Last weekend, I was fed-up of feeling a bit ‘meh’. So I said to myself that I was going to have a good week. Generally, I’m a happy and upbeat person but sometimes I do feel down, especially if I’m anxious or stressed about something.
But as I said, I was fed-up of feeling down so I decided to make the most of the week ahead. I set myself small, achievable goals and directed any negative thoughts to positive ones. Instead of stressing about what I couldn’t control, I focused on things I could control.
For example, I can’t control the weather or traffic. I can’t control what others say, what others do or how others think. Worrying about all the above is a complete waste of time and energy. Don’t get me wrong, there will be times when I still worry about them.
It’s YOUR life
However, my main priority is to focus on the parts of my life that I can control. And the more I focus, the more I realise how much I can actually control. Like how I interpret situations, how I act on my feelings, how much sleep I get, how many new things I try, how much exercise I get.
If my schedule is busy, I try and have an early night, eat properly, stay hydrated, prepare as much as possible and be kind to myself. If I’m feeling demotivated, I do things which will make me feel inspired again. Like finding a new hobby, joining a new fitness class or reading influential books.
Once I start taking control and paying attention to my choices, decisions and emotions, I feel so much better in myself. I know it sounds obvious! But taking responsibility for your own life is so empowering.
So if you’re feeling ‘meh’ yourself, start taking control. I guarantee it’s one of the best things you’ll do.