Change in life
Change in life is the certainty. Life is all about continuous change, and resisting
the inevitability of change causes distress and unhappiness. As humans we need
to change and grow as our lives evolve and move on, and that can be very
upsetting, making us feel vulnerable. The beginning of our adaptive change is the
realisation that life can be different, better, happier, more fulfilling. But to make that happen, we need to
recognise the need to change.
For making change easier in your life it can be very helpful to do a course as a
support to yourself.
ANÚ’s course: The 7 Key Elements to Living a Balanced Healthy Life, could
be the first step for you in the journey of a new chapter in life, an opportunity
to look at and examine what it is you want to change in your life and step
forward in creating new habits, new tools of coping so that you have a life worth
In the meantime here are some easy Tips for Practice to support you
on making changes in your life to support your health/wellness.
Say this affirmation every morning to prepare for new things each day:
My life changes with each passing day. I welcome these changes and the lessons they
bring. (Veronica Ray, 1989, Living our Lives)
Four Question Guide
Use this simple four question guide to help you decide if you need to make a change:
- What do you want?
- When do you want it?
- What will you see, feel and hear when you have it?
- What is your first step?
The answers to these questions will help you to fully understand what you want and guide your path to getting it.
Use the power of three
Do an inventory/checklist of three things you feel you need to change in your life and
prioritise actions for those three things over next three months.
Don’t do all at once; pace and plan. You can start again with a new checklist and actions for the following three
months and so on. Check in on your list on a monthly basis, and assess where
you are at. Check are you making progress. Its great if you are and celebrate
that by treating yourself. Are you experiencing challenges and obstacles and
setbacks? This is normal with change, particularly if others close to you do not
agree with or appreciate why you are changing things in your life.
As a support for yourself, look for allies in friends and family and get help/moral support. Be
kind to yourself and look after your own needs as best you can