Take Charge of Your Life

Once you move into adulthood, no one is responsible for your life but you. You and you alone are in control, so take charge of your life.

Don’t be satisfied sitting back and letting things happen to you. Take back the steering wheel and start driving. You are in control unless you’ve decided to give that control away; if you have, then stop complaining.

If you are unhappy, however, there is a simple solution, take charge of yourself. This means taking control of your body, mind and faith. Why? Well, because you are the one in charge.

Simple does not mean it is always easy, but the answer itself is straightforward. If we are to be truly happy, we need to stop living someone else’s life and start living our own. Be true to your authentic self. If you want to take charge of your life, continue reading.

Take charge of your body

Nobody forces you to eat unhealthy food. You control what you put in your mouth. It doesn’t mean you can’t have something you enjoy; it means all things within reason. Don’t overindulge in unhealthy food and under indulge in the stuff that is good for you.

Hydration is also essential to your body. Make sure you are getting enough water. If you don’t like plain water, squeeze a lemon into it. Not only is it tasty, but it also helps flush your body of toxins. You can also add veggies like cucumber or berries to your water as well.

Keep your body moving. Exercise is a word that many people dislike, so let’s just focus on moving your body. Do something you enjoy. Take a walk, dance, ride a bike, just do something you enjoy that keeps you moving.

Take charge of your mind

What you allow into your thoughts is just as important as what you allow into your body. Don’t fill your mind with self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk.

When you allow negativity into your mind, your emotions can begin to spin out of control—sadness sets in, followed by depression. Self-doubt seeps in, followed by self-loathing.

You must fill your thoughts with positive things. Yes, we will get sad, but we can choose to focus on the love rather than the loss. We can turn our negative self-talk switch off and change the channel to positive self-talk.

Use words of encouragement and understanding, love and compassion. Direct them not just at others but towards yourself as well. You are a beautiful individual with much to offer this world.

Take charge of your faith

Don’t just show up and say you go to church, participate and live your faith. Be responsible for your relationship with God. Every relationship is a two-way path, so why should it be any different with God?

We should strengthen our relationship with God every day. Talk to him, share with him your thoughts, your successes and your failures, your fears and joy.

Don’t always complain or ask for things either. Thank him for the blessings in your life. Thank him for the gift of forgiveness and for providing you with the strength to get through the tough times.

The only person who is one hundred percent responsible for your life is you. Stop waiting. Take action now and take charge of your life.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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