What does it mean to be in control of your life? You are healthy in body and mind and feel good about your life circumstances, generally. If you feel like you are not in control of your life, how do you grab control of the reigns again, and steer your own chariot?
Feeling like you are in control of your life, leads to an overall sense of happiness. The opposite is also true, feeling at the mercy of circumstances and things outside of your control, erodes your mental health and ability to stay positive, and eventually, this self-fulfilling prophecy becomes your general state of being. Therefore, if you feel “control” slipping away it’s time to get help. Either from others, or through your own efforts.
There are a few components that will help you gain a sense of control and autonomy over your circumstances. Having a locus of control over your circumstances, or feeling of control over your life is the essence of psychological autonomy.
Things which make you feel like you have control:
It may mean starting with simple physical habits and progressing to more complex psychological and mental (or Mind) habits.
☑ Change your habits
☑ Change your outlook
☑ Cultivate a change in your brainwaves
☑ Practice meditation and visualization
A nice and tidy checklist that sounds so easy to implement, right? If you need to start, here’s the first brick in the wall that you have to build.
Change your habits
Let’s tackle this one. Three words, how hard can it be?
It takes seven days to create a new habit and weeks more or a month before the habit is entrained enough that it becomes part of your lifestyle. Harder with giving up substances and bardstuffs, but easier if it’s a new lifestyle or physical habit like starting an exercise routine. But easily acquired routines can be the first to fall away if your lifestyle and routine cannot support or sustain it.
Change your outlook
Your outlook on life is both formed by, and forms, your attitude. These are deeply psychological matters and makes up such a fundamental part of our being. Feeling like you have no control of your life is the same as Not Having Control of your life. It’s important to our happiness to feel that we do have some control, so there is a lot at stake if you feel your life is a will o’ the wisp experience subject to cosmic tides and stock market fluctuations.
If you have no control your happiness and wellbeing are at the mercy of your surroundings and others. You have your own best interests at heart so step in and create the life you want.
Negative thinking can make your brainwaves change. Thinking about something can cause the release of neurotransmitters which will affect you physically and physiologically, impacting your endocrine system and physical body.
Cultivate a change in your brainwaves
So in order to be in control, it’s not just the physical you need to regulate. It’s the psychological too, which has some effect on your mood, hormones and brainwaves.
Time spent in your own head is paramount to creating the mental environment for you to prune negative thoughts and encourage life-affirming thinking.
Synctuition’s binaural 3D sound programs are designed to modulate your brainwaves so you can access synchronous and relaxed mental states.
Practice meditation and visualization
Entering deeply relaxed states through meditation is a stepping stone to climbing the ladder of success by visualizing it. Visualization makes goals palpable, and you are more likely to spot opportunities for these goals to be achieved if you practice this often. A daily visualization accompanied by 3D binaural sound can catalyze and condition you to take control.