​How to Create a Better You and Regain Control of Your Life 

Do you ever feel that your life is spiraling out of control? Do you feel like you are not being the best version of yoursetf? You are not alone. Many people have these feelings from time to time, but there are very easy steps you can take right now to combat those feelings. You can regain control of your life and improve it in five easy steps 

1. Have a reason to wake up each day.

You need a reason to get out of the bed each morning. Buy or make a day planner and plan your days, weeks and months. Write down everything you need to do each day even if those tasks are as mundane as making your bed or washing the dishes. Make a plan and try to stick to it. 

2. Get and keep control of your finances. 

You’ve probably heard that money cannot make you happy. That is an absolute lie. Money alone will not make you happy, but money combined with other things such as good relationships and a career you love can make you extremely happy. Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table will make you very unhappy. Write down everything you owe, make a budget, and make a plan to get out of debt. Once you are out of debt, try to avoid acquiring new debts. 

3. Take care of your health.
Nothing can make you feel like you have lost all control of your life like poor health can. Make an appointment with you doctor for a full checkup, incudlng blood work. Make sure you do this every year so you and your doctor can catch problems early. Visit your dentist and eye doctor as well. Eat right, exercise and keep your body at a healthy weight. 

4. Take care of your relationships.

People were not designed to go through life all alone. You need family and friends. These relationships need work to stay strong. Make the time to visit with the important people in your life. Ask them what is going on in their lives. Listen to them and help when you can, and hopefully, they will do the same for you. 

5. Give yourself plenty of time alone.

While taking care of your relationship is important, it is equally important to take care of the relationship you have with yourself. This means you need to take time alone. Use that time to make future plans, to read a good book, learn something new or to do nothing at all. Try to give yourself at least one hour a day alone.

It’s easy to get lost in life. Often, the choices other people make will have a profound effect on your life, which takes away your control. While you cannot control other people, you can take away their ability to control you by simply having a strong sense of self and a constant feeling of happiness, both of which can be obtained by following these five simple steps. 

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