What To Do When Life Gets Out Of Control


Breathe.
Slow down.
Close your eyes, place your hand on your heart, and tell yourself, “It’s okay.”

And once you’ve done that, remind yourself that even when life seems to be out of control, you still have control over your reaction to whatever life brings your way. What determines how well you lead your life is not what happens in your life but how you react to what happens in your life. It’s only human to want to have control, but remember, it’s also human to not really have any control over reality.

However, having no control over reality does not mean you can’t find your way to peace and tranquility. You can always choose to react in ways that bring you closer to the stability you desire. Here are three ways that can help:

Journal your way out
One of the best ways to monitor your reaction to any situation is to get in touch with your own feelings, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through journaling. When all your fears, doubts, and uncertainties are written on paper, they don’t appear as big as they do in your mind. Getting in touch with your feelings gives you a chance to also get in touch with your strengths, which further helps you in dealing with those fears, doubts, and uncertainties.

Talk to someone
Sometimes the answers to our worries are hidden in the words of someone else. When you choose to share your heart with someone, you open your mind to learning from experiences that you didn’t have to go through. But more than anything, expressing yourself before someone helps you lighten the load off your chest, and it makes you realize that you’re never really alone.

Form a habit of taking breaks
No matter how busy you are, or what you do in a day, actively taking out time for yourself is one of the most helpful things that you can do for yourself. Even if it means taking out 5 minutes to just meditate, or to watch a comedy video. When you form a habit of taking such breaks multiple times in a day, you’ll find yourself being able to remain calm in situations that used to bring out the worst in you earlier. This is because taking breaks helps in relieving the stress that we unintentionally build up throughout the day. You don’t have to control every area of your life to find a semblance of clarity and peace – just being able to be there for yourself is enough.

When times overwhelm you, remember that you’re not alone and that help is just a call away. Feel free to use the online consultation services here at Gurgaon Clinics and we will get you in touch with the best psychiatrist in Gurgaon for you.