Are you so overloaded with managing the daily affairs of life that you feel you are not in charge?
Do you easily experience mental stress?
Does it seem like you are all caught up in life’s elevations, twists, and turns?
If this is your situation, here’s an important fact you need to know:
You don’t have to feel trapped within your own life, you can take control of your life and determine your experiences.
The sad reality is that quite a lot of people seem to go through life without a sense of direction and definite purpose. They seem to be so lost in the hustle and bustle of life that they tend to forget what the real essence of life is. These folks are simply not in charge.
These people start to feel trapped because they are rushing through life with nothing to guide them, essentially running into a wall at every turn. Every time they must make a decision, they do not possess the power to do so confidently.
You must realize that true power comes from your purpose, and your purpose comes from within you.
So, how do we find that purpose to maintain self-empowerment?
We are all different people with different life goals and missions to achieve. There is no set-in-stone answer to this question because “purpose” means something different to anyone you ask.
You must ask yourself what you define as a purpose, and pursue YOUR definition. We cannot base our entire lives on someone else’s mission. We must carve our own path and see it all the way through to fully experience our purpose.
We all have a gift to spread throughout the world, you just have to realize your gift. This is much easier said than done. But, one of the best ways to realize your gift is to experiment in life and try new things.
Who knows what you could enjoy if you don’t get out and try it? People tend to short themselves on new experiences because they compare their lives to others and try to be like that person instead of finding what works for them.
Because of this, we often judge ourselves too harshly due to expectations, refusing to even look past our mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, the difference is what you do afterward.
We have a choice to succumb to the regret we feel, or move onward and learn how to navigate better next time.
The only way we can learn from our past is to accept ourselves as we are today and embrace what we can become tomorrow.
The beauty of life is to be able to live it on your own terms.
The more you accept yourself, the easier it is to live your life the way you want!
This feeling alone secretes a heavy dose of happiness hormones – serotonin – which sets you up for more success ahead.
Both the feeling of satisfaction and fulfilment and the feeling of being overwhelmed and inadequate are domiciled in the mind. It all starts with the state of your mind.
If you want to take charge of your life and be able to create the kind of success you’ve envisioned without feeling “exhausted”, then you’ll have to take charge of your MIND.
The mind is the most important aspect of humans. It is also the most powerful tool we have. With a peaceful mind, comes a peaceful life.
Life is about wellness; it’s about healthy mental alertness that positions you for higher levels of success beyond your wildest dreams.
Hence, being in charge of your life would require that you are in charge of your mind.
What does being in charge of the mind entail?
The answer could vary for individuals depending on their specific situations and experiences. For the majority of people, taking charge of the mind would entail:
- Deliberate action in choosing the kind of associations/people you allow into your life. We all are products of influence; no matter how unique we claim to be.
- Choosing to fill your vocabulary and thoughts with positive flows ONLY will help develop a positive mental attitude. This is because words carry energy that conditions our minds and ultimately defines our reality.
- Not allowing negative and limiting beliefs to get the best of you. Simply put, remove what drains you and focus on what empowers you and lifts you up. Remember, you are not your thoughts – instead, you create your thoughts.
Building a strong and healthy mind is the ultimate path to increasingly becoming a deciding factor in what happens to you and how you respond to the different events of life coming your way.
Let’s quickly peek into how you can take charge of your mind and build a healthy mind – which is then resourceful for taking charge of your life.
The key here is meditation.
The ancient practice of meditation is a great way to actually be in charge of your mind, including thoughts, reflections, and queries that run through it whether you are conscious of it or not.
Meditation is a simple practice meant to train the mind, build awareness, maintain attention, and help your focus.
It is the bridge through which we cross from our actual personality to our ideal personality.
It is the pathway to true personality discovery.
Meditation grants its believers the ability to see through the eyes of the mind what they cannot see even with their physical eyes open. It can be called the “sixth sense” in a way.
However, it is not an end in itself, it’s actually a means to an end because it is a journey to self-discovery and personality development.
If you wish to build a strong and healthy mind which then becomes crucial to taking charge of your life, begin by practicing the art of meditation today.
Start developing your own meditation practice by trying the free online self-development program, so you can start taking charge of your mind and your life! You may also want to join these online courses.
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