can be motivating and help us achieve our goals, we are also told that too much stress can be detrimental to our health, well-being, and kill our energy.
And as this Manager said, “Don’t stress the uncontrollable because that is wasted energy, focus on what you can control, and the uncontrollable will take care of themselves.”
There are many things in life that are beyond our control, such as the weather, traffic, other people’s behaviour, and even the outcome of certain situations. Focusing too much on these things can lead to feelings of helplessness and anxiety, which can make us feel even more stressed.
In reality, stressing about these uncontrollable things is a waste of energy that could be better spent on things that are within our control.
Instead of worrying about things that are beyond our control, use your energy to focus on what we can do to improve our situation. This might involve setting realistic goals, creating a plan to achieve those goals, and taking small steps towards them each day. It might also involve seeking out support from friends, family, or a professional if we’re struggling to manage our stress and energy on our own.
Ultimately, it’s important to remember that stress is a natural part of life, and we all experience it in different ways. By using our energy, focusing on what we can control and letting go of what we can’t, we can minimize the impact of stress on our lives and improve our overall well-being.
So, the next time you find yourself stressing about something that’s beyond your control, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that your energy is better spent on the things you can change.
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