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Posted: 1/30/2018 - Despite your best planning, you cannot always control your life circumstances. This doesn’t mean that you can’t choose how to respond. Learning to separate which aspects of a situation you can control, and which you cannot, helps you to realistically respond to life’s challenges.

Task: Next time you are facing a challenge, coping with a stressor, or working toward a goal, make a list of what you realistically can do about the situation. Then make a list of those aspects of your situation that you cannot control right now. This will give you some direction for where to focus your time and energy in managing your challenge.

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