Today, I discuss how to stabilize your life.
Table of Contents
- What Does It Mean To Stabilize Your Life?
- The Five Ways To Increase Stability In Your Life
- 1) Seek excitement in accomplishment, not in trivial things
- 2) Save money and don’t waste your time
- 3) Ignore weak individuals
- 4) Control your emotions
- 5) Build a community of virtuous people
- Stabilizing Your Life Benefits Yourself and Everyone
What Does It Mean To Stabilize Your Life?
A stable life is two things: firstly, it is consistent, virtuous, and sustainable. Secondly, it can withstand the arbitrary dysfunctions of society and life.
For example, if you take care of your health, excel at your job, and attend to your responsibilities, your actions are sustainable. These actions do not create disruption but make you a reliable individual for the people in your life. Ergo, your life is stable as it doesn’t create unnecessary stress and drama for others.
Additionally, performing actions that stabilize your life gives you more power. For example, taking care of your health keeps your health care costs low. This reality means you don’t have to worry about skyrocketing health care costs from a corrupt medical system. Therefore, you are not a victim of society’s whim.
The Five Ways To Increase Stability In Your Life
“There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.” – John Keats
Our culture is one of consumerism, collectivism, and whim worship. We do not orient ourselves towards virtue. We are obsessed with what is quick and fleeting.
We’re drug-addled porn addicts eating pre-processed crappy foods. We refuse to save our money or go to the gym. Because we build our lives on addictions, we are never mentally prepared for reality’s challenges. This unpreparedness is why we cancel everyone with an outsider opinion; why we shut down our society for a disease with a 99% survival rate; why we can’t adequately protect our children from abusers, and so on. Unfortunately, such weakness does not create stability.
However, you do not have to suffer. We will cover the five ways you can increase stability in your life for the good of yourself and others.
1) Seek excitement in accomplishment, not in trivial things
Whim worship will never bring joy. The next high is fleeting and not as exciting as the first high. We have to up the dosage, and such aggressive pursuit means sacrificing virtue, innocence, or productivity.
Therefore, find excitement in accomplishment. What does this look like? Have you ever trained for something or practiced a craft and succeeded in achieving the next step in skill growth? That feeling lasts much longer than pursuing your whims. Additionally, the feeling of accomplishment is attached to sustainability and meaning.
2) Save money and don’t waste your time
Your money is a tool, and you should invest it in yourself and your community. For example, if you spend your money helping others when they have emergencies, this will benefit you and your community.
Additionally, time management is crucial. If you maximize your time, you can excel better than others. You can use your time to improve your skills, build your fortune, and improve your body. Time is needed to pursue greatness. Do not waste it.
Both time and money are the resources you need to build yourself and your future. If you direct these resources toward good and virtue, you will live a more sustainable and meaningful life.
3) Ignore weak individuals
Weak individuals are useless. They exist to wear you down, destroy your efforts, and ensure you are as miserable as they are. They are useless and should be avoided and ignored.
Weak individuals want to be slaves. They want to be enslaved by their vices, their leaders, and the mob. They do not want to think for themselves, and they will do whatever they can to maintain their vices.
Do what you can to protect yourself from them. Such protection starts with not engaging with weak individuals or involving yourself in their tiny lives.
4) Control your emotions
You control yourself. You are not a slave to your whims. An individual who can think clearly without emotions will respond well to challenging situations because you reason instead of reacting aggressively.
Start by removing yourself from emotionally draining things such as manipulators, the news, and so on. From there, seek responsibility. The more responsibility you can shoulder in life, the better you learn how to handle stressful situations. What responsibility can you embrace? Learning new skills, falling in love, seeking a promotion at your job, helping the homeless, and much more.
Once you increase your responsibilities, you will naturally learn to regulate your emotions better. More control means the world cannot destabilize you or force you into a temper tantrum.
5) Build a community of virtuous people
Lastly, you need to build a community. A community can support you when life is complicated. They can provide emotional support, finances, and much more when you need it. Such support strengthens your efforts and stabilizes your life.
How do you earn a community? You become more virtuous. The more virtuous you are, the more good people you will attract. Furthermore, you have to determine what you value or find interest in. Do you like working out? A gym community will fulfill your needs. Do you want to learn how to draw? An artistic community will give you the tools.
Remember, not all communities need to solve every issue. However, the more outgoing, productive, charming, and virtuous you are, the easier it will be to attract good people into your circle.
Stabilizing Your Life Benefits Yourself and Everyone
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” – Anthony Robbins
The only way to stabilize one’s life is through virtue. However, the pursuit is arduous. This tribulation is why people love vice and dysfunction.
And what does such dysfunction produces? The collectivist hell we all suffer under. We have high crime rates, violence, government tyranny, physical weakness, mental deterioration. We suffer through this world because very few individuals wish to be strong.
You should be different. Yes, the path is hard, but you can claim yourself. You are not a slave to the ruling classes, the mob, the elites, or your vices. You are empowered to be your most virtuous self.
Stabilize your life. Pursue virtue. Become an individual.
“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
- What within your life causes anxiety? Make a list. Create a plan to resolve this issue. For example, I’m not as fit as I’d like to be so my plan is to do 300 pushups a day to start before going to the gym in a few weeks.
- Are there people within your life who are draining? How do they make you feel? Why do you associate with them? Do they bring instability to your life and the lives of others?
- Do you have a budget? Try online resources to create a budget. There’s no reason you can’t create one within a few days.
- Are there causes you support or believe in? Would it be easier to support these causes if your life was more stable?
Please remember that it’s important to do the actionables. You’re not on this earth to simply read but to do. To become an individual, you must act more than you consume.
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