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Do you always feel a need to be in control? For some, the need to feel in control can affect everything from employment to relationships. Learning to let go of control can seem frightening and even overwhelming. Working with a mental health professional can help you better understand the need to be in control and where it might come from. As you begin your journey of healing and growth, here are a few tips to help you start to let go of control.

Acknowledge There Is More Than One Path

Consider the goal of every situation. What are you trying to accomplish? There are many different paths that lead to a successful end. It is essential to realize that others may have different means, but that does not mean they will not create a successful ending as well.

Stay In the Moment

Try to stay in the moment so that you can begin to learn what situations or events trigger your need to be in control. What occurs when you start to feel the need to be in control? Are certain people involved? Staying in the moment will help you to begin to understand what makes you feel certain ways. When you can understand your triggers, you can start to work through them to learn how to respond to situations in a healthier way.

Notice Your Emotions

Try to acknowledge what you are feeling. What are you experiencing when you find yourself struggling with control? Are you stressed? Anxious? Angry? Your emotions can help you to better understand your mental health issues and the source of your struggles. Finding and exploring the root of your struggles can be an enlightening and empowering process.

Start Small

Starting small can be helpful. Focus on slowly letting go of control in different situations. Acknowledge your emotions and how they change as you slowly work towards feeling more comfortable with letting go. Remember that making changes is a journey that takes time and practice.

Feeling the need to always be in control can affect many different areas of life. Working towards feeling comfortable letting go of total control is something that takes time and effort. Work on acknowledging your emotions and staying in the moment. Start small and remember that everything in life is a journey that takes time. Here at The Guest House, we are trained professionals ready to help you understand your mental health issues better and work towards overcoming your struggles. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our treatment options.