6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control
Recognize that in most situations, all you can control is your effort and your attitude.
When you put your energy into the things you can control, you'll be much more effective.
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You can influence people and circumstances, but you can't force things to go your way:
Think about what you could do when failure happens.
Usually, the worst-case scenario isn't as tragic as you might envision. Acknowledging that you can handle the worst-case scenario can help you put your energy into more productive exercises.
You have to make time to manage your stress so you can operate more efficiently.
Exercising, eating healthy, and getting plenty of sleep are just a few key things you need to do to take care of yourself. Also, eliminate unhealthy coping skills, like drinking too much or complaining to other people.
Develop a few healthy mantras that will keep you mentally strong. Those sayings will help you combat self-doubt, catastrophic predictions, and endless rumination.
Examples: "Make it happen" or "I hope I do OK today."
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