This is Kelly Orchard’s Apple A Day, 60 seconds on wisdom, success, and personal growth.

Do you feel responsible for everything that happens in your life? Is everything your fault, or to your credit?

When we allow ourselves to feel responsible for everything, good and bad alike, it may give us a sense of control, but not always for healthy reasons. There are some things over which we have no control, therefore we are not responsible for them.

Author Melody Beattie wrote, “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”

Want to relieve yourself of unnecessary stress?

Stop blaming yourself or giving yourself credit for just about everything. On that same note, the decisions that others make and the direction others take, aren’t your responsibility either!

Give yourself permission to let go of feeling responsible for everything that happens in life.

This has been Kelly Orchard’s Apple a Day. Now, go out and be fruitful.