There comes a time when all of us feel as if we are in need of a change. Unfortunately, not many people are able to make positive changes stick. This isn’t because that it’s necessarily hard, it’s because we simply don’t have the right tools to do so. We need to get rid of the bullshit in our lives to make room for what it is that will bring that spark back. Are you ready to make these changes that you need to thrive? Here’s four questions that you should ask yourself before you start this journey in order to figure out how to make the changes that you want, need and are desperately longing for.
How can I make this change attainable and not feel like it's far-fetched?
Often times when we try to make a change and it doesn’t work, we think that it was because it wasn’t attainable. While this may be true sometimes, it isn’t always. If there is a change that you are really wanting to make, think about how you can make it reachable and not far-fetched. If you’ve always dreamed of getting in shape, what’s standing in your way? Getting up early and going to the gym in the morning isn’t difficult, but by staying up too late binging on TV, it does make it more difficult. Perhaps go to bed an hour earlier and see if it makes it any easier to stick to working out in the mornings.
What is distracting me from this change? Can I rid of this distraction?
Our lives are all full of distractions. Sometimes these distractions can keep us from making changes. For instance, if you are looking to be more productive at work, you might find that you are having trouble because your phone is the culprit. Simply put your phone away when you are at work and make a commitment to only check it once every 1-2 hours. You might be amazed to find how much more you are able to get done just by putting the phone away.
How can I create more time for <insert the change you want to make here>?
We all have the same 24 hours in each day. If you admire all the things that someone is able to do, sit down with them and ask them how they accomplish it all. If your friend is able to cook healthy meals for her family every night, but you are constantly eating takeout, it might not just be because you are too busy to cook. You might find that you just aren’t prepared properly to make a great meal like your friend is. This may mean that you have to cut out some of your social media time in order to meal plan or prep something to go in the crock-pot.
What feels heavy? What feels light?
You’ll be more motivated to make positive changes if it’s something that feels good. It's easier to chase after the light rather than the darkness. Let what feels light guide you. If you are looking for a little bit of inspiration or just something to give you a jump-start, the 75 day transformation challenge can be just what you are looking for. You will learn a lot of practical advice that you can use to create space in your life and stay motivated throughout this process.
While making changes in your life can be overwhelming at times, the sooner you start the process, the sooner you can create a new spark in your life and a world of new possibilities! In order for changes to stick, you first need to make room for them and refocus your energy on what really matters. Get rid of the bad stuff so that you can allow room for the good stuff!