As a child, you spend your days carefree. The only thing on your mind is the moment and what you want to do in that moment. Would you rather watch this television show or that one? Would you rather play with this toy or the one over there? Often, it’s all of the above because children have a way of jumping from one thing to another and turning the once clean house into an active place of pandemonium.
As you grow into teenhood, you start wishing for independence. You start to rebel a bit more and you separate yourself from your parents. You individualize. You wish that people would start treating you like an adult. With this comes some hard lessons, and before you know it you’re wishing you were living life back in a timeframe where you had no responsibilities but to please yourself in any given moment.
The way that you’re living life right now is an active representation of your lifestyle. If you breed chaos, you’re going to live in chaos. If you made bad choices, that’s going to eventually be made apparent by the atmosphere in which you’re forced to live. If you’re in a place where you need help for substance abuse, or you have some behavioral patterns or lifestyle habits that are making things more difficult than they need to be, here are 3 key steps you can take to start creating a better life for yourself:
Take Control Over Yourself
As an adult, the only person who can control your actions is you. If you want to live a better life, it starts with you. If you have bad habits, you spend too much money on things that don’t profit you in the long run, you do things you’re not proud of, or you spend too much time watching television and not enough time taking action in your life, recognize that and make a point to change. You have to want the change in the first place and since you’re here, reading this, you’re probably on the right track.
Life is a difficult road to be on. There are good times and hard times and if you’re going at it alone, that’s not easy. What you can do to make things easier is seek out help and mentorship. Find people who will be able to give you advice about the things you’re facing in life. Find a support group or a church that will encourage you to keep yourself on the straight and narrow.
Find the Good in Everything
There are days of sunshine and there are days where the sky is filled with clouds. You have to learn how to find the silver lining. Life is good and beautiful. You’re alive, you’re breathing…even if you’re facing the hardest of circumstances, it will be your attitude that keeps you alive or kills you.