You Are in Control

Other’s Thoughts

Do you let what other people may think or actually think about you get to you to the point where it is hard to function and your mental health and self confidence is compromised because you can’t get past it? You feel like you have no control so you try to control other things(…such as diet and exercise)?

Two Choices

I decided that I had two choices this morning. I could let opinions of what I think people think about me bother me, or I could be happy and enjoy my life knowing that I try to make good decisions and do what I feel is right for everyone. If I let them steal my happiness, then they have won.

Constant Worrying

In the past, things that people may think about me would take away my happiness for a long time, and I would worry constantly. I still do worry some, and it still bothers me some. I would be lying if I said it didn’t. However, I recover faster and worry a little less now. I have overcome a lot of obstacles to get to this point with the help of a lot of people. It isn’t always easy.


I tend to wake up with a fresh mind and think a little more rationally in the mornings. Sometimes, the best thing for me to do is just sleep on something. Once I have had the opportunity to process it, I try to turn something into a positive instead of a negative. I need to work at doing that sooner rather than later, but that is a lot of progress from what it used to be. I always have lots to work on. I think we can always be working to be better.

What I Think is Best

I just try to remember that I try to do what I think is best for everyone. I do not think it is okay to just do whatever you want, and only please yourself. I do try to think about others and what is best for them, too. I know I make mistakes sometimes, and if I know it is a mistake, I will try to do better next time. I will not be bullied by the voice inside my head or anyone else’s possible thoughts. I will not people please all the time. I have in the past, and I have let it control my every move. 


Others may not always agree with you or have the same opinion, but it doesn’t mean that they can take away your happiness and you don’t have to let what they may think about you destroy you. You have the control. Don’t let other’s thoughts take control of you. Most of the time, you are  assuming their thoughts anyway, and they are assuming yours.

What choice will you make today? Will you control the thoughts or let the thoughts control you?

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Ashton Bennett
Hi! My name is Ashton. I am a wife, a first grade teacher, and a dog mom. I am striving to live a happy, healthy, and balanced life, and hopefully inspire you to do the same. I am a cross trainer and yogi. I try to push myself to step out of my comfort zone in many areas of my life to challenge myself to keep growing. My main goal is to stay mentally healthy. I want to emphasize working out to feel good and create a healthy lifestyle. The goal is not to change my body, but love myself no matter what.

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