*TAKE CONTROL... Life. It comes up on us suddenly. It flies by. It spirals out of our control.
Sometimes we can get so caught up in the things that plague our minds that when we look out, we feel completely out of control. Life feels like it is speeding past and we can’t jump on board.
But nothing is ever really out of your control when it comes to self-care and looking after yourself.
Sometimes we just need a little reminder and a little push to do whatever it is we need to do to take control.
We can easily get caught up in society’s expectations and feel like we have no choices. We have choices. You have choices. Take back control of your own life and your own destiny.
I quit my job. I’m not loaded. I don’t have a family who I can turn to for financial support. Am I worried about money? Yeah. Am I worried that my business idea might not work? Yeah. Am I happier and more in control than I was in the job? Yeah!
I was miserable. I was being forced to not live my values. I was spiralling. I felt I wasn’t able to live my purpose. It was sinking me into depression. So I jumped.
Now of course this is a rather drastic example and there are many other smaller things that affect our mental health and well-being that we can take control of. Our space, physically and online, control it. Our experiences. Our relationships. Our calendars. Control it.
Do what is best for you. Say no. Declutter. Do things. Say goodbye to friends. Make new ones. Take control of your life. Take control of your self-care. Take it back and live how you should.
This is your time. Enjoy it. Embrace the good and the bad that will inevitably happen, but don’t just accept injustices, inequality or “that’s just the way it is”. Live on YOUR terms.
It’s freedom like no other. And I will never give it up again.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you feel like you live your way or do you feel like you aren’t in control? Comment below or tag @happyis.co in posts and stories and use the hashtag #selfcareseries
Take it back.
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