I hate uncertainty. Learning to be more spontaneous is one of my major life growth goals right now. But it’s also the reason I've become an expert at planning. I plan my entire day in advance, and I always have a backup plan in place. I’m used to having a plan B and C and D—just in case things don’t go according to plan.
But even with all that planning, things still go wrong. And when it rains, it pours. In fact, when I bought my apartment in New York City, I don’t think one thing went right.
We can’t always prevent bad things from happening, but we can stop them from getting us down. When I was having all my apartment drama, I found it helpful to remember the things I could control.
Yes, these are tiny, tiny things. They aren't going to magically solve all your problems. but sometimes making small adjustments that feel doable is exactly what you need to stop the slide into panic and turn your momentum in a more positive direction.