What Can You Control?

Let go of the things that are beyond your control and focus on these instead:

1. Your Attention

Think of your attention as a flashlight. What do you want to shine it on?

2. Your Actions

How are you spending your time? Do things that matter and that reflect your values.

3. Your Breath

It’s easy to take breathing for granted but breathing is a powerful and simple tool to help calm the mind and regulate emotions.

4. Your Circle

You cannot change people but you can choose and cultivate relationships with people who bring out the best in you.

5. Your Diet

Every bite you take can either fortify or deplete you. Skip the afternoon donut and actively decide to make healthy choices.

6. Your Generosity

Make the effort to be kind and to give to others.

7. Your Time

If you spend your free time binge-watching TV or flipping through Instagram, remember this is a choice YOU are making.

8. Forgiveness

As the old saying goes, “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”

9. Your Activity

Do you take the stairs or the elevator? Seemingly small decisions to build more activity into your day can make a big difference in your physical and mental health.

All these things are within your power to control. Make the most of them.

I wish you all the best,

Dr. Samantha Boardman