Hanging in there?
Having the time of your life 🙂
This whole lockup thing is getting a bit long in the tooth, isn’t it?
Yet what are you gonna do?
Oh, how little control we have
One thing this situation reminds you is how little control you have.
You certainly can’t control nature, and what it might cook up that can harm you.
Nor can you control how our governments and others respond to any situation.
In many ways you can’t even control yourself, can you?
You can’t control when you need to go to the bathroom, in the same way you can’t control many of the automatic thoughts in your head and feelings in your body.
They are merely the product of your biology and conditioning, so in many ways we can find ourselves responding on autopilot. (which is why I sent you this article on conditioning your mind)
Feeling in control
My Mum reminded me of a friend with Alzheimer’s and she said that the worst part for him isn’t that he forgets, it’s that he gets frustrated he forgets.
Meaning it’s not just that his thinking is now outside of his control, but feeling a lack of control makes it worse.
It’s much the same here.
A big part of the problem of seeing all these ways you lack control is how your brain “naturally” responds.
Seeking more and more control we can feel less control, which can spiral down.
Yet we can also just as easily spiral up when you…
Forget about what you can’t control
If I ever get Alzheimer’s, I hope I can remember to just forget about what I’ve forgotten.
Meaning, whatever, it’s all good, if you can’t control it, let it go.
Coz the more you let go of so desperately trying to control something you can’t, the more you’re in control.
See, right now many people feel uncertain about all this so they’re obsessively consuming media trying to get more certain.
Yet the media does a nice job of keeping you uncertain, so that you keep coming back to them to get more certain.
And this cycle perpetuates, the more people seek to be in control, the more the media is controlling you and your time.
But instead if you just accept no matter what you think you know, you can never control this.
Now you’re back in control of your time to focus on the things that you can control.
How focused are you on what you control?
What are these things for you?
How well are you focused on them?
Do you see that if you simply focus on what you can control, you feel more in control?
Also, keep in mind if you want some extra juice for focusing on what you can control, that’s what these free Focus Tools are built to do.