Our world is always changing. Physically we are forever changing. People’s ideas are always changing; why aren’t we changing? Change is positive; change is empowering; change breeds amazing things because it challenges us, and only when we are challenged do we reveal our most authentic, glorious colours. But change is not always easy. In fact, change can be pretty hard to stomach - even small changes.
Often, change scares us.
We enjoy the status quo so much that, when it comes to change-crunch-time, we cower and beg to stay where we are. However, if you have ever been through an episode of great personal change, you will know what a positive, enlightening, transformative way to achieve that ever elusive ‘knowledge’ of yourself it can be.
The fact is, change will catch up with you. If you trod along happily down the same path long enough; change will be thrown in your face whether you like it or not, and if you are not prepared for it, you will struggle to adapt. But if you grab hold of change now; make it a utility, a friend and an asset – you will be ready for almost any change. That said, it is important to remember that, sometimes, change does not have to be an action, but merely a decision; the ability to be truly open to change as it occurs, rather than actively pushing for it.
♥ Change is positive and empowering.
♥ Change will catch up with you; make it your friend and asset now.
♥ Change does not have to be active; an openness to potential change is often the key.
Make today a change day.
1. In your journal, map out your normal day in bullet points. You can use as few as three, or as many as ten plus, of these points. Ask yourself: is this day good enough? Is it optimal? How can I implement change to upgrade my average day?
2. On a new page, map your day with at least one element of change (but the more the better.) Make it realistic, satisfying change that you truly want to see in your life - not a list of things you think the world wants from you. Changes can be very small at first; don’t overwhelm yourself or this exercise becomes obsolete. We want to encourage change, not scare ourselves off of it.
3. Now, implement it! Get changing! This is an exercise you should repeat regularly when you feel a dip in your spirit/lust for life/productivity. Reviewing and specifying what change really means and can do for us is an important aspect to a life that is fluid and budding and amazing.
See my example:
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I know you’ve been listening to me all this past week and that morale may be flagging; so now I want to hear what changes are most important to YOU in the quest for your amazing existence. Give us your review of the first week below!