Still feel the need to control too much in your life? Setting intentions for letting go of control is one of the best ways in which to reduce the need or compulsion to control people and things and enjoy the serenity that is sure to follow. Below are my updated decontrol intentions for 2016 together with links to prior posts on the particular subjects.
I intend to:
Identify the fears and anger behind my need to control—and timely process them!
Trust that my ones and children will make decisions that are best for them
Let go of the things that I cannot meaningfully change
Practice acceptance in all my affairs
Moderate my expectations of others
Be more patient
Trust that I will be okay whatever the situation or circumstance
Remember that what works for me does not necessarily work for others
Focus on improving my own shortcomings rather than trying to change others
Remember that most things are not as important as I think they are
Live and let live
Be more humble
Be more accepting of others
Let go of control at work
Remember that if I control, I can’t flow!
Recognize that there is more than one path to an acceptable destination.
Accept “what is” so that I can enjoy “what might be”
Say the Serenity Prayer each morning—and apply it to the issues that arise during the day
Be aware of the beauty all around me
Repeat these intentions at least once a week throughout the year
Please share with me your decontrol intentions for 2016. I encourage you to try the ones above that personally speak to you or to formulate your own. I am confident your reward will be,
Greater Serenity in 2016!
In the meantime, remember to
Let It Go–and Accept “What Is!”
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