Do you ever feel like life is just happening to you? That you’re driving along wherever the wind takes you and not doing or achieving those things that you most desire? Most of us feel like this at some point in our lives (some of us feel like this all the time), but it is possible to take back the reins of control and lead a more intentional life that is better and more akin to the life you really want to lead.
Here are just some of the ways you can take control of your life right now:
Work Out What You Really Want
Obviously, the first step to taking control of your life is working out what you really want; what your ideal life would look like. If you’re unable to do this, then you won’t be able to work towards achieving it. So, sit down and spend some time really thinking about your hopes and dreams. Do you want to start your own business? Travel the world? Get a promotion? Really think about it and then list your wants from the most to least important so you can target those big ideas first and foremost.
Be More Optimistic
If you’re a negative nancy or Norman, then you won’t really believe that you can take control of your life and do the things that you’ve only dreamed of right now. So, although it might be difficult at first if you’re naturally a glass-half-empty kind of person, start to be more positive about your life. You can do this by appreciating what you do have, writing a gratitude journal at gratefulness.org, and always looking for the nugget of positivity in every tough situation you encounter. This will make you stronger and more resolved to take control and build your ideal life.
Get Your Finances Under control
If you’re in debt or living with too little to get by, it can be pretty tough to feel like you’re in control. The first step to getting past this is to actively start making plans to sort out your financial life. So, draw up a budget, head to personalloan.co and take out a loan to consolidate your debts, get a second job or do whatever it is you need to do to improve your finances starting today. The sense of control you feel will be amazing, and once you’re back on a more even keel, the extra money you have will mean that you can think about starting a new company or going travelling for a while after all.
Just Do It
Ultimately, you’re never going to be in control of your life or do the things you most want to do if you don’t take the plunge and make that first step towards your dreams. You need to acknowledge the fact that you might fail, but do that thing you most want to do anyway because what will be worse in the end, never trying to do it or trying and failing? I think we all know that it’s the former deep down.
Time to lead a more purposeful life?