I am a control freak help

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i am a control freak help

The Control Freak by Les Parrott III

Theyre pushy. Forceful. Impatient. Always in a hurry. And theyre usually ready to tell others how to do their jobs better. Control freaks. Maybe you know one. Maybe you are one. What are you to do? Psychologist Les Parrott (a recovering control freak) helps readers relate better to the control freaks around them. And if you are a control freak, Les will help you become willing to lose the control you love. The book includes self-tests and a lifelong prescription for healthier relationships.
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3 Simple Steps To Stop Being A Control Freak

You have high standards. You get things done right the first time. Plus, when things are spiraling, a little extra control can be healthy coping. If your child is seriously ill, knowing every inch of her medical chart is a natural reaction. For me, after core-shaking disasters like Hurricane Katrina or Sandy Hook, I find myself getting strict about exercise. It took me awhile to make the connection, but I realized that when the world makes me feel small and helpless, I cope by literally trying to be strong.

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In fact, some might call it downright annoying. I feel it. Just like an alcoholic yearns for one more drink, I crave control in any situation.

Are you incredibly efficient, super competent and always the person in your life who gets things done and keeps things moving? Is all this micromanaging causing you to feel stressed out? Have your family and friends told you to lighten up? Becoming a more mindful witness to your own behavior is the first step to making any behavioral change. Observing yourself this way can be hard to do, so you can also ask a trusted friend or family member to point out whenever they see you engaging in controlling behaviors.

Many of us feel most comfortable when we think ahead, plan and prepare. But high-achievers, in particular, can fall into the trap of becoming control freaks. Over time, demanding constant certainty from yourself and others can be tiresome — and frankly — annoying. Perfectionism, anxiety and anger are all associated with a high need for control, which can obviously interfere with your relationships and happiness in a big way. There's freedom in letting go.


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