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Midlife Matters – 5 Quotes to Take back control of your life

January 20, 2017
Quotes to Take back control

In an earlier post I wrote about 6 Ways to take back control of your life.  We can all become busy and feel that life is just one big rollercoaster ride, but we also have the power to control our life or to accept what is out of our control.

I’d love to share with you 5 quotes which will help you Take Back Control of Your Life today!


Quotes to Take back control

Sometimes things happen to us which are out of our control, however we do have a choice.  Our upbringing and environment play a huge part in affecting our lives BUT we don’t have to accept that.  We have the power to choose who we want to be.

Quotes to Take back control

I think this might be my favourite quote.  So often, we look to others to make us happy or to change our lives.  It really comes down to YOU.  So stop waiting for that person to come and make your life better – you already know them – IT IS YOU.

Quotes to Take back control

How many of us actually enjoy the job we have?  We sometimes blame our problems on the job or lifestyle we have chosen but aren’t brave enough to make the tough decisions. We should be living our life doing what we want to do – our love – our passion. Until we can achieve that, happiness will escape us.

Quotes to Take back control

Life is full of habits but it is up to us to control what those habits are.  Making the choice to healthy habits into our life, such as regular exercise and healthier eating will give us the zest for living.  Incorporating a daily morning and evening ritual to bring calm and reduce stress levels will help us take control of our daily lives.

Quotes to Take back control

Life has a way of bringing problems to us all and sometimes our situation is out of our control.  However, the way we deal with problems when they arise is in our control.  Unnecessary stress and worry can rob us of peace and happiness but you can control how the problems affect you mentally.

Are you ready to take back control of your life? 

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  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill January 20, 2017 at 18:20

    I love these Sue – and they remind me of the quote backgrounds I used for my Enough Quotes a couple of weeks ago. I love quotes and being in a place of feeling that life isn’t out of control is so important – I’ve pinned some of them too x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2017 at 11:37

      thanks Leanne. Sometimes a good quote just says it all doesn’t it. I like your quotes this week about disappointment. Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply candy January 20, 2017 at 23:20

    We all have ups and downs in our lives. At this stage I can honestly say life is wonderful. Thanks for linking up with Blogging Grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 21, 2017 at 11:36

      That is great! Most people only say when life is not so good so it is lovely and positive to hear from someone who feels their life is wonderful – inspiring!

  • Reply Grammy Dee January 21, 2017 at 14:20

    These are all good ones and so true. Can’t pick a fav but I really like number 2 and 5. Thank you for partying with us at Blogging Grandmothers Link Party. I shared your post on my social media sites.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:49

      Thanks Dee!

      • Reply Grammy Dee February 23, 2017 at 22:43

        Thanks again Sue from Grammy Dee, #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty, social media shared.

        • Reply Sue Loncaric February 24, 2017 at 14:56

          Pleasure linking up!

  • Reply Clearissa Coward January 22, 2017 at 08:35

    These are great quotes. I love them all. Thank you for sharing with #blogginggrandmothers. I have shared on my social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:49

      Thanks for hosting Clearissa!

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson January 22, 2017 at 13:40

    LOVE these Sue and thanks for always motivating and inspiring me!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:51

      Always a pleasure Joanne and thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful week. xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee January 23, 2017 at 07:51

    Good quotes….

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:54

      Thanks Lydia!

  • Reply Vanessa January 23, 2017 at 08:14

    Sometimes we can hear these things a million times, but only one way it clicks. I like that people keep sharing that we are in control of things – because you never know which post will be the one where it clicks with someone.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:55

      I know Vanessa sometimes it is also easy to tune out if you have heard it before. However, as you say you never know when it will click with someone. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply inthegoodbooksblog January 23, 2017 at 08:32

    I love quotes and positive affirmations. They can really change my entire mood for the day. The ones you’ve shared are great!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:56

      They do make a difference to our day don’t they? I’m so pleased you enjoyed the ones I included in this post. have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl January 23, 2017 at 09:37

    Thanks Sue!

    Quote #2 will be my thought for this week and beyond. Our happiness and fulfilment does begin with ourselves, doesn’t it?

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 13:58

      My pleasure! Have a beautiful week SSG!!! xx

  • Reply Jacq January 23, 2017 at 15:13

    I love these quotes. It’s true that change starts from within. xx


    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 16:12

      It certainly does Jacq. Many of us blame others but really we should be in control of our lives and the changes we want to make. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

  • Reply Deborah January 23, 2017 at 15:37

    Oh wow, I LOVE all of these and all of them are so relevant!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 23, 2017 at 16:11

      Oh thanks Deb! I enjoy quotes as they really give me a good and positive start to the day. Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Jo Tracey January 23, 2017 at 17:00

    So true- we can’t control the actions of those around us, but we can control our response…in theory… I forget that part way too often!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:49

      Yes our response isn’t always easy to control is it Jo but we keep trying! Have a lovely day xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs January 23, 2017 at 17:44

    I so love it when a quote calls to me and some of these did. I am doing a powerful amount of learning right now (and have been since 2015 really) as my transition from life as I knew it to life as it is was/is accompanied by enormous levels of stress. However, I am a teacher by nature and therefore a natural learner too! Some of the people I read who are helping me on my journey I have written about on the blog but your words are reminding me that I could do an update or three of the resources I have found good! Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 4/52 and for your consistent support and connecting regularly! Denyse

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:50

      Hi Denyse I have so enjoyed meeting you through your blog and your blog posts. Its great to link up with you. I do hope that 2017 will be less stressful for you and look forward to our weekly link ups xx

  • Reply shelley January 24, 2017 at 07:17

    I love quotes! Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 11:25

      Yes I love a good quote to get my day going, Shelley. I’m pleased you liked these ones. Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Mrs Shoes February 23, 2017 at 03:15

    Beautiful sentiments; I suppose even the most confidant, brilliant of people need reminders too. 🙂

    I came to visit from Wednesday AIM link party; hope you’ll stop by the 4Shoes sometime too.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 23, 2017 at 07:47

      Welcome and thank you for stopping by to comment. I will certainly stop by and visit. Have a lovely day xx

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