How have you got to where you are today? Whether you’re a successful businessperson, a stay at home parent, or a taxi driver… How did you get there?
Not enough people ask themselves this question enough, or even at all… but it’s so important!
The other question that you have to ask yourself is: Is this where I want to be? If you answer yourself with a no, then you have to work out how you’re going to change yourself for the better to put yourself where you want to be.
This article is focussed on the ability to control your own life, starting with…
Having self-control can be something as small as saying ‘no’ to buying that block of chocolate, or as big as turning down a promotion to chase your dreams in another field.
This is all about having the ability to say ‘yes’, ‘no’, or ‘maybe next time’. Building this ability will not only get you out of doing things that you don’t want to do, but it frees up time for you to do the things that drive you, that push you, challenge you and entertain you.
Beginning to get yourself in order may seem hard, but you might find it to be as simple as keeping your room or your house tidy. These things take time, but once you have a good habit set, you’ll be fine
Being able to keep balance in your schedule is the most important thing.
Having a healthy diary that includes not only work and appointments but social outings, family time and a treat for yourself (e.g. a massage) every now and again is important to ensure that you don’t burn yourself out.
Creating ‘me time’ along with the busy day-to-day agenda that you follow should also be something that you pencil in.
Not having time to yourself is a huge mistake. You need time to reflect on the day, or the week as it’s been, and give yourself time to relax before beginning a new day.
Bad Habit Management.
Creating the ability within yourself to manage your bad habits is a huge step in the right direction.
In doing this, you’re able to reduce the negativity in your life on a daily basis, and you’re able to create time to do things that make you happy. From there, you will become more productive, approachable, and relaxed within yourself.
It’s never too late to get out of a bad habit, whether that be over-eating or having too much screen time. A good habit only takes 66 days to make, and if it really is a good one you’re more likely to stick to it through those days which will increase your probability to creating it for the long run.
Remember: You’ve got to be able to manage yourself before you can manage anyone else. Don’t expect people to follow you, and work for you if you can’t even work for yourself.