By Janice Stevens Most of us can relate to the desire to be “in control” of our lives. However, the reality may be that we often feel “out of control” due to the many unwanted circumstances and dynamics that may be at work in our lives. It seems that these circumstances and dynamics undermine the true happiness that we crave for ourselves.
There are ways, however, in which we can create a buffer between ourselves and the unwanted realities of our lives: ways in which we can regain more control over our lives. It is necessary that we take action in regaining this control; we must become proactive and take initiative in serving our own best interests. These methods are not elaborate or extensive, nor are they expensive. The key to making these methods work for us is in being determined to act in our own best interest.
Examples of how to act in your own best interest include:
Pay attention to nutritious diet, adequate sleep, medical needs (including required medications), and practice physical exercise.
Focus on healthy work habits, responsible spending, and experiencing fellowship with others.
Connect with others with whom you feel safe and comfortable sharing and talking; seek support from those whom you trust.
Seek professional care if you’re struggling with depression or anxiety.
Take time for prayer, personal devotionals, worshipping in community with others, deepening your spiritual life.
As you can see, the above examples are habits of a healthy lifestyle. In practicing these kinds of behaviors, you will benefit from many positive side effects. You will be developing the mindset for a healthy and happy lifestyle. As you begin to move in a more positive cycle, you very likely will discover that you are much more in control of your life, and that you have created a buffer between yourself and some of the unwanted aspects of your life.
We at Cornerstone Professional Center wish you the very best in achieving a happy and healthy lifestyle, and are ready to assist as needed in helping you reach your goals.
Via: Richard Blankenship