A few years ago, I made the decision that I was going to start living my life on my own terms.
We hear the phrase “Life on your own terms” often, but what does it truly mean? For me, it’s the ability to make decisions that are right for me, so I can live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. Until I actively started living life on my own terms, I was living life, and constantly searching, for the approval of others. I asked permission from the people closest to me, and I wanted everyone’s opinion on what I should do next. This only left me feeling empty and unhappy though, because no one knows you like you know yourself, and I wasn’t making the choices that were best for me.
Living life on your own terms means taking responsibility for your own happiness, and believing in yourself without needing validation from others. I started to make time for the things that I truly care about, like traveling, spending time in the ocean, surfing, getting coffee with a close friend, or working on my future novels. I booked trips to places I had always wanted to go to, moved to a new place, and found a job that I was passionate about. I started to take control of my health too, always aiming to make informed choices for my body.
Something that should always be on your own terms is your decision to take birth control, and the reasons why you might take it. When deciding which birth control option is right for you, tune in with yourself, and consult your doctor along the way, as they are experts in this area. There is no instruction manual to tell you how to live your life on your own terms, but thankfully it’s not complicated. Just stay true to your own internal compass, and you’re already there.
(P.S. Interested in exploring a low dose birth control pill option? One option is Lo Loestrin® Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets), the #1-prescribed birth control Pill by OB/GYNs.* Lo Loestrin Fe is used for the prevention of pregnancy. However, if you are moderately obese, discuss with your healthcare provider whether Lo Loestrin Fe is appropriate for you). To learn about Important Risk Information, including Boxed Warning, for Lo Loestrin Fe, please scroll below.
Greta Rose does not use Lo Loestrin Fe, but you can speak with your healthcare provider to see if it may be an option for you. Greta is a paid influencer for Allergan, and the opinions stated above are her own.
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