LRS 031: How to Take Control of Your Life

How to Take Control of Your Life - The Let's Reach Success Podcast

Welcome to the 31st episode of the Let’s Reach Success Podcast. Today the topic will be how to better manage and take control of your life. Definitely something we’re all after.

Life management doesn’t need to be boring. In fact, it can feel like one big game.

How you manage your life is how you manage your time, money, weight, relationships, work-life balance, and more.

It’s all connected. Learning what works best for you in one area can immediately be implemented into many other things you’re trying to achieve or improve about yourself.

And just like you get better by practicing and making mistakes in anything, you can master life management. Check out today’s episode of the show to see how to take control of your life.

Show Notes:

  • Why taking control of your habits is crucial to managing every other area of your life [1:00]
  • The 5 steps to changing any behavior [2:42]
  • Why failure is actually a good thing [5:42]
  • Life’s way of making us learn and grow and how to be open to new lessons [6:38]
  • What does it mean to hack productivity [9:24]
  • Why we’re all students of life [10:06]
  • What makes me admire strategists [11:44]
  • 5 steps to being strategic so that you can improve in many ways and take control of your life once and for all [13:33]

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Action Steps on How to Take Control of Your Life:

  1. Do your research on habit forming and breaking to understand the importance and power of habits.
  2. Analyze what you do daily for a few days.
  3. Do something about the unproductive activities, make changes in the way you do things and their order on your list, make adjustments over time when you see what works.
  4. Plan out your day the night before.
  5. Keep in mind temptations and distractions and do something to remove them.
  6. Have a fixed time for everything.
  7. Learn from every failure.
  8. Study the lives of successful people and learn from their mistakes.
  9. When something bad happens in life, try to find the lesson and meaning in it and focus on the positives in your life.
  10. Develop the right productivity habits.
  11. Break the lazy ones that make you procrastinate.
  12. Be a student of life and rely on self-education.
  13. Try different tactics to see what works for you, and do more of it.
  14. When you stop seeing progress, make a change and try something you haven’t tried before.
  15. Keep track of any area of your life you want to improve.
  16. Fix your sleep.
  17. Slowly change your eating habits and start working out to control your health, and thus your life.

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How Supplements Can Improve Your Overall Health

How Supplements Can Improve Your Overall Health

Dietary requirements, allergies, intolerances, illnesses and other factors can prevent us from getting optimum nutrients and vitamins from food alone. That’s why millions of people all over the world take supplements each day, whether they are recommended by a doctor to treat a deficiency, or just to ensure people get enough of what their diet lacks.

In this article, we’ll give a list of popular recommended supplements to top up your diet and ensure you’re getting the correct dosage of some important nutrients.

Most supplements can be taken harmlessly with no side effects, but you should always thoroughly check labels and get proper medical advice if you’re unsure. For instance, St John’s Wort is widely considered an herbal remedy for depression but can actually decrease the effectivity of contraceptive pills.

For insight into your personal needs, consult with a doctor or nutritionist. Especially if you have a condition that restricts your diet, or you simply want to check that a particular supplement won’t affect any medication you take.

Popular Supplements

Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria usually taken in tablet or powder form as supplements for a healthy digestion and immune system. It helps ‘good’ gut bacteria flourish, which in turn helps your immune system to kill bad bacteria that could make you sick.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics basically enable the full effect of probiotics to take hold – think of it like a fertilizer enabling garden plants to properly grow. Find the best prebiotic supplement by visiting chemists, health stores or online.

Multivitamins

Multivitamins are a great solution for busy people. Simply pop one tablet that contains a cocktail of essential vitamins and nutrients! Most multivitamins contain things necessary for everybody, like vitamins A, E, C, K; folic acid; calcium; phosphorous; magnesium; iron; iodine; and plenty more.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is necessary to get through food sources or supplements each day because it can’t be stored in the human body. It’s an antioxidant which increases the volume of iron we can absorb from foods – therefore those with iron deficiency or anaemia should get lots of vitamin C too. It is easily found in fresh vegetables, citrus fruits or supplements, which you can buy cheaply in supermarkets.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is necessary for the body to absorb calcium and phosphate for healthy bones. Supplements help to ensure you get enough daily vitamin D, but you can get it in your diet by eating lots of fatty fish, red meat and eggs. (Vegetarians and vegans therefore should invest in supplements.)

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 facilitates the proper functioning of the nervous system and is involved in the creation of blood cells. It’s vital that everyone gets enough B12.

Though it is usually found in meat and animal products like chicken, milk and eggs – this is another essential supplement for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Iron

Iron is especially vital for women and pregnant women. It is involved in the transportation of oxygen around the body in the blood, which is needed to create energy.

If you experience fatigue, you could be lacking iron or suffering from anaemia. Iron supplements are helpful to top up your blood iron, but you could also eat a diet full of spinach, broccoli, nuts, seeds, brown rice, dried fruit and red meat.

Zinc

Zinc is said to regulate immune function, have effects on memory and learning ability, and help wounds heal quickly. It’s possible to get too much zinc, so it is mostly included in multivitamins rather than a supplement on its own.

Calcium

Calcium is important for healthy bones. Since it is most prevalent in dairy products, vegans or just those who don’t eat much dairy should consider taking a supplement, or a multivitamin containing calcium.

Cod liver oil

Cod liver oil contains plenty of omega-3, vitamin A and vitamin D. It can help with skin diseases, like eczema and rashes, and can help reduce inflammation of the joints and arthritis.

Eating a diet full of fresh foods is essential for good overall health. Though if your diet restricts you from getting some of these necessary vitamins, supplements are a helpful and convenient way to replace them. Ask a doctor’s advice for help with balancing your diet, or you’re experiencing any symptoms associated with lack of vitamins.