We Always Have a Choice

choice

Many conversations I’ve been part of this past week have revolved around what we can and can’t control, and what we can and can’t influence.  Neuroscience tells us that having a sense of control, choice and autonomy is important to us as humans.  They expand our personal experience of wellbeing. Here are a few reminders of things we each can control today and every day, taken from a list of 50 put out by Tiny Buddha.  Check out the full list at http://tinybuddha.com/blog/50-things-you-can-control-right-now

  1. How many times you smile today.
  2. How much effort you exert at work.
  3. Your level of honesty.
  4. How well you prepare.
  5. How you act on your feelings.
  6. How often you say “thank you.”
  7. When you pull out your wallet for luxuries.
  8. Whether or not you give someone the benefit of the doubt.
  9. How you interpret situations.
  10. Whether or not you compete with people around you.

What will you choose?

–Debbie Raybold

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