One way to ensure you are doing your best to live a happy and fulfilling life is to consciously not give away your power.
Are you giving away your power?
- You ask for the opinions of others before making a major life decision (i.e. career change, buying a new car, etc.).
- You seek out horoscopes and/or psychics for what will happen next in your life.
- A cloudy morning or unfavorable remark from a friend/coworker ruins your day.
If any or all of these ring true for you, you may be giving away your ability to be happy, make your own decisions and future possibilities away to others. In other words, you give your destiny away. How can you find happiness and contentment if you are letting other people’s preferences become yours?
How can you stop this?
The first step in changing a habit is noticing it, and you have. The second step is stopping yourself from turning to others and instead tuning in.
What will make you happy? What do you want to happen next? How you can you keep your spirit up no matter what obstacles you face throughout the day?
If you are not sure about what you want, it may be time to take some time away from your regular routine to reconnect with yourself. This can be as simple as taking a few yoga classes or as adventurous as scheduling a solo weekend trip to the destination of your choice. Time alone can allow you to reflect on the changes necessary to improve your life.
Life is short. There really is no time to waste. It’s time to prioritize your health and happiness and you should decide what exactly that means, no one else.