Why do we make resolutions? Because we want things to be different? Why do our resolutions sometimes fail? Because we don’t want to change?
- All you can change is yourself – you can’t change or control anyone else’s words, thoughts or actions (and the people around us often do change in response to our evolving or growing)
- Beware! People around you may react to your changes in different ways – both supportive and challenging
- Before you can change something, you need to acknowledge and perhaps even accept what it’s like now
- The more you can plan and envision your new way of life, the easier it will be to manifest – visualization is key
- Everyone goes through the stages of change at their own pace – give yourself enough time and space
- Start with small changes and build from there – if you’re not ready to change your overeating or restricting behaviors, a small change might be to add one fresh fruit or vegetable every day to whatever you’re already having
- You can also change your perspective of outside changes or losses in your life, seeing them as valuable stepping stones to your own growth and healing
- Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst is a book about how we grow and change through the losses that are an inevitable and necessary part of life.
- Sandee’s Journal Prompts: Text JOURNAL to 835-522-1088 to receive Sandee’s journal prompts 3 times per week.