Sometimes in life it feels like you don’t have a choice about what direction your life is going in,

even when you are trying your best and working really hard at fulfilling what is expected of you.

It can feel as though you are a passenger on a train going to “who knows where”.

If you are prone to depressing thoughts like I am, you can find yourself feeling like this quicker than you’re comfortable with.

It is important to take measures that will assure you succeed, at least on a personal level, in wherever life takes you.

Even if you can’t control the “big picture” you’ll be surprised at how much better it feels to have a secondary agenda besides whatever is causing you stress or worry. Things such as taking care of your basic needs or extending the amount of self care you do, maybe even doing volunteer work if you have the extra time.

You can’t always control  how things turn out but you can control how much effort you put into what you do.

That is why making little changes in your habits or thinking is a good way to improve your enjoyment of life.

Sometimes better planning can remedy the “I’m failing blues”.

If you want your life to turn out the way you want then you need a plan.

After all, architects don’t just guess and go- they take measurements and make plans.

Make sure that you set realistic expectations of yourself, don’t bite off more than you can chew. The more flexible you are, the more opportunities you will have.

There is usually something minor you can do that will over time become a valuable habit and give you some of the satisfaction you desire.

So don’t be left in the fog about what makes your life worth living.

Remember what makes you truly happy (hopefully money isn’t the only thing) and build upon it.

The best things in life are investments that you may have already established without even knowing how much impact they have, such as brushing your teeth and showering, eating well and resting enough, being kind to those around you… the list goes on and on.