The power of change

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

 

Taking ownership of your life is a step towards making a change. When things don’t go to plan its time to step out and face the truth.

Life has taught me that my goals do change and evolve as I grow, both in my personal and professional life. Goals always start by something you have an intuitive pull towards. Or they start when you decide something in your life needs to change. Sometimes change can develop into much more than you ever realized.

The key to setting goals is being true to yourself. Finding out what your purpose is. It’s good to take space when you need it and make sure your heart is in line with your goals.

Small changes to your daily habits can have a monumental effect on your life. In the past year I have developed my understanding for the slight edge.

I continue to learn to not be too hard on myself, but I am aware of personal traits that I need to work on. Big changes don’t happen over night. I work on myself and the areas that I’ve noticed need improvements day by day, one baby step at a time.

 

……………………………………………………………………………………

 

“You obtain strength, courage, and self-confidence by every experience in which you actually avoid to look fear in the face.
You need to do the thing which you believe you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

……………………………………………………………………………………

 

I’ve realized that if I initiate change myself, especially on a small scale such as small adjustments in my daily routine I become a lot more content and used to change.

Having M.E. taught me how easy it was to let fear and anxiety take over. Nowadays, I release my fears by doing what I love. Ways I use to overcome my fears come in the form of journaling, drawing, exercising, listening to audios and cooking. I’ve found that when I engage in activity that helps me to relieve tension and anxiety I become a lot more centered and I function a lot better, and I can give more to others too.

I try once a day to do something that scares me. It’s important to face your fears. It maybe something small insignificant at the time but it builds my confidence. I never knew how much my fears had control of me until I confronted them head on. I do it, even if it scares me. As I started to face my fears and grasp the courage to push through them, I realized I could face anything, I became more courageous.

 

……………………………………………………………………………………

 

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”    – Aldous Huxley

……………………………………………………………………………………

 

A tip I’ve used for sometime that has greatly reduced my fears is daily use of positive self talk. Each day we are involved in inward and outward conversation. It’s natural for negative/fearful thoughts to creep up on us. But its extremely powerful when you combat these bad thoughts after by saying something positive to yourself. For example if my mind flashes an image of failure in any part of my life, I change it quickly to a vision of success.

 

……………………………………………………………………………………

“Either you will learn to capture your thoughts or your thoughts will capture you.” – Dr Tom Barrett

……………………………………………………………………………………

 

What do you do to become more comfortable with change?

 

Carpe Diem

Sarah Ellen x

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s