22 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel More in Control

22 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel More in Control

Last year, researchers proved that people who feel in control of their lives tend to live longer.

Of course, getting all your ducks in a row is no easy feat. How can you stay in control when life gets chaotic? These twenty-two suggestions will help you immediately feel more centered and grounded.

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How to Live Up to Your Own Expectations

How to Live Up to Your Own Expectations

When I was in grad school, I wondered whether I would be able to make something out of myself.

I worried that having a degree in the Humanities would make it impossible to find a job I loved. And I ended up sabotaging a few career opportunities because I was so darn sure I was destined to fail.

As the months went by, my expectations gradually dipped lower. Start a website? Nah…how about I write another article for a content mill instead. I hopped around from job to job and while my freelance business was growing, I neglected to challenge myself in a meaningful way.

My goals were shrinking, and so was my happiness. I quit grad school to find a career I genuinely loved, yet I felt like I wasn’t making any real progress.

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How to Commit to a Career (and Stay Committed)

How to Commit to a Career (and Stay Committed)

Do you suck at making decisions?

Maybe you’re the type of person who can never choose which groceries to buy, or what to watch on TV.

When you hate commitment, everyday decisions can feel overwhelming.

And when it comes to the big things, like choosing a career?

You tend to procrastinate. For months, or even years.

To make matters worse, you’re surrounded by people who had no problem finding a job they love.

It sounds impossible. But with a little time and effort, you can do it too.

Here are four tips to get you started.

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