Credit: Terrah Holly

Choose Your Life (And Stop Using Social Media)

Do you find yourself working in a job you don’t like? Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning because you’re not excited by the rest of your day?

I know, you’re tired. How could you not be tired. Every day you do something you don’t want to do, go to an office you don’t want to be in, and talk about topics you don’t want to talk about. It’s a constant battle against your inner self, and that fight is beating you up.

You are probably feeling a lot of stress and your health may be suffering. That emotional stress might be manifesting itself in compulsive behaviors like eating or drinking. Maybe you hide behind your emotional pain by mindlessly scrolling through social media or binge watching the latest Netflix series.

Whatever your outlet is, if you want to continue feeling this way, you can stop reading now. Move along; nothing to see here. (Remember: If you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you’re getting.)

This article is for the people who want to be better than they are now, to find their true self, and to realize their full potential. So where do you start? Start by realizing that this is your life and you only have one chance to live it. There’s a passage from Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford that sums it up pretty nicely.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Take Responsibility For Your Life

Decide that you want to take responsibility for your life no matter what. That the joys and pains that come with it will be yours because you chose your own life and not because someone else chose it for you.

The number one regret of the dying is that they wished they had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of them. How often do we pursue dreams that aren’t ours or do things because of what others think? Unfortunately the answer is too often.

In order to change your life, you must take action. Let your first action be a choice. Choose to live your life.