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3 Ways to Take Your Power Back and Curate a Happier Life

Life has many ebbs and flows, and that is simply a fact. However sometimes we can get so caught up in the daily grind, and life’s mounting responsibilities that we lose track of what truly brings us joy. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Take some time to pull back on the reigns and examine the details of your circumstances. In some cases, something as simple as a new haircut can give you the jolt of life that you need to feel happy and engaged again, but in others it takes a more significant shift. Here are three ways that you can take your power back and create a life that is rooted in joy and self-love. 

Increase Your Financial Literacy

Some people take a genuine interest in money as a sort of hobby while others view it simply as something that is needed to live life. If you fall into the latter of the two, there is nothing wrong with that, however it may be a part of the reason you are not as satisfied as you could be. Financial troubles are one of the leading causes of stress and anxiety and taking some time to learn about money as it pertains to your specific situation, and how to organize your finances in a way that serves you best can be truly empowering. 

Debt specifically can really take hold of your mental health, with credit card debt and student loans being two of the leading causes of personal debt. Luckily there are ways to shift your finances around that can help you take control of your financial future and manage your money in a self-serving way. Student loan refinancing is quite common, and the process can be straightforward. You can refinance your existing student loan debt into a new loan, which in many cases means a new interest rate. Interest can be the cause of you repaying thousands of dollars more than your loan amount, especially over a long period of time so you owe it to yourself to investigate refinancing and lower your interest rate when possible. 

Find a Job You Love

Working and holding down a job is another fact of life that many people cannot ignore, but that does not mean you have to settle. If you are someone who views their job as simply a paycheck and you are finding yourself unfulfilled and disengaged it might to time to make a change and find a job you like and enjoy on a deeper level. The good news here is that you do not have to leave your current job to explore this option. 

Start with a list, write down everything you would want from a job including the scope of the role, the company culture, and what you want to get out of it on a personal level. From here you can start your search by browsing job openings online and company reviews on professional websites. Listen to real-life people talk about what they love about where they work and what they do and use their positivity to encourage you to put some feelers out and ride that wave yourself. 

Work From the Inside, Out

One of the best quotes to remember in this transitional time is that happiness is an inside job. There are things that you can do and change about your life that will contribute to your happiness however the real joy comes from inside. Make sure that you are working on yourself in ways that you have identified need tweaking. Give yourself the praise and validation you deserve while staying humble enough to be hungry for more. Do not be afraid to read books, seek therapy, or turn to religion to get yourself back to center and create happiness that lives inside you and is not dependent on any outside factors. 

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