Change and Process
So often we wish to make some change in our lives - earn more money, have a better job, start a new relationship, focus more on our art. Even after we go through the initial steps of getting clear about what we want, beginning that process can feel daunting. Where do we start? How do we move forward? There are so many questions we ask ourselves, and often the answers can only come from taking the first step and beginning our journey.
Change is hard. It’s uncomfortable. It takes us out of what we know intimately, even if what we’ve been doing hasn’t been working for us. It brings us out into the unknown. We start to wonder if we’re really cut out for what we want. If we deserve it. If we can sustain it and continue to show up for what would be required of us.
The process of change is challenging, and it helps to have tools we can utilize along the way. What has helped you to make changes in the past? Think back to a time when you initiated a change in your life. It can be something small (waking up 15 minutes earlier in the morning) or big (deciding to go back to school). How did it feel to do something differently? What were your thoughts about it? What supported your process?
Finding support for moving toward our goals is necessary. As we create action steps and follow through on our plans, so many thoughts and feelings come up. We may feel scared or insecure. We may think we aren’t ready. These parts of the process are essential to our journey. Change happens not just externally, but internally as well. We need support along the way. That can be in the form of our community, people we trust who we can talk to about our process. It can also be in the form of a daily practice that grounds and nourishes us.
As you think about what you would like to change in your life, also consider what kind of support you will need. How can you connect with that and put that in place?
If you want to explore this further, I look forward to connecting over a session.