Change is the one thing you can count on. We hear this over and over again. It can be an unforeseen trauma which alters our lives forever, it can be an event we have known about for awhile, such as a move or a marriage, or it can be something we aspire to achieve. We may simply feel the need to change a habit. This will also end up shifting our behavior as a whole, since these pieces are all interconnected. Research suggests that habits form about 45% of our total behavior! It is important to acknowledge that working with or toward change involves much more than a thought and an action. Counter-intuitively, it requires us to ease up on our willpower and simplify our desire. Here are 4 blogs that help comb the landscape of change in whatever form it may present itself:
- Marie Forleo is a wonderful voice in the self-development industry. She boasts a site that has a lot of helpful blogs, vlogs, and positive insights into our lives. In this Marietv video she speaks with Tony Robbins about what it takes to change your life. The take away from this is that: “When you change the priorities of our nervous system, when you rewire, huge change lasts.”
- Steven Aitchison’s site has a number of subject headings to click on and find your article of interest. With this topic of change, the idea of resiliency comes to mind. If change has come as a result of some traumatic event or an emotional, financial crisis has loomed without warning, this article is helpful in accepting that you are strong enough to survive a difficult change.
- This blog has an entire section dedicated to the subject of change. One article here highlights some fundamental thoughts about how change can happen. It’s all in our attitude! Attitudes toward love, money, and success can help us overcome obstacles to living our greatest life.
- James Clear has an impressive site with articles, books, podcats etc. In this particular article he muses on the idea of habits. Breaking bad ones, keeping good ones, and what is going on in our minds when habits go to work. He lays it out with a simple plan to overhaul your habits while breaking down all of the stages one can expect and why.
There are so many questions one can ask themselves in anticipation of, or in the midst of change. Two of the most important are whether or not it feeds you and if you are indeed getting in the way of your own success. These are difficult to define for oneself, but they are essential to successful change. Whatever you decide to do with a challenging circumstance or decision, if we first ask how it can offer meaning and purpose to our lives then we can surely endure and overcome its challenges.
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