Right now the UK is gripped by the result of the referendum.
For some there is jubilation, while for others there is much gnashing of teeth & wailing. Whichever way you voted, we are all now in a period of uncertainty.
It’s at times like this that we need to reach for the ‘sod all’ box.
Allow me to explain…
There are some things in life you can control. This is about you. You can control what actions you take, what you say and, with awareness, what you think and how you react to events.
There are also some things you can influence. Casting your vote on Thursday 23rd June was a way of influencing the outcome of the referendum. You can also influence others and their behaviour through your own, but, as anyone with children will tell you, you can’t control anyone else, however much you might like to!
Finally there’s the ‘sod all’ box, which contains all those things you can’t do anything about.
Once you have cast your vote, and the result was announced, the referendum fell into the ‘sod all’ box. In fact, anything in the past, such as what you chose to eat for breakfast or whether you had a cookie or a banana at break time now fall into this box. The weather and the traffic are other, somethings frustrating, factors that generally fall into the ‘sod all’ box.
The concerns we all feel about the changes which lie ahead are very natural. While we can no longer influence the vote, we may be able to influence the brexit negotiations. However, for many of us the best use of our time and energy is to focus on what we can control and what is within our immediate sphere of influence.
Use your time and energy wisely
Complaining about something you can no longer do anything about isn’t a wise use of these finite resources.
Focus on the things you can control and influence and try to accept calmly the contents of the ‘sod all’ box to lessen the stress of change.