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Healthy Ways to Take Control of Your Life


Some days everything works, and we are definitely in charge. Other days, from the minute the alarm goes off until we nod off at night, life just seemed to be upside down and backwards. If you have ever had that feeling, find out why and start fixing it.

Often the answers are right there in front of us. But losing control of one thing can bury the answers. Soon something else goes awry. Before out of control feelings set the mood for everything, take some healthy steps.

Start with the big picture

Use anyway that works for you to get an overall picture of your life. I use mindful meditation, seated on my patio, I breathe deeply, focus on the greenery nearby and just let my life roll out in front of me. I look at all of it, the good, bad and ugly, and try to judge. And if I do this enough I start to relax a little and to come up with better ideas on what to do next.

Then give a little credit

Life may seem out a whack at times, but if you make a list of all the good parts you may feel differently about it. Sometimes there are only a few pieces that need fixing to make everything work.

Look for a new spin on everything

Have you been wanting to take up running or take some evening classes? Or maybe you would like to travel this summer? Choose one of your wishes and make it a goal as you start planning around it. This can make life more interesting and more motivated right away.

Toss out the things that don’t fit

This can work both physically and mentally. Are you still living with that old furniture? Or are you still fixing vegetables the same old way? Most of us have lots of things that we just do by rote. We intend to change them, but when? But changes that are long overdue can have the effect of putting you back in charge. One little change can lead to many more.

Taking control of life starts with you, who you are, where you want to be and what should be done next. Set aside a few minutes every day to check your progress and then just keep going and keep calling the best shots.


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