Have more control over your life
FOR most of us life is full of challenges, victories and minor or major disasters.
Generally these events have a significant impact on whether we are happy or unhappy at any particular time.
Of course a really serious disaster can cause us major grief and have a long term impact on our state of mind.
It's very easy to feel powerless as we are buffeted by the ups and downs of life.
Have you ever thought that life doesn't have to be like this?
It's true that we have little control over the external forces that impact on our lives in either positive or negative ways.
However we are not nearly as powerless as you might think!
It's not really the good or bad news that makes us happy or sad - it's how we react to that news. This is an internal response to an external event and guess what - we can have a lot of control over what our internal response is.
It's really important to appreciate this concept as that's the first step to achieving a lot more control over your life.
If we become aware of how our mind is responding to an event and what emotions are being created and we understand that we can have a reasonable degree of control over our mind, we can start to control our responses to various events.
This idea is summed up in the often used quote "If we can control our thoughts, we can control our lives".
If you think that this idea is worth considering, our book "How to stay Healthy, Active and Sharp in Retirement" can give you a lot more useful information.
It's available on our web site at mylifechange.com.au