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Things You Can Control

A beneficial way to improve mental health is learning to control the things that we can control. The things we cannot control can often overwhelm us. However, there are so many things that are within our control.

Here is a list of some of the things we can control:

  • How we respond to challenges
  • Who and when we ask for help
  • How much effort we put forth
  • Setting boundaries and respecting other people’s boundaries
  • If and when we forgive others
  • Growing from our mistakes
  • What coping strategies we use
  • If and when we try again
  • Treating others and ourselves with kindness
  • How we interpret events
  • How truthful and honest we are
  • Treating others the way we want to be treated