What’s within my control?

What’s within my control?

What’s within my control?

Acknowledging what is within and outside of your control is critical to making change. By completing this activity, you’re reflecting on what you truly have control over. Investing your focus and energy on what you can control is much more helpful in re-imagining your life than stressing about what is outside of your control.

For each statement, select the response that best describes how you feel right now. Please refer to the chart defining A, B, C responses.

A = In my control

B = I have some influence

C = I have no control or influence





























Acknowledging what is within and outside of your control is critical to making change. By completing this activity, you’re reflecting on what you truly have control over. Investing your focus and energy on what you can control is much more helpful in re-imagining your life than stressing about what is outside of your control.

Drag each statement in the list below and release it under the teal line in the column that best describes the level of control you feel right now. If you release on top of another statement in that column, you can pick it up again and drop it underneath that statement.

What is Within My Control

December 1, 2021 (date varies across timezone)

 

My emotions

My thoughts

Other’s emotions

Other’s thoughts

My skills

My behaviour

Other’s behaviour

What I read

What I watch

Who I spend time with

My job

Where I live

My health

Health of others

My weight

What I eat

How I look

What I wear

Who I help

How I identify

Alcohol consumption

My ethnicity

My gender

My interests and hobbies

My relationships

My family

My friends

My wealth

What is within your control?

You can choose, like what you read.

What may not be within your control, but you have some influence over?

You have a say, but others also have influence on the outcomes, like how you respond to a pandemic.

What do you have no influence or control over?

You really have no control, like with someone else's emotions.

Within your control

No control, some influence

No influence or control

Print the finished activity so that if you feel yourself spiraling, you have a reminder of what you can control.

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Those things that are within your control, you may want to consider how you can manage them in the best way for you.

For those things that you have some or no control over, you may want to use the Examining your options (sub-section) of the Plan for Resilience (click the image to go to the full document) to help you choose your response to these stressors.

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