Recognize Your Limits


A major source of stress is people’s efforts to control events or other people over whom they have little or no power. When confronted with a stressful situation, ask yourself, is this my problem? 

  • If it isn’t, then leave it alone.
  • If it is, can you resolve it now?
  • Once the problem is settled, leave it alone. Don’t agonize over the decision and try to accept situations you cannot change.
  • There are many circumstances in life beyond our control, including the behavior of others.
  • If a problem is beyond your control and cannot be changed at the moment, don’t fight the situation. Learn to accept what is, for now, until such time when you can change things.