How many times has it felt like the week’s over before it’s begun?
There are work duties, household responsibilities, loved ones to care for. Before you know it, the day’s over. A week’s gone by. It’s next month already. While you’re reading this, there’s probably a whole to-do list bouncing around in your head.
We push ourselves to go and go, but it’s essential to make yourself stop sometimes. Even if it’s in small ways.
If you aren’t taking charge of your life, then something else will, whether it be other people or things or time commitments. There are many simple ways you can stop giving your power to others and redirect it back to yourself.
And you’re never too busy to start!
To your Peace, Happiness, and Well-being,
Brenda Mary Love
Top 10 Ways to Take Charge of Your Life
Too often we take care of other people’s needs, never getting to the activities that would have the most meaning for us. Here are 10 ways to take back your life.
- Create goals. Get clear on what you really want, write it down and start to take action toward your goals.
- Commit to your own agenda. As much as possible, before helping others each day, complete the tasks that move you toward your goals.
- Set boundaries. When you heed your own agenda, you will likely need to set boundaries with the people in your life.
- Say no when you want to. Respecting your true desires is liberating.
- Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Fulfilling long-held wishes brings joy and empowerment.
- Seek balance. Which of these aspects needs attention: social/family, spiritual/creative, career or health?
- Eat well and exercise. Take charge of your energy by treating your body well.
- Clear clutter. Creating an orderly and beautiful physical environment positively affects our sense of internal order and makes space for the new.
- Pursue completion. Avoiding unfinished tasks, things that remain unsaid and relationships that need closure hijack our thoughts and saps our energy.
- Get support/find allies. Get help processing uncomfortable feelings and seek friendships with people who appreciate and support you taking charge of your life.
Brenda Mary Love is a health and wellness coach and author of Change Your Stories Despite the Diagnosis. After overcoming multiple mental illnesses as a teenager, she spent close to three decades building a successful career in the corporate world. During this time, she found her true calling: helping others overcome some of the toughest mental roadblocks. She has been empowering people who want to do better in life, but don’t know where to start. She has revitalized hundreds of men and women with a new sense of purpose, enabling them to trust their own abilities and be more productive than they have ever been. Find out how she can help you rewrite your destiny: