Sometimes, I avoid things when I get overwhelmed and for the past two weeks, I've been extremely overwhelmed. I hate feeling overwhelmed because it makes me feel like I'm losing control of things in my life. It's the losing control that really sends me into avoidance because avoiding things is the only thing I feel like I can control. I retreat into my apartment and I avoid phone calls, blogging, working, cleaning, or doing whatever is overwhelming me.
Well, I decided this week that instead of continuing to avoid my life, I'm going to let that shit go.
Letting go of control is extremely hard for people. It means we have to have faith in others or be okay with things not going as planned. Easier said than done, am I right? But if we don't let go of things, we're screwing ourselves in life. We'll be stuck on what someone did or that thing not going right. You can't move forward if you keep focusing on things out of your control.
So as hard as it may be, this week I challenge you to try to let go. If something doesn't go the way you want it to go, remind yourself that it's okay and keep going. I know it seems silly and too easy, but those two things have really helped me move forward this past week.
Do you struggle with letting go of control? How do you handle it?