When it comes to our lives, there are a lot of decisions that we have to take. Some are big, some small and all the other sizes in between. This means that there are not just one or two paths towards our futures, as movies and books are so often pointing out, but in reality, there are many, many paths that we can take on our journey in life.
All of these paths are based on the individual decisions that we take along the road and our conscious and unconscious decisions and choices. So, in the end, our ability to be independent and self-sustained is almost completely depends on us and our choices. So, what can we do to help ourselves in this journey?
Learning New Skills for Daily Life
It is extremely important that we start to learn the skills that are needed to be able to live and survive on our own in this world. These basic skills and maybe some advanced skills, will all come together to help you become independent and self-sustained. One such skill is our ability to make our meals. When living on our own, being able to cook food is a very important skill. This is not to say that you will starve and die on your own if you do not know how to cook, but you cannot live on street food and other unhealthy meals all the time.
This is why it is important to learn to cook, so that you can make and have your own healthy and nutritious food straight at home. You should also learn to fix things around the house. If for example your air compressor for filling up the pool breaks, see if you can buy air compressor parts and repair it yourself. All these skills will become extremely handy, especially if you are faced with a situation like what the world is facing in 2020 with the pandemic, which has forced everyone to be stuck at home.
Staying Positive and Having a Positive View
In the lonely and independent world, things can often seem bleak and difficult and you may want to give up and become dependent again. However, it is important to stay positive and try to always look on the bright side of things, as the world tries to put you down. It is also important to remember that being positive does not mean that you have to put a happy and upbeat spin on everything.
Part of being positive is trying to see that even though something bad is happening, you will not let it bring you down and you will fight to stay in the right frame of mind to keep on going. This will help you overcome the challenges that life puts in front of you or at least to try again with a different strategy if the first option fails.
With these two key attributes it is possible that you can turn yourself into someone who is positive and full of life, and more importantly someone who is independent and self-sustained in all walks of life, even in those walks of life that seem impossible and daunting at the start.