What and how to change?

So, what do you want to change?

Is there anything you’ve been struggling to get a handle on (physical/emotional health, attitudes, behaviours….)?

Sometimes, these questions aren’t so easy to answer.

Other times there could be so many things on the agenda that it can feel overwhelming so, you don’t start at all.

This is where a daily mindfulness practice comes in handy. Taking the time to simply sit with our self without distractions from other people, techniques or visualisations. Practicing being still and present despite how we feel physically, mentally or emotionally enables space to connect deeply with our true essence and get clear about what we need to change at this point in time.

“You never change things by fighting the reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” R. Buckinster Fuller

When we realise what needs to change and start making changes it can feel messy and uncomfortable.

Louise Hay sums this up perfectly in her Change and Transition’ message saying, “When we start cleaning (changing) all of a sudden there’s dirt everywhere.”

But, if we chip away at our cleaning (changes) it will eventually get done. Plus, once we’ve completed a major spring clean it’s never as difficult again.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

Instead of focusing on what you don’t want,  focus on how you want to feel.

Jot down three words that describe these feelings. For example, I feel happy, healthy, peaceful (calm, balanced, free…..).

Remind yourself of how you want to feel daily by sticking the words onto your bathroom miror or refridgorator door.

This will help support the changes you are making from the inside out.

Take the S.M.A.R.T. approach to support change.

Sspecific, significant

Mmeasurable, motivational

A attainable, achievable, acceptable

Rrealistic, relevant, rewarding

Ttimely, tangible

Whatever you decide to change, keep it simple and, even small as, every small change will build towards your BIGGER dream.

Set gentle intentions that support your health and are possible for YOU right now as the eventual change may take time.

Reflect and focus on all the things you’ve already achieved in your life (gratitude) as ultimately, the greatest thing we can do for ourselves is to learn to LOVE and ACCEPT ourselves as we are!

As we love ourselves it becomes easier to make and sustain long term changes.

Don’t struggle alone. Call Belinda 0400 225 771 today to book a naturopathic consultation or secure your place in one of her 10 week gentle yoga/mindfulness programs.

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