Take Control!

Take Control!

If you missed the show tonight, you missed out on some mega soul searching on my behalf! I was talking all about control – what it is, how to take it or how to avoid it!

In the process of researching this topic I came to an awful realization – I’m a controller. Huge. Big time. It’s bad. I learned a lot from www.psychologytoday.com where they explained that being in a friendship with a control freak can be really exhausting. Well let me tell you something – being the control freak is pretty exhausting too! :s

Usually people who are control freaks are often categorized as OCD, which in my case is 100% true! I always have to be in control. It’s bad. One tell tale sign that you are a controller is if you live by the saying “If you want something done right, do it yourself”. Yikes. I almost say that every day.

People who feel out of control tend to become controllers. Deep down, they’re afraid of falling apart, so they micro manage to bind anxiety. Learn more about it and ways to deal with a control freak (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-freedom/201010/how-deal-control-freak) and what to do if you are one! (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healthy-connections/201007/help-my-controlling-behavior-is-ruining-relationships)

Moving on to something a bit more light hearted – we have a real life account of taking control of your exercise schedule! A real success story 🙂 A friend of mine has started working out with her roommates once a day, they make the goal to wake up every morning and go to the gym at 9am. “We rely on each other to keep motivated – the idea of being ‘the lazy one’ is scary and I’m pretty sure is what has kept us going over the last few weeks.” They’ve been doing such a great job and have really kept up with it! Way to go ladies!

Finally, I quickly talked about ways you can control your cravings! Everyone knows how hard it is to say no, so stay focused and keep control! YOU CAN DO IT! A great website to visit for healthy snacks is http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Weight-Management/Healthy-snack-ideas-for-adults

Good Luck!!

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