A rollercoaster ride would be far much better choice than sacrifices we need for a better future.
“Uncomfortable for a comfortable tomorrow”? What does it mean? (I hope you have heard this phrase before) It basically means that, we have to endure some changes to have our dream future.
Albeit Einstein is credited for saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”
Change is Inevitable
Change is inevitable and is very uncomfortable.
There are days when the last thing you want to do is use your “last” energy to go for a jog or cook healthy meals or blog…just kidding, am I?
Making any change is hard, but what is even harder is having to choice the right thing every single day.
Here are some tips on staying on top of the game.
- Realise the stage in life you are in, affects your attitudes towards change. What this means is that a person in there 70s might not embrace change like they did when they were in there 20s. Know the stage and be gentle to yourself. Just because you are having a bad day, or week or month doesn’t account for who you are as a whole.
- Let go of things that do not serve you. Certain habits just make it even harder to embrace change. For instance, if you like drinking alcohol before bed, but you know very well the whole of your next morning will be ruined. The morning will entail nursing a hangover and moaning the whole day, that in itself should be an indicator that you should stay away from the drinking. You know jogging (insert that which applies) will not be happening as long as you continue drinking alcohol before bed.
- Be forgiving (and again gentle) to yourself. Some radical changes, however positive, can take one into a process similar to bereavement. Give yourself time to grieve and be kind to the person that matters the most, you.
- Above all, never give up. Keep making small steps towards the good, give time, time. Consistency does it.
©Nicolle Hanselmann 2021