Take Control of Your Own Life

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Sometimes it can feel like we’re controlled by the so-called ‘system’. We never truly are in control of our own lives. We need money, which means we have to work, which means we spend our whole lives working to see most of it thrown away to living. When you think of it like that, it is a pretty daunting thought. But, there are ways you can take control of certain aspects of your own life. All you have to do is have the willpower to do so. Because even though there are certain aspects, such as work, that we can’t control, the ones we can control we often can’t be bothered to do so. Well, this article is here to try and help change your perspective on that. It is a new year, and it should be a new you. So here are some ways in which you can take control of your own life to make it better.

Your Lifestyle

Now, this really is something you can control. It is something that a lot of people don’t seem to take control of, however. We all can agree that life can seem pretty hectic at times, well, most of the time. But your lifestyle doesn’t have to be that way, and there are so many things you can do to try and change it. The first being changing your exercise and diet habits. The one reason we always feel so tired is due to our diet. We’ll happily pile on so much rubbish, especially around the festive season that we’ve just had. But we’re always complaining about how sluggish and tired we’re feeling. Well, this stops today. It really will give you such a positive mental attitude if you do so as well. So, let’s start with exercise. This is the first thing that so many people seem to struggle with. Truth is, it is so hard to find the motivation to do it! First things first, you need to get the gear. Clothing from companies such as Proud Athletics will look great, and make you feel as though you’re ready to exercise. Now, the last thing you want to do is rush in all guns blazing. Taking your time with it and starting steady is so essential. Try by just doing some walking each day. Just a half an hour walk in the morning or evening can boost your lifestyle more than you realize. Walking sometimes burns more calories than actually running! Then your diet can massively influence the way your lifestyle is. Swap out those takeaways for a healthy meal and see how much your energy levels improve, we guarantee you’ll be amazed. Changing to a healthier lifestyle in 2018 is going to give you such a more positive outlook on life.


Your Relationships

This is something that can make your life so poisonous, but again can be so easy to take control of. A lot of people stay in toxic relationships due to thinking that it is the norm. But if you find yourself arguing and falling out every day, it really isn’t the norm. This is the year to rid yourself of anything toxic and find something better. You don’t truly realize how bad a relationship can affect your life until you leave one. It can be one of the reasons you always feel so drained as well. But it isn’t just romantic relationships that can be the problem in your life. Friendships can also be the main issue for a lot of people. We all know that girls can be a little catty from time to time, but sometimes this can be taken to the next level, and it can end up really grinding you down. Don’t stay friends with someone due to fear of feeling lonely. There are always people looking out for you, and there are always ways of making new friends. Even if it is someone you have known for years, they still might not be the best for your life. If you don’t want to lose them completely, try talking to them about the issue instead. It can often be the case that they don’t realize anything is wrong, it might just be their personality. Sometimes a good chat about the issue is all that is needed to solve a few things.

Your Work Life

Probably one of the main issues for stress for a lot of you reading this. Due to worry about losing a job, or money, a lot of people just don’t do anything about work. They use it as a way of income and put up with the rubbish they’re put through at work. Don’t let this be you. There are so many better careers out there than the one you’re in, especially if you’re miserable or being treated badly. All you need to do is have the courage to get up and walk away, something not everyone feels like they can do. Yes, it might be a financial risk, but make sure you secure a job first before leaving to make sure you’re not losing out on money. Life is too short to be stuck in a job where you’re really not happy.


Your Finances

The last thing in life that some people just don’t feel like they can take control of, but this is where you’re all wrong. Your finances are one of the easiest things to take control of if you know how to do it. The main thing is having a bit of self-control in yourself. This is where a change in lifestyle is going to come in handy. If you’re someone who is always out spending tons of money on food or drinks, you’re obviously going to be left in a sorry state two weeks after your payday, especially if you have bills to pay. Make a treat a once a month thing and see how much your finances pick up. Start building some savings as well, even if it is just a small amount each month. Having something to fall back on is going to make you feel so much more relaxed about other areas in your life.

How are you taking control of your life in 2018? What are some things you are doing to to take control? Please share in the comments below. I really would love to know.

Until next time, shine amongst the stars!

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70 thoughts on “Take Control of Your Own Life

  1. Taking control of your own life is very important.I enjoyed reading about how to take control of the different aspect of your life. thanks for a great post.

    1. imdeed ❤ Thank you for reading & sharing your thoughts! I really appreciate your support, comfort, and love. I read every single comment and it helps to shape LavandaMichelle.com into the best blog possible.❤ Lavanda Michelle North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger

  2. I definitely believe taking control of your own life is super important. It’s your life after all, I do also believe self care in your life is super important. I also believe having healthy and happy relationships is also important. Thank you for sharing!

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