November 23, 2010
“You can’t avoid change, it’s mandatory, progress however is optional.” – Bill R. Good Jr.
They say that fall is the season of change. Maybe this season we should try to find something to change about ourselves…in a good way of course! Change is inevitable anyways and we might as well make the most of it. So let’s make it count. Steer it towards something that makes you a better and happier person, whether it effects you or someone else. Whatever it may be, big or small, there’s always something we can improve. Try to step outside your box. We should always strive to grow and learn… and it’s fun to shake things up a bit.
Here’s a few ideas:
- Try something new. It revives the soul.
- Ever find yourself saying “I always wanted to….” Now is the time to do it!
- Show some selflessness. Do something nice for someone else…even if it’s for a stranger.
- Give up a bad habit.
- Start a journal…or a blog!
- Tap into your creative side.
- Stop being negative about….
- Give someone a thoughtful gift for no reason.
- Smile at the person who can usually get under your skin.
- Tell yourself that you will wake up in a good mood everyday.
- Care more about what we put in our bodies. Eat good, look good, feel good.
- Get physical. Challenge yourself.
- Give yourself some more “me” time.
- Find something to laugh about every day. Laugh out loud and from the heart.
Have fun and good luck!
April 21, 2010
“Change is never easy, you fight to hold on, and you fight to let go.”
-The Wonder Years
Being stuck in the comfort zone is easy. The challenge is change. Fear of the unknown is a powerful thing. It can hold us back when what we should be doing is making moves.
I think the most impactful example of this is when it applies to people in our lives that affect us, as a result of change. In a strained relationship, you can try and exhaust all means to hold on to that bond, up until the point where it affects your happiness more than it’s worth. You may try and try your best to mend a relationship that’s unmendable in an attempt to resist change. That’s the fight to hold on.
Sometimes we just have to accept that it’s better to let go and accept the change ahead, and also to accept the things that we can’t change no matter how hard we try. When people’s roles in our lives transform, we may resist initially, but ultimately, the new role may be better than the old one.
When people leave our lives, I think the best way to look at it is if they’re no longer a part of your life, it’s simply because they’re already done accomplishing whatever purpose it was they needed to do in your life. Something takes them away and they move on, and so should you. And yes, the letting go part can be the toughest fight of all, but it can also be the most effective.
Change is inevitable, embrace it!