You’ve Got This: Mental Tricks to Feel in Control When Everything Is Going Wrong
You can’t control everything in life, but you do have a say in your own actions. When you feel like your life has turned to chaos, here’s how to regain a healthy perspective.
Do some ironing
Ironing is a mindless task that gives immediate, visible results. Turning a crumpled mess into a crisp item of clothing will feel satisfying, and that accomplished feeling will carry over to other areas of your life.
Train yourself not to be in control
Build up your tolerance to chaos with little instances you can’t control. Have your partner take the wheel if you’re the usual driver, pay your bills, or make weekend plans without asking for your input. You’ll learn to accept that sometimes you won’t have control—and that’s OK. Here are tricks to calming down when you’re angry.