Simple Steps to Gain Control of Your Life

Establishing and repeating simple habits can help you stay in the driver’s seat of your day.

During times of uncertainty, it’s natural to feel helpless. The constant demands of family and work as well as the incessant hum of technology make it easy to become overwhelmed. The good news is that, by following a few simple steps every day, you can regain a sense of personal control over your life.

Healthy Habits for Your Day

To begin your journey toward a more peaceful mindset, try to incorporate one or all of the steps below into your daily routine.

  1. Minimize screen time. According to a study in the Journal of the Association of Consumer Research, simply having a phone close to you while you are working can distract you and interfere with your ability to concentrate. When you are working or spending time with family, turn off electronics and set them aside.
  2. Tune out negativity. Spending time with pessimistic people and listening to negative news can make you feel lousy. Instead, try to surround yourself with friends, books and other programming that inspire you to be the best, most capable version of yourself.
  3. Take a walk. Small doses of physical activity can enhance your stamina and motivation, giving you the energy you need to accomplish your goals.

 

Sources:

apa.org, journals.uchicago.edunih.gov, psychologicalscience.org