If you are looking for ways to take back control of your life, then this guide is coming at the right time for you.
The complexities of life
Our life is made up of a series of things that happen to us over the years. This includes both positive and negative experiences, and all of these situations and events shape how we think, feel, and react.
Some other elements that direct a lot of the things we do are our financial and social obligations. While these can steer you in a good direction, it can also make you feel stuck in a rut of commitments and busy schedules. So how do you break the cycle?
Below are some of the things you can do to take back control over your days, finally.
3 ways to take back control of your life:
1. Get financially savvy
Some people say, “money makes the world go round” and in some ways that’s true. If you have spare cash, it makes you feel a little more comfortable about treating yourself and achieving goals.
Personal finances are also a common cause of stress. Taking control of your budget and spending can have profound effects on the way you approach different aspects of your life, plus it gives you more freedom to do the things you want.
Start with small milestones and set up a savings account. If you have debt, think about getting a personal loan to consolidate your debt into a single monthly payment. All these things can help you become financially savvy and help you control your lifestyle better.
2. Focus on living in the now
We’re often programmed to keep thinking ahead. Questions like “where do you want to be in five years?” or “what type of career do I need to live a certain lifestyle?” are typical examples of planning into the future. How about changing your mindset to something a little closer to the “now”?
Time is something that runs away with us, and many people complain they don’t have enough of, but in reality, it’s how you utilize those 24 hours that count. Think about trying something new, and just going for it as part of a strategy for how to take back control of your life.
Or, consider limitingm your time on social media to avoid wasting time endlessly scrolling feeds. It’s incredible what it can do for your outlook.
3. Tidy home, tidy mind
Keeping your home and workspace clean and tidy can do wonders for your motivation levels and mindset. This is a simple concept, but it is an easy way to take control of your lifestyle in a few hours.
Remove clutter and get rid of things you don’t need. Distractions can be a sap on energy, which will affect how you approach everyday life and work.
Having a clear workspace and environment can improve productivity. So, this small aspect could help you achieve more in the day to boost your energy and approach to different situations.
How to take back control of your life: It starts now
These are just a few of the many things you can do to regain a sense of control everyday. Why wait another day to start putting these suggestions into motion? Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll.
2 thoughts on “How to take back control of your life: 3 essentials”
Timely article and certainly one everyone should read. I have been saying for the past few years when you come to visit bring your truck. We certainly can let things pile up if we are not careful.
Tidy home tidy mind is a perfect illustration of what happens when your writing area becomes cluttered. Apply that principle and you soon become aware of the remainder of your home.
As always Christy a great post…
Hi Rolly, you’re right about the tidy mind concept for the writer’s home office. I don’t like mine to be messy as it stresses me out. I hope you’re doing well. Wishing you and yours a safe holiday season!