When you let your life get out of control you end up with a lot of wasted time, unwanted things & feelings, and negative energy. Are you currently working at a place you hate but you're too comfortable to leave? Do you let laziness decide whether or not you'll cook dinner or clean up? Are you in a frustrating relationship? Yeah, me too. Let's begin using our time wisely and plant seeds in projects that we'd like to see grow. Our lives should be filled with prosperity and joy; nothing less.
I'm actually in the middle of a transition period myself so we're pretty much on the same page. I kept putting off cleaning my apartment and I get super lazy when it comes to cooking but I love to cook. Is that weird? I got too comfortable at my newish job. My relationship has been dwindling for some time yet I'm still trying to hold on. And I'm stuck in a city that I loathe (been stuck for 6 years).
The universe was probably sick of waiting for me to do things on my own so it decided to do some stuff for me. For instance, the home I lived in caught fire so I had to move, abruptly, and now I'm in an apartment/community that I love. At work, I was moved from department to department and kept getting comfortable, which wasn't what I wanted. Times got rough and I needed to make more money so I started applying for different positions. My coworkers told me that it takes about 10 tries till you actually get hired. So on my third try I ended up getting the job and a $7 raise! I still have a few other areas to work on but I'm happy I got the extra push to change. That's why I'm pushing you.
You can have whatever you want. So, if you're willing to commit yourself I've come up with some ways we can gain control of our lives together.
Do yoga and meditate.
I know, I know it sounds typical (or extreme) but clearing your mind helps you make better decisions, it relieves stress, and also lets you relax and be more peaceful. Meditation isn't only for Buddhists! Yoga has a lot of the same benefits. It creates strength and awareness in the mind and body. There are super easy positions you can do. You don't have to do handstands, I promise. Try this couch yoga and beginners' guide to meditating.
When I make big goals I get lazy, procrastinate, and waste time. I'm not the only one, right? Anyway, when I complete my mini goals I'm happy and fulfilled which are wonderful feelings to put into the universe. Think 'Law of Attraction'. Plus, I reward myself with a massage, trip to the nail salon, etc. Accomplishing any type of goal brings you closer to your ideal life.
Know what you will and won't do.
What's your breaking point? Or maybe set some limits before letting something take you there. You can't blame anyone else for your unhappiness, not even depression itself; including seasonal depression. It's ok to admit when you've made a mistake or let things go too far. Own it and move on. Having limits will help you avoid those situations because you'll know exactly when it's time to leave.
How can you think with all of this junk lying around?!? I ask myself this often. My mother always tells me getting rid of the undesirables helps bring in the desirables. Let go of things you don't need, want, or use. Listen to Erykah Badu's 'Bag Lady' for some cleaning motivation.
Stop justifying things you're really not ok with.
Why do you feel like you need to be in a relationship no matter what? A wise woman told me you should never need to be with someone to validate your happiness or existence. Being alone doesn't make you lonely, your mindset does. Alone gives you a chance to find out who you are and what you need out of life and a mate. Now if you're in a fulfilling relationship, skip this step. Oh and congratulations on your love. If you're trying to justify whether you're in a fulfilling relationship or not, don't skip this step.
I know I'm ready for a change. How about you?
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