Worry & Control


Posted by Wendy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-06-2009


If you’ve ever been around me, you may know that I have control issues. I like to be in control. It took me a while to realize it but there, I’ve admitted it!

Anyway…I read this in Real Simple recently and I thought I would share:

Some time ago, I read an article about sleep problems that contained this advice: When you are lying awake at night worrying about some thing or another, think of your worries as leaves on a stream, floating past you. In other words, acknowledge them, but let them go…I would be lying if I told you that imagining leaves in a stream has enabled me to sleep like a baby. But it has helped me to remember that capturing every worry that floats by is not the way I want to live.

There is a dichotomy here…You can control the controllables…But you can’t control everything…

I suspect that those who are handling this turbulent time best are the individuals who can watch the leaves go by on the stream and know they don’t need to capture (and confront) every one.

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