“I want to change my life” is a powerful phrase. It carries a lot of weight.
If you want to see change in your life, think small before you think big.
We crave change when things have either become too comfortable or too uncomfortable. We thrive best when we are balanced.
The problem with change is that it is such an overwhelming thing because it brings us the unknown. If you think too big, change becomes a fantasy — a dream that will never be reached.
The best way to change your life is by changing your day. Our lives are the accumulations of our days. Just take it one day at a time. You don’t have to make a dramatic proclamation in order to see dramatic results. Quite the opposite, actually. Start with your daily habits. Although they seem small, they add up overtime. It’s not about doing a big thing once, but doing small things daily and consistently.
You don’t have to move across the country, you don’t have to drop everyone you know, and you don’t have to go to court and change your name and create a whole new identity. The novelty will last no more than a few months, and you will look around and see that nothing has actually really changed for you, and all you’ve ran away from has followed you.
Start simple and small. Focus on things that you will be able to stick with, without becoming overwhelmed. Take it one day at a time.
(P.S. do you like the featured image I chose? Get it, “change?” Get it? Do you get it????)