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Gaining Control of Your Life

May 22, 2018

Hello everyone!

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but life is crazy! I’m not just talking about for me, but for you too.

No matter what age you are, now-a-days everything is GO GO GO. It can feel like the situation you are in is out of your hands and there’s nothing you can do to slow down or be in control.

Ahhh control… we all want it. Sometimes we don’t even know we want it.

Just think about it for a second: Maybe you want others to be nice to you, or like you? You want time to slow down? How about wanting to go to sleep earlier? Eat healthier? Make more money? Be successful?

Well my friend, if you can relate to any one of those things, or thought of something, you wish to have some control.

Now, let’s explore this idea of control a little shall we?

What is “Control”?

con·trol (kənˈtrōl/)
1. the power to influence or direct [people’s] behavior or the course of events.

1. to exercise restraint or direction over.

If you’re not a master mind-controller, you might be thinking “how the heck am I supposed to control other people’s behaviors!?”.

This is the part where I tell you the truth…you don’t. You can’t control how others treat you. However, aren’t you a person? Do you have the power to influence or direct your behavior? Yes. So I’d like to challenge you with this…

How to Gain Control of Your Life

Go grab two pieces of paper. In the middle of one piece of paper write “Things I CAN control”. Then in the middle of the other, write “Things I CAN’T control”.

Now begin your lists.

I did this the other day and felt the need to share with you all. I strongly believe this is such an important exercise for everyone to do. Writing down the things I didn’t have control over brought me such a release mentally and so much freedom from those things. Then looking at my list of things that I DO have control of made me realize that there is so much more in life I can do!

So it’s your turn! Go gain control of your life. Write these two lists. How was it? How do you feel? Comment on this post what you thought, I’d love to hear!


  1. Kristin says:

    I’m always aiming to be a better person and love this easy task! Thank you for the advice.

  2. Gia says:

    It’s important to gain control of what you can, because there are just so many unpredictable things!

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