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Living Your Life on Autopilot? 7 Powerful Steps to Live an Amazing Life

Stop living on autopilot. Take responsibility for your life, find your drive, and take viable actions to stay honest and accountable for a bolder and happier you.


“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

~ Stephen Covey

Does life just happen to you? Do you feel like someone else is driving you, not you? Do you constantly feel a pinch of dissatisfaction with the way your life is going? If yes, then you are living your life on autopilot. Living on autopilot disengages us from both our present and our future, make a bold and courageous shift in your life before it makes you more miserable.

Being on autopilot has its benefits for mundane daily activities, such as choosing a dress to wear or grocery shopping, but it is not the driving option you should rely on with your personal goals in life. Turn off the autopilot, get back in the driver’s seat and take the right actions and decisions to stay bold, honest, and accountable for your life.

Major Signs You Are Living Life on Autopilot

Determine whether you are living your life on autopilot. Introspect your current status of life in view of some prominent signs underlying you are living on autopilot.

1. Your routine is predictable. Your schedule is full of repetitive and redundant activities. You find it tough to do improvisation or last-minute changes.

2. You are pleasing others. You prioritize other people’s expectations and happiness over your interests. You compromise with your choices for others.

3. You are always on. You hardly find a moment or two to pause and reflect on your personal goals in life and assess your actions.

4. You find it tough to manage your time. You find time is controlling you instead of you controlling your time.

5. You believe you are missing out. You know you can have more joy, but you can’t help wandering around.

7 Powerful Steps to Take Control of Your Life

When you find you are living life on autopilot, it’s a frustrating cycle to break. That’s not the right way to live. If you’re tired of putting your life on autopilot, here are seven small yet effective changes you can make to attain a happier, content life that’s full of purpose and mindfulness.

1. Harness the Power of Dreams

Your thoughts, emotions and intentions are constantly and heavily contributing towards creating the reality that you call ‘life’. Get an idea of the things you want to manifest in your life, identify your dreams, get your energy aligned and focus your attention on the outcome you want. You will become your higher self and feel more bliss and gratitude with elevated energy and joy.

2. Start with Small Changes

Don’t be tempted to transform your whole life through huge changes. It’s much more effective to start small. You can take control of your life, and add more happiness and success, by harnessing the power of daily habits. Incorporate some impactful habits in your daily life to improve your life.

3. Manage Your Time Smartly

Keep track of how you spend your days. When you take a smart approach to your time management, you accomplish more tasks with optimal efforts and in a quick time. This approach also gives you time to discover new perspectives, giving you a deeper understanding of personal goals in life. Enhance your time management skills with efficient tips.

4. Declutter Your Life

Put your phone down and organise the clutter around you that may be distracting you from achieving personal goals in life. You will be amazed at the amount of control and time this simple switch gives you for living a purposeful life. Regain control of your life by decluttering your surroundings; you will be happier and more confident than ever before.

5. Shift Your Focus

Whenever you get that feeling that nothing significant is happening in your life. Take some moments to change your focus and get out of the feeling of being stuck with your life before it impacts your life significantly. Set goals, plan, and act with a fresh perspective so that you make some progress toward a better life.

6. React Thoughtfully

When you are living on autopilot, you often react to things without thinking about the consequences. But your decisions or reactions may not be ideal for the corresponding situation. If you want to turn off your autopilot mode, pause for a moment, and be sure to speak in a calm, honest, and non-judgmental way, you will be much more effective and impressive while being able to forge long-lasting interpersonal relationships.

7. Create Work-Life Balance

If you cannot differentiate whether you live to work or work to live, you need to create a fine work-life balance and connect with as many people as you can. You are less likely to get your life into autopilot mode when you are spending quality time with others, be it your colleague, partner, or children.

It’s more comfortable to let life happen to you than to take control and make it happen. If you are living your life on autopilot, you are just existing, not living. Make a bold and courageous shift in your life, take the above-mentioned steps to stop living on autopilot, and attain a meaningful life.

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