To achieve goals and dreams that we have never achieved before we need to become aware of how we think, and the choice we have to think differently, so that our behavior and actions can then create the life we dream of.
As we move through these changes there will inevitably be pain, and our confidence may falter, as we stretch and grow beyond what we thought was possible. Subconsciously we hold on tightly to some of our beliefs and patterns, even though they no longer serve us well. It can be very hard to let go because they are so much a part of us and there can be a huge fear of the unknown – who will we become when we let this belief go. Will we still be loved by our family and friends as we start to behave differently?
So, here are some ideas to support you through these difficult times…
- Know that you are in charge of your life – you can choose to make the changes at a rate that you are comfortable with.
- Become aware of the thoughts and beliefs that come up as you make changes in your life. Take some quiet time to journal or review what is happening and how you feel.
- Take extra good care of yourself – arrange some quiet time to rest, eat healthy food, take some gentle exercise, and get some fresh air.
- Reach out for extra support if you need it from a counselor, a coach or a very good friend who is willing to listen.
And remember, whatever happens in your life, you can handle it!!