Live your life the way you want to.
In a world we live in, it is easier than done, but at the end of the day, it can still be done, if we so choose. We know you are afraid to takes risks and unsure of the unknown. We all are. The difference, however, is that some people go for it anyway and embrace how life unfolds.
If you want to live life on your own terms (it’s about time, by the way), you may start by doing the following:
Read as many books as you can
There are good reasons why we are encouraged to read books even at a young age and one of them is constant learning. Over time, you would read plenty of books and your knowledge will also increase. When you have even just a basic knowledge about a lot of things, you can also do a lot of things. So go ahead and read, listen to audio books and expand your horizon.
Have a journal
Make it a point to write something (or anything) on it every day. It can be about what you are grateful for, what your thoughts are, what you have learned, your dreams and experiences. Take only a few minutes but no longer than five. This way, you would have clarity on what you want to happen, you will be more grateful for the blessings you receive each day, no matter how little and of course, improve your writing skills. There are so many benefits of doing this, and we think one of the bests is that you would begin to align the way you live with the things you want to happen.
Love is something that is powerful beyond our understanding. If you want to live life on your own terms, you should choose love and marry the person your heart desires. Perhaps it is not always practical but who needs practical when you can do anything with the love of your life at your side? Your life will not be perfect, nor your marriage would be but you are doing it on your terms, and nothing compares to that. You will learn more along the way, and together, you will succeed and overcome any hurdle.
Do what scares you the most
Go ahead and do it every day. It doesn’t matter if it is something seemingly trivial or something huge. The scarier it is, the better, because then you would discover what you are capable of and more. Talk to the person you have been wanting to get acquainted with, publish a book, write about something outrageous, post that embarrassing video. Try it, and you will be liberated like you have never felt before.
Don’t forget to be kind to others and yourself. One should never be too busy to lend a hand to those in need. In fact, you can do this everyday in simple acts of kindness such as offering your seat to another, helping an old lady cross the street, stand up for someone. When you make a mistake, don’t be too hard on yourself. You deserve your kindness, too, and in doing so, you allow yourself to get back up, try again and take another shot.
Remember, only you can decide the terms you want when it comes to living your life. Listen to your heart and your mind will guide you. Just the same, where you are is a good a place to start as any.