It’s 2021 and we’ve gone into yet another lockdown. It is undoubtedly a difficult time and not what any of us will have wanted for the beginning of a new year, but it is happening and it is out of our control. There are however, so many other things that we can control.

Controlling the Controllable is one of SOHK’s guiding principles. Life presents us with a mixture of elements that are outside and within our control. It is always more energy-efficient and rewarding to focus on those elements within our control.

Often the things that present us with the most stress are the things that we see are outside of our control. This is mainly because they are exactly that – outside of our control and nothing we do has much, if any, bearing on them. School of Hard Knocks’ programmes and courses empower people to take control of the things they can and feel a sense of ownership over their emotions and the way in which they respond to certain situations.

So, with that in mind, try focussing on the things you can control whilst we are dealing with this new lockdown. We’ve created a little graphic to help get you started. 

What can I control?