Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Taking Charge of Your Life

Have you been experiencing that there are times when life just seems to get away from us? We seem to have many distractions that are pulling us in several different directions at once. We seem to be pressured to be perfect at everything we do, pressured to produce, to perform to the standards that others have set for us but we accept as our own. We have work pressures, family pressures, societal pressures and financial pressures. This has become our norm so much to the point that we do not even realize that we are pressured. It can get very overwhelming. We, without realizing it, just react to what is going on in our lives.

The good news is there is something we can do about this in order to take charge of our lives. Life does not have to be this way. We can change it. You can change it! You can change anything and take charge of your own life.

These are just a few gentle reminders of what you can do when you find yourself having an experience that seems to be pulling you in a direction that you do not want to go in.

1 Be responsible – take responsibility for your life. It is your life, own it!
2 Choose wisely – you can make different choices that you are currently making.
3 Define your desires - what it is that you want out of life?
4 Quit the Blame Game – it is very easy to blame others when things do not go our way.
5 Follow Your Heart – Listen to your inner voice and follow it, trust it.
6 Stay Focused – do not lose sight of what it is you desire
7 Be who you really are – Be the real you, not the you others think you should be
8 Do not let other control you – Others will try to control you, do not let them. Stay away from them if you have to.
9 Take time for yourself – make it a point to take time for yourself and do something that is pleasing to you.
10 Act not react – Do not just react to what you are experiencing, take a step back, process it and then decide how are you going to act, what action are you going to take.

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