It can be easy to get sucked into our busy lifestyles. We always have something to do or read or listen to that we start developing bad habits. We forget how to have fun and, more importantly, how to be fierce.
The good news is you can regain control of your fierceness. Just follow the five tips and techniques we’ve listed below and soon, you’ll be enjoying life once again.
Let’s dive in.
1| Take Control Of Your Happiness
Happiness is an inside job. You’re the master of your ship, aka your life. There isn’t a person or thing that controls your level of happiness.
Yes, there will be people who make you cry or make you so angry you want to punch a hole in the wall. Things will happen that will drive you bonkers and make you feel deflated.
Regardless of all those things, you decide what your reaction will be. Choosing to rise above the madness and anger and hurt comes from a place of strength and confidence. When you can do that, you’ll be fierce in all your endeavors.
2| Learn To Face Your Fears
Being fierce isn’t only about how you deal with external factors. It’s also about learning how to tame your negative self-talk that keeps you worried and anxious. Before you can do that, you have to know what your fears are.
So, get some paper and a pen. Start writing down your biggest fears. Don’t think too much about it; just write down the first thing that comes to mind.
Your mind sometimes plays tricks on you. It can spin a simple thought into a whirlwind of scary ideas.
So, whatever your fears are, writing them down makes it easier to face them. Once they’re out of your head, they lose their power and become easier to manage.
Think of life as a road and you’re in a car rolling along. Rather than being the driver and leaving your fears in the backseat, you’re letting your fears steer the car. In the meanwhile, you’re sitting in the passenger seat freaking out and having a miserable time. What kind of life is that!
Being fierce means you have to first stop the car. Then, remove your fears from the driver’s seat and put them in the backseat where they belong.
Once you stop letting your fears steer you, you’ll be able to enjoy life more. Not only that, but you’ll find yourself capable of highlighting your skills and talents with much more ease and poise.
3| Take More Risks
Taking risks can be a terrifying concept, especially when you’re used to staying safe inside your comfort zone. Yet, sometimes that zone you think is keeping you safe is stifling your creativity and holding you back from achieving great things.
Too much monotony can lead to stress and anxiety. Why confine yourself to a self-made prison? Instead, you can go out into the world, try new things, and live an awesome life.
Start by taking small actionable steps. Try to do one thing outside your comfort zone each week. Write down what you did and how you felt.
After a few weeks, take a look at your journal. You’ll be impressed to see how far you’ve come and how much you’ve accomplished.
Here are a few ideas to get you inspired:
- Change the route you take to work each day.
- Visit that restaurant you’ve been hearing great things about.
- Go to the movies by yourself.
- Take a class and learn a new skill.
4| Stop Doubting Yourself
You can do anything you put your mind to. That’s not a silly slogan; it’s a fact! If you’re willing to put in the time and work for it, then you’ll make something of yourself.
The problem is many people have drawn up a certain vision of what they want their future to be. When that vision doesn’t come true, they convince themselves they’ve hit rock bottom.
But life isn’t a one-stop-shop. It’s ongoing and full of surprises; some of them good, others not so much. You have to learn to have the confidence and resilience you need to withstand the ups and downs.
Know that when you fall or hit a wall, there’s always another way. Always.
Many times, that other way ends up being way better than what you had originally planned for yourself. This is why you should never think of failure as the end of everything good in life. Failure is just life’s way of telling you, “You’re not meant to be on this path. Take the next detour.”
Let’s be honest; there will be times when it won’t be easy. You’ll need to rely on your self-esteem to get you through. Have faith in your abilities, never doubt yourself, and always know your self-worth.
5| Set Your Priorities In Order
Let’s face it, sometimes technology can make life more hectic. We’re always connected. With a click of a button or a swipe of the screen, you’re bombarded with information. There’s up-to-the-minute news feeds, social media posts, ads, commercials, videos—you name it!
This makes it challenging to know what to tackle first. Do you start with your emails or text a friend? Do you start working on the project that’s due in a week or go get a cup of coffee instead?
The secret to effective planning and prioritizing is knowing which tasks will bring you closer to your lifelong goals. If you’ve been sitting in a meeting for an hour, maybe taking a 15-minute walk outside is better than going back to your desk.
Finding balance can help you become fierce in all aspects of your life. As a result, you’ll be able to find time in your week to get your work done and exercise, even if it’s just once or twice a week.
Prioritizing weekly get-togethers with family or friends will become easier. Maybe you can also find time for yourself where you get to unwind and do something that makes you happy.