Friday, January 27, 2017
What Can I Control?
Joining the Five Minute Friday writing gang again today.
I find that when I feel out of control I am flooded with anxiety and my productivity is severely unhinged.
When I stop and focus on what I can control - ME - my actions, responses, reactions and behavior everything in my world comes into order.
What I can control is deciding what I will do and how I will proceed with whatever is happening in my world in any given moment.
I have 3 boys who are super busy, challenging, and incredibly brilliant - I'm their mom - I'm supposed to feel that way... but they are also like standing in front of a pitching machine with a bat in my hand and every ball coming toward me is unpredictable.
As I type they are yelling battle cries, shooting Nerf guns and careening about the house fighting with each other about whose is what and jockeying for position in the hierarchy of our world...
I can control me, type, focus on the benefits to letting them work things out for themselves while I carve out 5 minutes to blog.
The difference between peace and anxiety for me is knowing what I can control is me.