Control

The last few weeks have been beyond crazy, so I would like to formally apologize for my absence. To say that I’ve been busy would be an understatement, so I’ll quickly summarize:

I got myself into a bit of a bind and wound up having to move out a few months earlier than I had planned. With little time, I had to spend most of my free time searching for apartments and finally found one. I move in at the end of April and can’t WAIT to start my new morning workout routine. (Yes, my complex has a 24 hour gym!) The whole thing has been super stressful, but in the end it was all worth it. I don’t know how long I’ll stay at the new place (being in your 20s=little to no stability), but I’m hoping I really like it there.

After I finally settled down from everything, I realized how poorly I handled the stress of the situation. I was nervous all the time, fell off the workout wagon and probably drove Alex crazy with my irrational concerns. At one point when I was at the peak of my craziness, I found myself becoming overwhelmingly convinced that Alex had been in a horrific car accident and that the ambulance in my rear mirror was coming to haul his body away. I’M INSANE. Thankfully, a quote via a post made by Julie at PBFingers came just in time.

“Control what you can control.”

Julie pulled this quote from the Andre Agassi book titled Open and graciously shared it with the blogosphere. When I saw it, I knew just what I had to do. I typed it up in fancy font and printed it to display in my cube at work. I knew it would act as a reminder to simply chill. When I start to spazz about the future, “control what I can control”. Overeating every weekend? I can control that. Getting my workouts in? I can control that. Making sure an asteroid doesn’t destroy Earth? I’m out. The point I’m trying to make is that we really can’t stress about stuff that we have no control of, because there’s no point. Stressing does nothing.

I hope this quote can help some of you like it helped me. Thanks Julie!

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