Now the days have passed. How is our motivation when we are struck with the reality that change is CHALLENGING???
I believe how empowering making healthy choices is since I see it every day. People come to my office looking for hope in the possibility of change. There are many barriers that prevent us from living healthy happy lives. I know how difficult it is to remove these obstacles. However, when people overcome these challenges, I witness amazing transformation.
Innately, we know we can feel better. Often we just don't know how to get there.
Change is a journey. Here is an exercise to motivate and inspire you to take the first steps on your journey towards living the life you want.
EXPLORING THE JOURNEY OF CHANGE
Answer these questions for yourself.
How do I want to live? What do I really want?
Am I practicing how I want to live? What am I putting my energy into? For what purpose am I living this way? How is it serving me?
What change can I make that reflects how I really want to live? What change can I make now?
What pain do I associate with the change that is preventing me from doing it?
What is the pleasure of not making this change?
What will it cost me by not making this change?
What will I gain from making this change?
BEGINNING THE JOURNEY OF CHANGE
Now that you have had time to reflect, it's time to take action.
Visualize the change you want to take. Focus your mind on your new pattern. Allow yourself to interrupt your old pattern with the new change.
Ask for support. Get others involved in supporting your change. Build a support team around you. Inspire and support each other!
Take Action. Make the change emotionally and behaviorally. Honor the journey. Be aware that change can be tough, exhausting and overwhelming. It may be fast or it may be slow. It's your journey, your change, your life. If it's important to you, you can do it!
Congratulations! You are taking steps towards the life that you want to live. Enjoy the journey.
I welcome you to share your stories of change, challenge and transformation.
This blog is inspired by the teachings of some amazing people - Brad Lichtenstein (pranaplay.com), Dr. Bryn Bentham, ND (askdrbentham.com) & Dr. Braven Rayne, ND.