Focusing on what we can’t control often takes our energy and attention away from what we can control.
Focusing on what we can’t control makes us less successful in achieving our goals because we consistently think about the outcomes we fear the most. The more time we spend on the things that are out of our control, such as COVID-19, the less time and energy we have to spend on the things that can truly help us and make a difference.
A great way to reduce these fears and feelings of anxiety is through being present in the moment. This can be done in various ways such as:
- Going for a walk
- Spending time with a close friend
- Listening to music