Change is hard. Even when we know we want to make a change, it does not always happen because of the difficulty. Things get in the way, we lack motivation, there can be discomfort with change, we may fear the change, and we can sabotage our own efforts.
In her book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin has a chapter on change. She knows that change can drastically improve quality of life, and asserts we should not shy away from change. Amy asks…
How often do you find yourself justifying a bad habit by convincing yourself what you’re doing isn’t “that bad?” Do you experience a lot of anxiety about changes in your routine? Do you struggle to stick to it when you attempt to make change? Do you often think of making change but decide to put it off until later? Do you doubt your ability to make a change last? Is it scary to think of stepping outside your comfort zone? Does change feel too hard? Do you lack the motivation for change? Do you make excuses for why you can’t change? Do you have difficulty recalling the last time you challenged yourself to become better with something?
If you do or believe some of these things, it might be time to really sit down and evaluate your desire to change. Write down your responses to the above questions, and contemplate what your fears are. Combat your excuses. Create small goals and build on these. Remain positive! Change is healthy and can be very exciting, even when it is fearful and hard. Making the changes you have been putting off could drastically change your life for the better!
I recommend reading 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Full of great information to help you improve your life and feel better. https://www.amazon.com/Things-Mentally-Strong-People-Dont/dp/0062358294
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