Life is chaos – an endless serenade of mayhem and confusion. Keeping sense of it all amidst this tornado of commotion is a task in itself. Sometimes, even the slightest disturbances can get to our nerves and make us lose our calm and patience. This can make us do unwise things and affect our relationships.
When I finally comprehended the massive effects that not having control over my emotions can have on my life, I immediately tried to combat my weaknesses. I knew I could not afford to refrain from optimism and hamper my creativity. I try meditation, yoga, self-improvement thoughts etc. There are many ways to take control. Below are a few:
- Do what you love
There is only one way to do great things – to do things with passion. And the only way to do things with passion is to do what you love. Making everyday chores more enjoyable is a part of this process. You could try coupling mundane chores with exciting, pleasurable activities so that they become more bearable. Dreading laundry day? Wash your clothes with some smooth jazz playing in the background. Didn’t find time to exercise today? Jog your way to work. Little things can matter a lot.
- Be grateful
Often in life, we concentrate on the bad things and ignore the good altogether. This can be very toxic. We need to appreciate the finer things in life. We should learn to be grateful. If we rid ourselves of the cycle of complaining and dwelling in the past and concentrating on the negatives, we miss out on the important things in life.
- New experiences are not a bad idea
Once in a while, try new things. Life begins at the end of our comfort zone, and new experiences help us expand our comfort zone continuously. Take that guitar class, sign up as a volunteer, enroll yourself as a substitute teacher, join a trekking party, meet new people – the world is your oyster!
- Health is wealth.
You may be the most jovial, ready, fun person around, but it’s all for nothing if you don’t maintain physical fitness. Keep a note of what you eat and drink. Make sure you drink a lot of water, consume fruits and vegetables, and exercise enough – health is the most important ingredient to a successful life. Along with physical health, take care of your mental health too because, like they say, it’s all in the mind.
- Keep distance from negative people
We can learn something from everybody – but that doesn’t mean every person needs to be accommodated in your life. Some of them may be a hindrance to your personal and professional progress, the sources for the negativity, the “no you can’t” lobby. They are best absent – pay no heed to baseless criticism, ignore such people and move on.
- Don’t be an idealist
Life is not perfect, and you have to deal with it. Relationships have their ups and downs, and some people might just wish you ill for no reason. Sometimes things don’t go the way you expect them to, and failures will be your companion. Accepting these truths is part of being a grown-up. And when you accept that things can’t be perfect and that your way may not always work out, you save yourself from disappointment and deal with your problems with maturity.
- Take a break every now and then.
Don’t be a busy bee – activity is good, but it is not an indication of achievement. Take some time off and spend it on doing what you like. Think about how far you’ve come and how much you can achieve. This can be your “me-time”. Engulf yourself with self-improvement thoughts and ponder over your success and the lessons you’ve learned from your failures. This is not being lazy; it’s being smart. People who know themselves are the ones most likely to succeed in life.
Follow these methods and take a better control over your life. Let those negative thoughts go away and embrace a positive and healthy way of living.
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