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How To Take Center Stage Of Your Life

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Feb 29, 2016
How To Take Center Stage Of Your Life

Have you ever felt as if the pieces of your puzzle never quite fit? Usually, when this occurs we are encountering self-defeating thoughts that can unfortunately, trigger a variety of emotional responses. Unknowingly, your thought process during difficult times can have a tremendous impact, affecting the outcome of the situation either in a negative or positive way.

Feelings of self-doubt tend to leave us in a stagnant mind frame, causing us to dwell on our mishaps instead of our triumphs. This is a common theme among many millennials including myself who at times struggle with self-inflicted views. Unfortunately, we are unaware that the outsourced negative energy can drastically alter our behavior, internal psyche, and emotional well-being. The true question at hand is how do we combat our self-limited way of thinking. If you are not aware of the answer, don’t worry because we gotcha’ covered! Life is already complicated as is, so here are a few tips to help avoid becoming a victim of your own self-defeat.

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  • Surround yourself with winners in all facets of life because your go-to support system can have a positive emotional effect. The people included in your social circle play an instrumental role in helping you make healthier choices.
  • Do Not (I repeat) Do NOT, dull your shine! Focus on the many positive aspects of your life and all of the great achievements you have accomplished. Always keeping in mind, this is a race not a marathon and the only person you are in competition with is Y-O-U. Starting today, let’s stop with the constant comparisons to someone else’s journey and begin walking in your truth, by fully realizing how undeniably amazing you are!
  • Lastly, it’s important to always think twice before making a decision that can ultimately change the course of a situation. Impulse thinking leads to reactionary behavior. Which more often than not can lead to a winding road of regret and continuously add a myriad of stressors to your daily life.

Empowering yourself through a few of these stress-busting tools can help you live a healthier, happier and purposeful driven life. Meditation and self-affirmations can also play an essential role in helping you maneuver through daily ups and down. By being your own cheerleader, wholeheartedly and unapologetically, you’re reclaiming your personal position of being the star of your own show. Becoming the best version of yourself, filled with all of the amazingness, awesomeness and pure epicness that you possess and overcoming the challenges of self-defeat is the best gift any of us can give to ourselves.