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Wellbeing Life Hacks

Life Hack #88: Give Away Control

Have you ever found yourself trying to control things that you really don’t need to? How might giving away control lead to a more productive and fulfilling work or home environment? While there’s certainly things in life that are important for us to control, we actually don’t have to do it all. Studies show that we are more productive, happy, and less stressed when we take time to prioritize the to-do list related to larger goals and give away control where it makes sense. It can be helpful to ask yourself a few questions. Like is it necessary for you to do the job or with some support could someone else take over? Might this be a growth opportunity for someone? Is this the best use of my time, strengths, or skill set? Does this task move me toward my long term goals? Whatever the task, cleaning the house, proofreading a document, doing the grocery shopping, stopping to ask these questions might help us to better prioritize our time. If this sounds challenging for you, start giving away control in small ways that work for you. Let go of expectations of perfection and use the opportunity to be curious, who knows what you might learn along the way!

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