“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts” Arnold Bennett.

Do you need to make changes? – In your life? In your daily routines? In your patterns?

Are there things that are bothering you, that you know you could put right, if only you had the motivation and the willpower to do what needs to be done?

If the answers to these questions are “No” then you have no need to read further.

If, however, these questions are making you feel uncomfortable………… if the answers are “Yes” then consider yourself lucky to have become aware of this need. Awareness is a great starting point.

I hope that you are also aware that you do have the power to make necessary changes.

To begin making a change, to actually take the first small step (which in fact may feel like a momentous step) is often the hardest part.

The question you now need to ask yourself is “What is stopping me from making the necessary changes in my life?”

Take time to consider this question, and to answer it honestly.

It is also worth asking yourself:

Is the price, or effort, involved in making this change right now too great? (Not just financially, but physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially?)

If this is the case, you may be tempted to delay starting any change. BUT a bigger consideration is: If you do not start making some necessary changes now, what cost, or effort (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially) will you have to pay in the future?

It can be really helpful to ask yourself “What are the benefits that would result from making the difficult changes?” The answer to this question enables you to visualise your goal. Visualising your goal is a powerful motivating force to help you to take the right actions.

I encourage you to give yourself time and space to reflect on these important questions and to come up with honest answers. It can be helpful to put the questions on paper – in a copybook. Writing what’s going round in your head (ie your thoughts, feelings, beliefs) is a great way of allowing you to think with more clarity.

Then it will be easier to decide what you need to do – either (a) leave things as they are, or (b) take action and start making changes.

I wish you good luck with taking the necessary action once you have decided that you need to start making changes.

All of our courses, and our one-to-one coaching can help you to help yourself with taking the necessary action to make difficult, but necessary changes. These will result in a happier, healthier you.

Liz Rafferty

Published On: April 25, 2022