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    How to Take Control of Your Life

    How to Take Control of Your Life

    Are you starting to realise that your life isn’t really yours and that you’re living by other people’s rules instead? This can impact your personal life negatively, it can hamper your career in numerous ways and you’ll also miss out on so many things. But how can you actually take back control of your life and ensure that you’re the one in the driving seat from now on? That’s what we’re going to help you with right now, so don’t hesitate to read on.

    Stop Relying on Other People

    First of all, you need to realise that you don’t have to rely on other people for your own happiness. That’s not to say those people are doing anything wrong, but if you are too reliant on them it can be unhealthy for you and maybe for them too. That’s something that you should give some thought to going forward because you can benefit from being more independent.

    Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

    If you want to feel more confident and take more control over your life, you need to first of all leave your comfort zone. You’re never going to stretch yourself and reach your full potential if you’re not able to leave your comfort zone once in a while. Stretching yourself is what it’s all about, so try new things whenever you get the opportunity today.

    Leave Social Media Addiction Behind You

    These days, most of us are consumed by social media in one way or another. Scrolling through your Facebook feed becomes a compulsion, and it’s easy to get addicted to that scrolling. It might be better to delete your most used social media apps for a while in order to see how you cope without them. You might just end up surprising yourself.

    Stop Turning a Blind Eye to Your Finances

    When you ignore your finances and everything that impacts them, you end up in a situation where debt starts to build up on you. This can be incredibly damaging, so if you want to control your life, you first need to control your finances. Things like capital one spark cards might help you to control things better, so talk to your bank about what you should do. Most importantly, don’t turn a blind eye to your finances.

    Cut Out Excess Caffeine and Alcohol

    Another thing that many people rely on too much is caffeine. For many people, it’s the thing that gets them through the day and keeping them going when times are tough. An even more dangerous thing to rely on is alcohol. So, you should try to cut back on both of these things if you want to take back control of your life.

    Your life is yours, and if you’re not going to take control of it, you’re going to miss out on many of life’s joys and discoveries. Don’t live in anyone else’s shadow and don’t allow other people to dictate the decisions you make each day. That’s not a way anyone should live their life.

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    Lizna Erkelens
    Lizna Erkelens

    I’m a South African Beauty, Lifestyle & Travel blogger and I’m currently finding myself in the Garden Route. A little town called Wilderness is home. I am a very proud dog mom, learning to love my curvy body and a 30 plus blogger.

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      • Avatar 19/04/2018 / 13:49

        Don’t worry, I have the same problem so often!

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      20/04/2018 / 15:04

      I love this post! So many valid points and things to consider. I have recently given up my social media addiction and I have just felt so much better.

      • Avatar 20/04/2018 / 16:27

        With social media I think even just turning off your phone and pc for 2 hours a day will already make a huge difference!

    2. Avatar 23/04/2018 / 16:54

      So many of these points are what I am trying to do at the moment. It’s not easy but I know it will benefit me in the long run.
      Great post darling

      • Avatar 23/04/2018 / 19:52

        I also try to. I’m going to visit my mom at the end of next month and I want to put in an extra effor when I’m there

    3. Avatar 25/04/2018 / 17:13

      It is an eye opening type of post. I am cheerfully inspired reading it. This would really help a lot of readers, specially those who may be in struggles.

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