Putting Yourself First So You Can Live Your Best Life! 

Lily Simpson

Do you have a sense of independence, despite the abundance of options that we have in this day and age? Is there no charge? Or is there something preventing you from progressing? It’s possible that you feel confined. Or as if your life isn’t what you truly, profoundly, and all-consumingly desire. If you recognize yourself in the above emotions, it is time to stop suffocating yourself and start living the life you deserve.¬†

You will not only discover independence while emancipating yourself, but you will also most likely achieve the monetary goals that you have set for yourself. Let’s look at how you can free yourself to live the life of your dreams while also achieving your financial goals.¬†

Because life is too short to waste time trying to fulfill other people’s hopes and ambitions, especially when you have so many of your own to pursue!¬†

To begin, you must get out of your way 

Many of us are our own worst enemies, ranking near the top of the list. If you truly want to be liberated, you must take a step back and get out of your way. This will be possible if you take a step back. Isn’t it true that it’s easier to say than it is to do? The methods listed below can be used to accomplish this:¬†

Overcome your fears and move on 

Nobody is completely fearless. Certain people, on the other hand, can feel dread but push through it to achieve their goals. Exposure is one method for breaking free from the bonds of fear that are holding you back in life. 

Consider that you are afraid of public speaking, even though you are aware that mastering this skill will benefit you at work and provide you with greater job satisfaction. 

The only way to overcome that fear and achieve the professional goals you’ve set for yourself is to practice, practice, and practice some more. It will be difficult at first, but pushing through the anxiety will ultimately set you free once you get to the other side. Many people experience negative emotions, including dread, when it comes to money.¬†

You may be 

You may avoid opening your bills because you don’t have a plan for paying off your debt and thus don’t want to know how much money you owe. You won’t be able to devise a financial strategy until you face your fear of opening those bills and getting started.¬†

Debt is a significant burden, but if you devise a plan to pay it off, you’ll be well on your way to financial independence.¬†

Set aside limiting beliefs 

Limiting beliefs are negative beliefs you have about yourself. These beliefs prevent you from living your best life and accomplishing your goals. Have you ever thought or said to yourself, “I’m too old to go back to school,” “I’m not good at managing money,” or “I’m not focused enough to do that”?¬†

These are classic examples of limiting ideas, and while you may believe they are true, they are not. It’s possible that you don’t consider yourself to be very good at budgeting your money.¬†

However, this is most likely because you were never shown how to complete the task. You are not “bad” with money; you simply need to educate yourself and reframe your mindset to make better financial decisions.¬†

Begin speaking more positively to yourself by telling yourself things like “I am learning to manage my finances” and “I am on my way to becoming debt-free.” Instead of telling yourself that you’re bad with money, start saying things like this.¬†

You can set yourself free by being true to yourself and following your principles 

Do you understand the ideals that guide your life? Realizing these fundamental beliefs is a necessary step toward personal freedom. To begin, make a list of your top five most important fundamental values. Toto guides you in the right direction, you base all of your decisions on these guiding principles. 

A life of freedom, for example, could include consistently expanding your knowledge and skills if personal development is one of your most important guiding principles. 

This fundamental belief would be violated if you were forced to stay in a position with few opportunities for advancement, and you would struggle to have a sense of personal liberty as a result. This concept of fundamental principles is also linked to the integrity of your finances. 

Understanding who you are and what you believe in your heart, and making decisions based on that knowledge rather than what others think or want for you, is the key to living a free life. 

Removing yourself from the confines of your hectic schedule 

Do you find yourself saying “so busy!” more often than other possible responses when others ask how you are? If that’s the case, it appears that you should ease up on yourself and stop being so busy.¬†

You should allow yourself to live a more sedate existence in which you have more space and time to simply be. This type of freedom, which includes the gift of time as well as freedom from busyness, is extremely valuable. 

To begin, you don’t have to constantly mention how busy you are. Instead, inform people about your activities and projects. Are you currently involved in a new school project that requires a significant amount of your time? Instead of keeping that information to yourself, share it with others, and you’ll begin to break free from the “busy” label. Simultaneously, you will have the opportunity to discuss important aspects of your life with those who are important to you.¬†

You can break free from the constraints of being busy in a very practical way by spending your money on leisure. If, for example, your household responsibilities are keeping you so busy that you have no time for yourself, you might want to consider hiring someone to handle some of these responsibilities so that you have more free time. 

Releasing yourself from other people’s expectations¬†

When you stop caring about other people’s opinions, when you stop trying to gain their approval, and when you stop trying to live up to the standards they have set for you, you will be liberated in a variety of ways. Are you unable to break the cycle of doing things for others rather than yourself to meet your expectations? Thankfully, there are ways to break free from this and let go of other people’s expectations of you, such as the following:¬†

  • Living your life according to your fundamental principles rather than those of another.¬†
  • Authentically expressing your thoughts and desires.¬†
  • Accepting the fact that other people’s expectations are merely their opinions. If you fail to meet their expectations, it is not your fault; rather, it is theirs.¬†
  • The only way to truly liberate yourself is to learn to care less about what others think of you.¬†

You will liberate yourself by achieving your goals 

What exactly does freedom mean to you? Spending a Tuesday afternoon at the beach with a drink in hand is some people’s idea of heaven. Others, on the other hand, believe that structure provides them with freedom. Structure in your life, such as deciding what you want and working for it, may help you become more self-sufficient.¬†

Consider what you want to achieve in your life

Spend some time writing it down, including all of your most ambitious objectives. It should then be broken down into more actionable goals. 

Do you have any financial objectives? Objectives for professional development? Whatever they are, if you know what you want out of life and act accordingly, you will be well on your way to achieving the freedom you seek. 

You don’t want to be left with unfulfilled hopes and ambitions simply because you didn’t take the time to plan ahead of time. Rather than allowing life to take you wherever it may, it is preferable to set intentional goals and build a structure around them. You will have more freedom as a result of this.¬†

The first step toward liberation is to clear out the clutter 

Your possessions may be weighing you down and preventing you from living a free life. Clutter can cause a significant amount of stress and negatively impact your finances. If you are constantly overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your life, it may be time to begin a project to declutter your home. 

After you’ve gained some control over your possessions, you might want to consider going a step further and adopting a minimalist lifestyle.¬†

One of the numerous benefits of adopting a minimalist lifestyle is the significant amount of money you may save by discontinuing the practice of purchasing goods you do not require. You’ll feel relieved as soon as you take even the smallest step toward organizing your belongings, and you’ll feel even more independent when you limit your spending to necessities.¬†

Letting go of the constraints of comparison 

The last thing that can keep you from living a free and authentic life is comparison. Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you have to. When you finally stop trying to keep up with the Joneses, life becomes more interesting.¬†

It all comes down to you, your fundamental beliefs, your life ambitions, and the goals you have set for yourself. Not the same as anyone else’s. What is it that you crave the most?¬†

When you stop comparing yourself to others and start thinking more carefully about your own life and the things you want, you will experience a level of freedom that very few people ever have in their lives. 

Gain financial independence, live your ideal life, and achieve your financial goals 

At times, the realization that your life does not now reflect your ideal version of it can come with as little as a few moments of introspection. Fortunately, there are numerous methods for performing a U-turn! If you’re feeling stuck or unhappy in your life, these suggestions should help you get past those feelings and set yourself free. Continue reading if you are feeling trapped or dissatisfied with your current situation.