The 10 Things in Life That You Control

Written by Jim M. Allen

We humans spend much of our time trying to control every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, too often we waste time trying to control things that are simply beyond our control.

Having an understanding of what things you do control can make it easier for you to gain control of your life and everything in it.

1. What you do.

Your actions are yours alone. You choose to make them or not make them and you are responsible forrepparttar effects of those actions.

2. What you say.

Likewise,repparttar 131328 words you speak (or write) are also consciously chosen. Like actions, they have an impact on your life andrepparttar 131329 lives of those you contact.

3. What you think.

Yes, there are some subconscious thoughts that you can't control. Butrepparttar 131330 things that you really think about, your beliefs, your ideals, etc. are concepts you have chosen to accept and believe in.

4. Your work.

Many people like to overlook this one, it being much easier to say "Oh, I'm trapped in my job because I don't have a degree, experience, etc."

Hogwash! That's simple a way of denying one's responsibility in having chosenrepparttar 131331 job inrepparttar 131332 first place. It's your job and you chose it. If you stay (or go), that's a choice as well.

5. The people you associate with.

How to Get Some Peace & Quiet

Written by Jim M. Allen

In this hectic, modern world of ours there is often a great need for us to slow down, calm ourselves, and find some peace and quiet. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Plan daily "quiet time"

The best way to quiet down is to plan 30-minutes (or more) of daily quiet time. Time you can spend quietly, with yourself and your thoughts.

2. Create a noise-free zone

Designate one room of your house as a noise-free zone where family members can go relax.

3. Turn offrepparttar television/radio

Do you leave your t.v. or radio on as "background noise?" If so, try turning them off.

4. Turn off your telephone, especially at night

Nothing is more disturbing thanrepparttar 131326 shrill ring of a telephone when you are trying to relax. Turn off your phone's ringer. Letrepparttar 131327 answering machine or voicemail system get a message.

5. Turn off your cel phone

In fact, leave it at home. After a while you may find that you don't even need it.

6. Turn off your beeper

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