Choices and Control

Happy New Year!

It's the first day of a new year and I like to spend the first day of any new year, or month, or week, or the first hour that I'm awake, even, reminding myself that there are going to be plenty of things that are going to be out of my control. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the number of choices in front of me, as I'm sure you do too. If I just take the time to sort out the things that I don't have control over, I can typically wipe out about half of those choices, then I can really get some work done.

Going into the new year, if you're feeling overwhelmed, first take a look at what you can actually control. Let the rest slide off you. You'll feel a lot better about yourself and your circumstances when you start counting the wins you were able to achieve, rather than dwelling on the losses you couldn't have changed.