Habit # 21 What I Can Control.

52 Habits To Change My Life

Rebecca Scott
5 min readJul 19, 2023

Ever notice the days where no matter what you do or try to do something goes wrong.

How the 1-minute misunderstanding sets the rest of the day or week off the smooth road to the roller coaster off-road adventure.

We all have those days and weeks. Issues that should only bother you for a few moments — like making your coffee wrong — sets you up for a day of disappointments.

Photo by Eastman Childs on Unsplash

I have made my coffee wrong in almost every way possible. I’ve put hot water in the reservoir instead of cold. I’ve put new grinds on top of used grinds. I’ve even forgotten to put the carafe or my travel mug underneath the drip.

That mess-up at 6 am is not the end of my day. It’s morning entertainment I can laugh at. But only if I allow myself to.

You have the power to choose how you respond to every situation. You can choose to laugh and try-again. You can choose to be compassionate about it. Then find a way to adjust, fix the issue, and move on. OR. You can beat yourself up. Blame others for your problems. Get into a negative mindset. Setting yourself up for a problem filled day.







Rebecca Scott

I’m a student of life, Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug and share my journey to where I am going.