Taking responsibility for rewiring your life sounds like a daunting task but it’s actually the most empowering thing you could ever do. It’s YOUR life not somebody else’s so you must take control and own it!
When you are unhappy, it is usually because you’re affected by someone not behaving the way you expected to, or by a situation not turning out the way you might have expected it to. Unfortunately, life does not always go to plan, it happens. However, how you handle that situation is determined by you.
By taking responsibility for your happiness, you can begin to rewire your life. How? By consciously changing how you think about something – it will change the way you feel about it. Or by choosing to take action that will completely change the situation. For instance, if you are not happy in your job, only you can take the necessary steps to change that. Whether it be speaking to your manager, getting more training or changing your job.
It all begins with one person and that person is YOU!
Society tends to dictate what is to be expected of you and as we get older we sometimes feel stuck in our daily lives. The thought of making radical change seems almost impossible, especially with all lives responsibilities hanging over you. Whether it be paying off your mortgage, raising your children, paying bills, working 9 to 5, studying, preparing for that presentation, getting the groceries for the week, cooking for the family and so on. You may ask yourself – ‘When on Earth could I find time to rewire my life?’ It`s totally understandable! There is hope for you, too, as various studies have proven that you can rewire your life at any point and any age.
Start by accepting responsibility for your life.
You are controlling your current state of life with your current state of mind. You decide what to think, what to say, what to do. Everything you do is your choice – even allowing someone else to make decisions for you is still your choice. In order to change any area of your life or rewire any known path, you first need to take responsibility for it. Stop blaming others!
Rewire by noticing your thoughts
Rewiring is actually related to ‘neuroplasticity’ – when you think and observe your environment, your brain is changing through the different neurons inside. You are essentially creating a network of different neurons in your brains, which act as learning or memory. Your thoughts then rewire your brain, which then impact your emotions. Therefore, you must be aware of how your thoughts shape your perceptions of the world around. Rewiring your brain leads to rewiring your life!
Change your attitude to life
Rewiring your life is about changing your attitude to life, how you think, what you say and what you do. It is about taking charge, being positive and truly going for it. It takes a lot of energy but the energy you retain and get back is treble what you put in. Every step of rewiring that you take will have a domino effect on every aspect of your life.
Concentrate on what you desire in life.
Focus on what you want and not on what you don’t. This is about positive thinking – for instance if you are low on cash and have bills to pay, then remain positive and focus on receiving money. See your results and opportunities instead of your problems and worries. This is also understood as ‘the law of attraction’: you attract people, situations and things into your life by focusing your energy on what you want.
Declutter your life!
Determine and keep the things in your life that are essential for your happiness. What are these? Well, the things that bring you the most joy on a daily basis. Then start to eliminate or let go everything else. This process is fantastic as it can be applied to your daily life, work related tasks, relationships etc. Decluttering your life is a simple step that can truly change your life forever!
‘We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.’ – John Dryden
Your happiness is in your hands. What are you waiting for? Rewiring your life is easy!