How to Take Control of Your Life and Discover Inner Peace

In today's world, technology and media drive a lot of how people spend their lives. Most people spend so much time out of their daily lives plugged into their smartphones and computers that they don't take the time to actually live for themselves.

Thankfully, it's more than possible to have control over your reality and how your life plays out as long as you wish to and actually work on finding inner peace. Here are 10 ways that you can make your life your own again. 

1. Follow What Your Heart Says

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One of the most important lessons that you can follow is to listen to what your heart says about the choices you make in life. Don't let others make decisions for you to the point where you do things that you really don't have any interest in.

The only way to live the life that you want is to start being authentic with every decision you make. 

2. Realize That Your Life Responds To Your Mind

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Your life is generally dictated by your mind and responds accordingly. The energy that you put out into the world comes from your mind. As such, the negative thoughts that you have will manifest themselves in the real world. The best way to lead a good life is to always try to produce positive thoughts, no matter the situation.

3. Don't Avoid Saying No

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A lot of people don't like saying no to others. However, it's important to follow what you believe is right. This will oftentimes mean saying no to some friends or activities that just don't interest you anymore and aren't conducive to the life you want to live.

4. Take Command of Your Health

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To discover inner peace, you need to take command of your health. This means improving every aspect of your lifestyle that you know isn't healthy for you.

For instance, if you're currently taking drugs for recreational purposes, it's time to seek drug rehab, as they can cause numerous health issues. Fill your diet with grains, fruits, vegetables and lots of water. It's also important to get a good amount of sleep and exercise on a regular basis. 

5. Change Jobs If the Need Arises

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If you don't find happiness in your current job, a change might be necessary. While it's true that a lot of the world is run on money, this doesn't mean that you need to simply be another cog in the machine.

Though it takes a lot of commitment, many people have created their own jobs or have gone back to school to study something they truly enjoy. This is certainly a possibility for you if you really want it.

6. Spend Less Time Plugged In

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It's important that you take the time to truly appreciate all that life has to offer. The only way to accomplish this is by spending less time plugged in. Step away from your TV or smartphone and take a walk or visit a local art museum.

Take a lengthy vacation and don't bring electronics with you. You'll find that life is more fulfilling this way.

7. Don't Spend Too Much

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The quickest way to build up a ton of stress is by spending too much and finding that you're in debt with no conceivable way to get out. Only spend money on what you really need, not on what you want. Sell everything that you don't use much and focus on purchases that improve your livelihood. 

8. Spend More Time Doing Things That Make You Happy

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When you're thinking of trying something new, don't avoid doing so because you don't want to fail or because you are worried about how others think. These thoughts can keep you from really doing the things that make you happy.

Your happiness is what matters most, so stop wasting time and start taking charge of your happiness.

9. Live the Way You Want

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Many people live their lives following the simple and safe path of how they've always been taught to live. This doesn't allow you to truly be yourself, which is why it's essential that you follow your own path.

It may be lonely, but it's yours and you'll never know what's at the end of the path if you don't even start the journey. 

10. Increase Awareness of Yourself

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The best way to get in touch with your needs and desires is to become more aware of yourself. This can be done through meditation, which will assist you with building mental strength and living life the way you want to.

Being more aware and mindful of yourself will allow you to create your life instead of simply coasting along.

ByPaisley Hansen

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