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Taking back the power!

Taking back control of your life by making your own decisions and your own choices is essential to wellbeing.

It will help you to feel better about yourself and may even help you to relieve some of the issues that have been troubling to you.

There are several things you can do to begin this process. You can do these things in whatever way feels right to you. You may want use a journal to list or write your thoughts and ideas as a way to stay focused on what it is you want, to motivate yourself and to record your progress.

1. Think about what you really want your life to be like. Do you want to study something of special interest to you?enhance your talents in some way?travel?to do a certain kind of work?have a different home space or to own your home?move to the country or the city?become more physically active?lose or gain weight?

You can probably think of many more ideas. Write them all down.

2. List those things that have kept you from doing the things you wanted to do in the past.Perhaps it has been lack of money or time. Maybe someone in your life insists on making your decisions for you.

Then write down ways you could work on resolving each of the problems that keep you from doing the things you want to do and being the kind of person you want to be.

3. Educate yourself so that you have all the information you need to make good decisions and to take back control of your life. Study resource books. Check out the internet. Ask people whom you trust. Make your own decisions about what feels right to you and what doesn’t.

4. Plan your strategies for making your life the way you want it to be. Figure out the best way for you to get what it is that you want or to be the way you want to be. Then start working at it. Keep at it with courage and persistence until you have reached your goal and made a dream come true.

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