Taking control of your own life and not giving into everyone else's expectations can seem scary and daunting. Here are ten practical reasons why you should start living life on your own terms from this moment forward.
1. You go against the grain; you’re different, special, and unique.
You are the only you there is. There is no one else on this planet with the same body, mind, and soul. You are the culmination of your eccentricities, your quirks, your dreams, and ambitions. Don’t let anyone put you in a box.
2. Your inner voice is your guiding light.
If you ignore that voice, you’ll miss out on the most important revelation of all – discovering your true self. And trust us, sometimes; all the rebellion is really worth it.
3. No one knows what is best for you, except you.
Advice is something everyone has, and they’re usually ready and willing to give it out. What worked for someone else, may not always work for you, and that’s okay. Everyone has their own journey, their own path and the right to make their own decisions.
4. Your story can be an inspiration to those around you.
You have a story, and it deserves to be told. It hasn’t been easy to get where you are today, and that life advice could be of benefit to someone else. Share your stories, start a blog or even keep a journal. Allow your words to impact the world around you.
5. Live without regret.
You only live once. Don’t put off your dreams and aspirations; it will only end with the worst feeling in the world, regret. Take that trip, submit that art, apply for that job. Follow your intuition, find your freedom.
6. Living someone else’s dreams and plans for you will never make you happy.
We all know someone who’s parents had their entire life mapped out by the time they were born. Even into adulthood, there they were, steering the sails. There’s nothing wrong with having hopes and dreams for your loved ones, but everyone must follow their own path and find what makes their heart sing
7. When you decide to live life on your own terms, you find happiness within.
You take full responsibility for how you feel and feel dependent on someone else for your own happiness. Steering your own ship is the most liberating feeling ever.
8. When you take control of your life, you become accepting of the world around you.
You learn a deeper respect for the life choices of others because you know what it takes to stand up for your own.
9. You owe it to yourself.
You cannot keep your soul caged up forever. Let go of all your fears, and you will be amazed at how far you soar.
10. Live life on your own terms because there are zero reasons not to.
Stop worrying what other people think. It’s a waste of precious time and energy. I know this can often be easier said than done, but really, how does their opinion affect your life and your journey? You are in charge of how you feel, and what you allow to bring you down- don’t let someone else have that power.