Take Back Your Life
Elizabeth McDonnell | On 08, Dec 2019
As humans, we inevitably face conflict in our daily lives. Adversity has the potential to alter your life negatively. These events appear in unpredictable ways that are out of our control. However, we have the power to decide whether or not the tough times will personally affect us. We have the power to control our lives. If you are feeling out of control, this article will help you take back the reins from “fate.”
Evaluate the situation. If you are not feeling yourself recently, like your regular energy isn’t there, something is out of balance. See when something is wrong and use that as a sign to reflect. The first step in solving any issue is by getting to the root.
Acknowledge what’s in your power. Once you have the source figured out, think about your role in the situation. Can you change the issue itself? If you can, take the time to work towards that. If you cannot change the situation, time to take a new course of action.
Redirect your energy. Regardless of your overall stance, it’s time to take action. It is perfectly healthy to be emotional for a time, just to healthily express your emotions. However, dwelling is unhealthy and a waste of time. Instead of using your energy towards worrying, use it productively, which brings us to the next step.
Make a plan. Time to plan a course of action. Think of little things you can start doing. If you have control of the situation, plan out ways to better it for yourself. However, if you do not have control over the situation, it is time to move on, especially if it is taking a negative toll on you. Life is hard, but there is always a solution to everything. You just have to be willing to do what it takes to achieve happiness.
Close any loose ends. To start a new chapter, you need to close the last one. Say what you have been holding in, quit the job you hate! Once you have a steady plan to support you, it will be best to close off any attachment with what was dragging you down. Surrounding yourself with positive energy will make the process much easier.
Working towards a better life is a lot easier said than done. However, if there is a will, there’s a way! Any productive action, no matter how small it may be, brings you closer to your goal.