|Dogs take control.|
However, don't worry - these animals are easily rehabilitated. Researchers simply demonstrate to the dog that they can escape the shock, and the dog realizes that it actually has control over it's situation. After that, the dog is all good.
What's the point? Well, when life beats down on you for awhile, it's natural to learn a bit of helplessness - despite our best efforts, things didn't go perfectly. However, for the dogs described above, after they were trained to be helpless, and were moved to a situation where they could escape, they just assumed that they had no control of the situation. In life, we very rarely have NO control over what happens to us. So, today we're going to take control and, hopefully, our feelings of empowerment will improve too.
Task: Exert control over some aspect your life.
Info: Pick something small for this challenge. The idea is to prove to yourself that you have control over many aspects of your life. Leave work 5 minutes early. Do something different for your afternoon break. Change your daily routine in some way. Take control over something in your life and demonstrate that you can influence the world in a new way. When you feel more in control, life seems a little more hopeful.
Goal: Successfully take control of one aspect of your life.
This is an open-ended task because what makes you feel in control is a very personal thing. Decide on something that makes you feel empowered and do it!
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