Control the Controllable
It’s important to remember that the reason you’re stressed might be out of your control. Don’t let factors such as the weather or another person’s actions cause you to worry. Instead, focus on the things you can control, such as your reaction to the stressor. By sorting out what is manageable and what is not, you can work on the issues that are within your capacity and, hopefully, reduce your stress overall.
Whenever you feel stressed this week, pause and think about whether or not the issue is within your control. Acknowledging that you’re not at fault can help you relax and plan your next step.