Owning Your Life: Your Choices and Decisions
Owning Your life isn’t about what’s happening around you. Your life can be crazy, challenging and complicated. It can be awe-inspirited, first-rate and out of this world. You may call your life a joke or a mess or an uphill battle. But whether you describe your day-to-day or existing life as a rat race or smooth sailing the one thing your life should always be is, YOUR OWN. Do you feel as if you’re always striving and never arriving? Is there some ideal person you think you need to become before your life can get going? If you’re still thinking of your answer, then you need to grab hold of what’s yours, such as, your life. But, life’s dynamic and so are you, and both can change in an instant. So, let’s take the first step to ownership.
Owning Your Life: 7 Things to Stop Now
- Stop saying, “I’m sorry” all the time. We all make mistakes and when we’ve truly done or said something wrong or hurtful we need to take responsibility for our actions. However, your feelings, needs or preferences are realities, not faux pas. There’s no reason for you to:
Owning your life means you don’t need to explain everything you do. Own your preferences and decisions.
- Stop criticizing your body. Just stop it.
- Stop holding on to guilt and disappointment.
Whether it’s forgetting to call your grandmother or blowing off a friend, the smallest mistakes can weigh you down with an enormous amount of guilt. But if guilt is “just a feeling,” maybe it’s easier than we think to change our mindset and release those negative thoughts. This guide will give you suggestions on ways to let go of the guilt you feel and start living your wonderful and happy life.You can get so caught up in negative thoughts that we don’t even realize the true cause of our guilt. Take a moment for meditation — sitting in silence or writing in a journal — to discover the real source of what’s making you feel bad. Getting it out will release negative energy that keeps you from moving forward. Read more huffingtonpost.com
- Stop wanting your life to look like a Pinterest board. I know I totally get.It, this one is a hard pill to swallow. I wish I could pin myself to some of the boards on Pinterest The organized home office, the perfect wardrobe, the cakes, interior design, (did I mention the cakes?). And don’t even get me started on the incredible DIY projects the But, we’re not Martha Stewart. And for most of us, our DIY skills are no better than they were when were entering kindergarten
Stop wanting to be in in relationship because everyone you know is in a relationship. If your uncomfortable being alone, the worst thing you can do is jump into a relationship. Nothing good comes from tying yourself to a person who isn’t right for you simply because you feel the need to be part of a couple.
- Stop hanging on to toxic friends. Toxic friends suck up your time and energy. They create needless problems, conflict and most of all stress. A big part of owning your life is not wasting it on friends who could start an argument in an empty house.[social_quote duplicate=”yes” align=”default”]People inspire you, or they drain you- pick them wisely” Hans F. Hansen[/social_quote]
Toxic people are everywhere, and most of us know at least one or two. We may live with them, work with them, lead them, or know them socially. And if you’ve ever spent time with truly toxic people, you already know how destructive and exhausting they can be.
- Stop feeling like an imposter when you do a bang up job. Do you ever belief that you “fooling ” people , “faking it” or got the big job because you were”lucky”? Many people, especially women, feel they’ll be exposed by peers or co-workers as frauds or fakes. Start taking your accomplishments and owning your life. You got the job or did a great job because you’re good at what you do!
In the age of and female breadwinners and the polysemy of the work stiletto, we are all thinking a lot about professional women. And professional women are thinking a lot about themselves: In Pacific Standard, Ann Friedman looks at impostor syndrome, the phenomenon by which high-achieving careerists feel unqualified for their jobs, regardless of the positive feedback they earn.