advice, college Learning to Let Go February 5, 2018

One of the biggest causes of stress and anxiety for a lot of people is the sense that their life is somehow spiraling out of their control. One of the hardest things in the world is trying to come to terms with the fact that you may not have as much control over things in your life as you thought but if you can’t come to terms with it then you’re going to end up struggling a lot more in life than you really need to. The truth is that, however hard it might be, one of the very best things in life that you can learn is how to let go and avoid trying to control everything in your life. That can be a real challenge though, so here are just a few ways that you can go about doing just that.

Accept what you can’t change

There are going to be some things in life that you just can’t change. Whether it’s things that happen because of circumstances that you could never have predicted or simply because of the unstoppable march of time, trying to fight against the kinds of things is pointless and is just going to leave you feeling miserable and frustrated. By learning to accept the things that you can’t change with grace and understanding, then you’re going to find that your life becomes a whole lot easier.

Look to the stars

Now, whether you believe in things like the zodiac and astrology and all that stuff is kind of irrelevant here. The truth is that just having something that can help you choose which direction to go in when you feel as though you don’t have any can be a really great way to simplify your life. Places like AstroStyle aren’t going to tell you what to do with your life. But being able to narrow down your options and have at least some kind of guiding principles behind your actions can make those difficult situations in life a whole lot easier than they would otherwise be.    

Pick your battles

Then again, you are sometimes going to have to try and take control over the things that happen in your life. If that’s the case, then you will sometimes have to struggle against the odds and take what it is that you want out of life. This can be a great thing and can offer you the chance to guide your life in the right direction. However, trying to do it at every moment is just going to cause you to feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Think about which parts of your life are worth fighting over and which are worth relinquishing control of, and do your best to figure out which is which.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should throw up your hands and decide that you no longer have to take any responsibility for your own life, far from it. The truth is that your life is your own and no one else’s and you need to be able to guide it in the right direction as much as you can. However, if you spend your time lamenting the fact that you’re not always in control, you’re just going to make yourself miserable.

I hope you enjoyed the post! What’s something that you’ve had to let go of recently? Let me know!

Thanks so much for reading, as alway <3

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