If you find yourself getting into a rut or perhaps you just don’t enjoy life the way you used to anymore, you may need to think about getting your life together. To me personally, ever since I was a young teenager trying to piece together who I was, how to figure out my life and what I wanted from it was incredibly daunting. And as you can imagine, I procrastinated.
It didn’t take long for things to catch to me, for me to feel like I was living a life I didn’t want to live, I consumed an almost outrageous amount of social media and at such a young age, it had huge toxic effects. I was influenced, whether I was aware of it or not by the people around me, good or bad, and I lived my life to be noticed and approved by them.
But now through the years I’ve realised and focused upon how liberating it is to create yourself and re-create yourself all over again, there ‘s no limit to the number of changes you can choose to undergo, as long as you are evolving and ultimately becoming the person you want to become. As long as your life isn’t dictated by those around you through seeking approval or validation.
5 ways to get your life together
- Connect with yourself on a mental and emotional level – listen to yourself, your body is always sending messages to you about the way it’s feeling and the state it’s in, act upon whatever it is your body is telling you. Listening both to your mind and heart can be difficult at times, especially when they are pulling you into different directions, to help you can implement the pros/cons system.
- Understand that there are things you can’t change – in life they’ll always be things you can’t change, they’re out of your control and letting go of these uncontrollable things will improve your mental and emotional health. You’ll have a newfound sense of peace knowing that though you cannot control everything, some things in life fall into place, many times in ways that they should, whether it helps you to learn a lesson or to just enjoy the journey.
- Figure out what makes you happy/self-care routine – keep a list of things that bring up joy and things that help you take care of yourself. Don’t worry if this changes from time and time again and don’t be afraid to experiment. Have morning and evening routines, and every so often, try something new, whether you swap out a hot shower for a warm, relaxing bath or even try cooking a delicious meal instead of ordering out.
- Don’t hold back from evolving – it’s human nature to be afraid of change, to want security, stability and safety, and so experiencing change, taking that little first step out of the comfort zone can be taxing. Don’t confuse security with happiness or your own well-being. Take the opportunities life gives to you with open arms, but know when to step back from it all.
- Put yourself first – putting yourself first isn’t selfish or mean or careless, it’s important. In a society where we value others’ opinion over our own or taught to serve others before ourselves just so we seem like caring people is toxic. How do you expect to take of others when you’re unwell? How do you expect to showcase your true self, when you haven’t listened to your mind or your heart or even your body as a whole? You are the owner of your life, now is the time to take responsibility for it.
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