Being prepared for what life has for you is all about the way you plan for your future. You have control over many aspects of your life. Living a healthy, active lifestyle and planning for life changes is all within your control. It is important to be proactive when it comes to planning your future and asking yourself, what you want your life to look like. Defining goals allows you to maintain self-respect and dignity, to help you become responsible for your own care. Although you cannot control everything that happens in your life, you can take steps to plan for major life events like deciding whether you want to start a family someday. Being prepared and planning ahead helps with healthy responses to life changing events like starting a family.