The Driver's Seat Of This Game Called Life
We are living in challenging times and yet we don’t have to feel like life is spinning out of control. It was just a few months ago that we did feel that life wasn’t in our control and began to look at ways to make changes to put us back in the driver's seat of this game called life. Today we would like to share our Top 10 Ideas To Get Back In The Driver's Seat Of This Game Called Life, and ultimately, your success.
“Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.” ― Florence Scovel Shinn
1. Do Something You Are Afraid Of
There are two definitions of FEAR that I have heard over the years. 1. False Evidence Appearing Real & 2. Face Everything And Rise. We get to decide each day which means we will attach to our fear. If we accept the first definition of Fear as a major control factor in your life, you let certain fear control you, and this will challenge you to accomplish your dreams! This is why you must face everything and rise to do the things you are afraid of, no matter what they may be. If you are afraid of meeting new people, then put yourself in a situation where you have to do so! When thinking about your health and fitness the same principle applies. Run that marathon, learn to cook at home if you are afraid to learn to do this, play a sport, learn about nutrition or any of the other important aspects of living well.
2. Have A Savings Account
Finances are an important part of a healthy life. Many people are just one mishap away from financial disaster. This means that they often can’t do some of the things that they want or take any risks because their finances have control of their life. Don’t let finance control your life any longer, get a savings account and start putting money into it each and every month. This way if a challenge does hit, you will remain in control of what happens next!
3. Quit Social Media
Social media is changing extremely fast these days. Social media can be a great tool for keeping in contact with friends, but it can also promote jealousy and feelings of inadequacy. If you really want to take back control of your life, then you need to stop spending time on social media. It will help you to feel better about yourself and more in control of your life.
4. Keep Yourself Organized
Getting and staying organized will be vitally important when you make the commitment to live in a more disciplined way. We have found that by being in the driver's seat of our life we are in control. We do know that there is nothing like a little, or a lot of a mess, to make you feel as if your life is spinning out of control. Making every effort you can to keep your workspace and living space clean and organized is a wonderful way to feel in control. Not only will this save you time and energy in the long run, but when someone asks for something, you will know exactly where to get it from—which will put you back in control!
5. Be In Control of the People You Spend Time With
Do you constantly find yourself hanging out with people that you would rather not be spending time with? This can definitely make you feel as if you’ve lost control of your life. Remember, you decide exactly how you spend your time and who you spend it with. If someone doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, then cut them out of your life!
It was important to share the idea of getting and staying organized before we shared the idea of exercise here. We know that for many people physical activity can be monumental when it comes to regaining control of your life. This is because what is going on inside the body often shows on the exterior of the body as well. Exercise and physical activity are so important for your overall good health and wellbeing. We believe that daily exercise is great for the mind, body, and spirit. Do physical activities that challenge you and watch how your body begins to change—you will absolutely love the way you feel when this happens! If you are at the point where exercise is a monumental challenge begin with walking each and every day. Join our FREE Walking Challenge and begin to practice moving well. What we know for sure is that walking is the link to living a healthy and vibrant life. We believe walking inspires the mind, activates the body, and nourishes the soul.
7. Make A Daily Success List
Rather than make endless to-do lists that we have been taught to do, consider making a daily success list. What you will want to do is plan your day and then as you go through your tasks for the day no matter how big or small write them down. Whatever you want to do and then do it write it down. This daily success validation list is an idea we learned from a mentor a few months ago. What we have found is our daily inspiration and motivation have been improved. We are getting way more done in our day and yet the most important thing is we feel better about the accomplishments we make by the time we get ready for bed. The point of this idea is to validate every success. This is a way to begin to see more and more successes in your day. The more success you validate the more successes you will begin to see.
8. Learn to Say No
It can be difficult in life when someone asks you to do something that you would rather not do but you aren’t exactly sure how to say no. This is why learning to say no is so important when it comes to taking control of your life. If you can say no to something you don’t want to do, this is a powerful feeling which keeps you in control of both the things you want to do and don’t want to do! And saying NO opens life up to all the YESs you are ready for.
9. Go On a Solo Trip
For many years in my previous career, I travelled for business by myself. I would spend at least a week a month away on the road making sales calls. At that time I did not know that there are several people out there in the world that have a fear of doing things alone. This keeps them under the control of others as they always have to find someone to go with them when they want to do something. Put a stop to this practice. Do you have a dream trip you’ve always wanted to embark on? Go for it! There is no time like the present and no reason not to do it solo!
10. Consider Every Action In Your Life as a Choice
One of the major aspects of feeling out of control is feeling like you didn’t have a say in your life when bad (or good) things happen. To remedy this, start thinking of everything in your life as a choice. This means that nothing just happens to you, rather you have a choice in every single aspect of your life. This will leave you feeling more in control and better able to combat hard times that may come your way.
Life can feel challenging when you don’t feel in control of it. Use any or all of the above tips to take back control of your life, and your destiny, today. You won’t regret it, and you will love how you feel once you are back in control.
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