5 Powerful Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

Life can get insanely busy when by the end of the day you can feel exhausted and burned out. It’s impossible to completely avoid becoming burned out you obviously have to go to work and take care of your family but what you need to figure out is how to manage both while still feeling like you have time for yourself. Five powerful ways you can feel more in control of your life and keep your sanity includes taking more vacations, make time for yourself daily, partake in yoga or some other type of meditation, create a good daily schedule and prioritize your duties.

Take more Vacations

People tend to think vacations are just for the summertime but if you feel like you working hard and deserve more time to yourself add more than just your annual beach vacation to the mix.

Switch it up and go somewhere new and beautiful such as Panama Canal cruise sailings or take a tour of Italy or France.

When you find a great vacation spot that you most want to visit make yourself and the things you want to see a priority since the rest of the year you can’t.

Taking more vacations not only boosts your mood and reduces depression but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment and justifies all of the hard work you do for the rest of the year. It’s great to have the adventure to look forward to.

Always Make Time For Yourself

It’s hard, especially if you are a working parent, to find a way to make time for yourself on a daily basis.

It’s very important that you allow yourself some time to unwind and to be left alone at the end of the day in order to keep yourself fresh and able to conquer your next challenge.

Whether it be just a little time in the morning that you set aside for your morning coffee alone or in the evening when the kids have gone to bed and you read a book by yourself or watch something on T.V. No matter what it is you do, just make sure you do it for you and do it alone in peace every day.

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ― Jack Kornfield

Start doing Yoga

Yoga is a great way to meditate while also toning your muscles and relieving daily stress.

It is also a way to ensure you are getting some time for yourself since the yoga class will take away the possibility of any distractions you may get at home and force your mind to relax and concentrate on your body and the present moment.

If you can’t find time in your schedule for a yoga class, give home yoga practice with Adriene a shot!

Even if yoga is really not your thing, any type of exercise or recreational activity can give you the same results such as archery, swimming or even fishing!

Schedule, Prioritize, Schedule

Another super ninja way to take control back in your life is to create and stick to a schedule.

Schedules can be both good and bad, but if followed accordingly on a loose basis, schedules could be life-saving.

When you are trying to juggle a million things at one time on a daily basis coming up with a well organized and solid schedule will make you feel more in control and less stressed out trying to figure out what day it is and when you have to pick up the kids!

Also, consider coming up with your own version of the not-to-do list just like Tim Ferriss did.

If you don’t have time, the truth is, you don’t have priorities – Tim Ferriss

Prioritize Your Daily Activities

When you’ve got a busy schedule and there is only so much time in the day, prioritizing your daily duties can help you feel more in control and confident knowing you are doing what needs to be done and what is most important to you.

Go through your list of daily activities and don’t be afraid to cross things off that aren’t that important to you, you can clean and de-clutter that closet another time.

So if you want to maintain control in your life and you are starting to feel overwhelmed make sure you are creating schedules, prioritizing your duties and always making time for yourself in this busy busy life!

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