Change is not easy. But it is simple. We all know and unconsciously accept things will always change. We don’t have a choice about that, but we do have a choice on how we react to change. The choice really boils down to this…either we manage change, or it will manage us.
As an individual, however, deciding to make changes is the easy part. Getting yourself or your family on board is much more difficult. Why is that? This is because change is an emotional process. We are all creatures of habit who usually resist it, and most welcome what’s comfortable and routine. The unknown can be worrisome!
The truth, of course, is that change can bring about pleasurable and rewarding results. In the case of establishing better eating habits in order to have better health the result can be quite simply just feeling better, having more energy, getting sick less often, disappearing aches and pains, slowing down the aging process, looking better, living a more fulfilled life, the list is endless.
As a parent, wife, husband, mother, father, a major part of success will be your ability to inspire and encourage your family to get out of their routine, what’s comfortable to them; to assure them that even though they are on a new journey, it’s the right journey, for the right reasons. Acquiring and having good health should be high on everyone’s list of priorities, not only for you but for your family as well.
Do you find that once you decide to do something (go down a different path or in a new direction) it is simple to follow that course or do you find it difficult and a struggle every step of the way? Why is there such resistance to change?
It comes down to a person’s beliefs. What you believe will determine what you do and the path you take and ultimately of your family, too. The direction or path you take will determine what you ultimately achieve. Will it be better health for you and your family as a result of deciding to make the necessary changes?
Please leave a comment how you handle change. Is it simple to do or do you show resistance to change?
To your health and wellness,
p.s. Here are several quotes to leave you with.
“Some people don’t change until they hurt enough they have to, learn enough they want to, or receive enough they are able to.” ~ Keith A. Craft – Leadershipology.com
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss
“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” ~ Tuli Kupferburg