If something's out of your control, should you still worry about it? | Oliver Burkeman - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

published 3 ideas

If something's out of your control, should you still worry about it? | Oliver Burkeman

theguardian.com

What we can control

In every situation, there are things we can control and things we can’t. We can control what we say or do, but trying to control what we can't is a recipe for anxiety and stress.

1

STASHED IN:

298

If we could manage never to fret about things we can’t control, then life would proceed calmly. However, the truth of this statement can't bring peace of mind by itself.

One of the many things we can't control is our emotions. If a global pandemic triggers anxiety about death or job se...

STASHED IN:

248

A preliminary tool is to separate what you can control from what you can't. But you will only have peace of mind if you begin taking action in the realm of what you can control.

We often have far more control than we realize. You can't stop a worldwide spread of a disease, but you can ...

STASHED IN:

292

0 Comments

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP: