Staying On a Clear Path

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Staying On a Clear Path

Go to school, spend time with family and friends, practice self-care and even choose a career that you feel fulfills your soul: staying on a clear path throughout your life could also mean staying out of trouble. It is all of these factors that can contribute to someone staying on a law-abiding path in life. There will always be ups and downs with everything, but that does not mean that you should neglect taking care of yourself. Taking care of yourself is incredibly important for the sake of your mental health and living a long life. Avoid breaking the law and engage in activities that make you happy. This article provides further details about what staying on a clear path could entail.

Go to school

School and education is a privilege that some people still fight to obtain in certain parts of the world. Not everyone can receive free education. It’s highly important for those that do to attend. School is beneficial for kids and adults for a number of reasons. For one, attending school helps kids obtain the necessary social skills for life. Moreover, without school, you may find it harder to understand what the correct path in life is. This is broadly used because the ‘correct’ path sometimes means something different for everyone. However, what remains the same is this need for people to stay within the law and to ensure that their life path does not harm them or the people that surround them. Plus, going to school teaches people from a young age how to read, write, critical thinking skills and so on. It is these skills that set people up for a functional life in society. In addition, school develops personalities from a young age, as the interaction with people can mold kid’s likes and dislikes. Without learning about all of these different factors from a young age, adults would have a hard time adapting to professional work.

Avoiding addiction

Some people use substances such as alcohol and drugs as a way to connect with people. It ties back to the importance of attending school, as school helps people gain the necessary social skills. Addicts, for instance, can use their chosen drug as a way to connect with others. However, those that fall prey to this drug will also wind up incarcerated or even worse. ‘10 Things You Learn As A Heroin Addict’ will help you learn about Connor’s story and his life with heroin addiction. There is an assumption that the drug will make people feel good, but really, the opposite is true. Should people fall into this life, getting help is one of the most important things you can do to overcome the addiction. Recovery is the only way to come out of substance addiction, and just because people you know are taking the drug does not make it ok.

Avoiding addiction is more than just avoiding a certain drug; it is avoiding alcohol abuse and any other substance or drug overdose. When you begin to talk to people or hang out with people who have fallen off the path, it’s important to quit sooner rather than later. Meaning, stop running with those crowds. True friends do not force you down a path of addiction, nor should they. True friends inspire you to live the best life you can and support you every step of the way.

Help from friends & family

Family and friends play a huge role in people’s lives. Having people in your life that support and love you will further help you stay on a good path in life. A support system from the people that care about you can be one of the best scenarios to help you through any tough situations. Family, for instance, is meant to prepare you for the world from a young age. Teaching you right from wrong and taking care of you. For those that do not have a good relationship with their families, friends are the family you choose. Having people around that care about you will help you emotionally. Distancing yourself from these people, alternatively, will sabotage your ability to connect with them on an emotional level. You must be open and allow for friends and family to help out, especially during stressful or anxious times in life. They are there to provide comfort, and these are individuals you should open up to about your feelings and emotions.


It is always up to you to take care of yourself. Family and friends can help support you, but nobody can tell you what to do outside of you. That is why self-care tips are beneficial. One example of self-care is going about life slower. Life isn’t a marathon with checklists. Everyone hits milestones at a different point. Don’t always get caught up with social media applications and constantly being on your cell phone. Go for walks in the park or take a stroll through the neighborhood. Self-care can also differ with the seasons, as you may not be as inclined to go for long walks in mid-winter. Still, winter is a great time to sit by a fireplace and read a favorite book, watch a good show, drink some hot chocolate and take some time to relax. Taking care of yourself will go a long way to improving your way of life.

Choosing a career that fulfills your soul

Choosing a career that fulfills your soul could be another self-care method. People spend a lot of their lives in the workplace. You have to make money to afford to purchase a home, furniture, food, clothes, etc. Thus, aim to go to a job that fulfills your soul. Having a dead end job will only make you hate your life, and this will not benefit you. You can stay on a clear path and still have a job you hate, but having a job you love will make life more exciting. Life is too short, so you might as well do your best to get the kind of job that would make life fun.

Self-care is one of the most important factors when it comes to staying on a good life path. Still, friends and family, education, career and avoiding addiction all affect your quality of life. As a result of this, it’s important to surround yourself with people who will push you to succeed and make you happy. From a young age, always do your best to stay out of trouble. Trouble should not be the go-to activity throughout life.

Author’s bio: Maggie Hammond is a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement. An advocate for public health and nursing qualifications, she feels passionate about raising awareness of the current strain on public health organizations. Email: maggiehamm

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