Changes. Be the change you want to see.
Change! It’s a continual process. It happens all around us and even to us. We change sometimes without realising and sometimes intentionally, it’s natural. Without change we would not learn anything new. Comfort zones are nice but not much grows there. Change is part of our creativity.
Staying the same can feel safe. It can also feel restrictive or stifling. So when you no longer feel comfortable in situations such as work or socially, it’s usually a sign that it is time to move on and do something different. Which can be exciting if you are comfortable with yourself! New and interesting friendships. New experiences. New people, places, different ambiances, food, aromas, weather, language, the list goes on.
But for many change is frightening, because of what we don’t know, it can be uncomfortable to learn a new piece of information. Especially if it confronts our idea of reality of what should be, or our belief system. Even if the change will improve our lives in some way. We can feel vulnerable with something outside of our everyday experiences. And yet, by working with it of course, is how we grow mentally and emotionally, which can help to reduce anxiety and negative stress.
Gratitude can be a great tool in the process of change. Perhaps making the process of change more exciting when you focus more on the positives, as you practice gratitude. Creating a more positive frame of mind. Thanking whoever or whatever has come into your life. It could be something or someone you need to learn from. It could be something given to you or something you have worked hard for.
Appreciating what you have can be very powerful as you are no longer focused on what you lack, but what you do have. In other words, you are focused on your abundance. Even if it may not seem like much, but it may be more than you had and if it keeps you warm, fed and sheltered, then to many, that is a lot. You at least have the basics to start building and creating more.
Thank you for reading this series of blogs on change. I hope you found them interesting or useful in some way.
To your progress