If it’s out of your control, let it go
This year has been many things. Heartbreaking. Frustrating. Downright surreal.
It’s also wrecked plans for everyone ever since March, and there’s no reason to think that everything will get magically better in January.
How you choose to perceive everything in your world will dictate your happiness.
And it is a choice.
Everything comes down to our perception of things as they really are, not as filtered through our lens of how we think they should be. If we go around demanding things of people, places, or things (especially a global pandemic), then we’re going to be frustrated and disappointed.
So, instead, let’s accept the simple truth. This year’s holiday season is going to be different than others, and that’s OK.
Say it out loud: This year’s holiday season is going to be different than others, and that’s OK.
I won’t get to do everything I want to do.
I won’t get to see everyone I want to see.
And I can’t do anything to make the daily news reports any better.
But I can accept all of that, and treasure each day as it is, including:
What I CAN do.
Whom I CAN see.
How I interpret events in my community and the world.
Every day, I can’t control my thoughts, but I can choose what to think about. Similarly, I can’t control what I want, but I CAN CONTROL WHAT I DO.
That includes what I eat and drink, how I exercise, whether I manage my emotions like an adult or a child, and whether I accept things for what they are. And sometimes it means seeking help from others.
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
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