posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 10:28 PM
I am currently undergoing a change with my own lifestyle, so I thought this thread was perfect! I don't think it really matters what you are trying
to change - weigh loss, quiting smoking/drinking, etc. but these may be able to help you or others.
The way I am approaching my change is on a day by day basis....change does not happen immediately and it is and will be a continuous work in progress.
I have looked at the habits that I want to change. I asked myself what I was accomplishing by giving in to these bad habits....what was I looking
for and getting by giving in? Each person has a different answer to why they do the things they do, and until you can figure out what you are getting
by following a bad habit, you may not be able to commit to the change.
I also know that I may fail on a day basis, but to not give up and get back into the change process. My 'failures' will become less and less as I
go through this journey, and knowing this is easier when I do become weak.
I have a clear goal of what I want to accomplish and why....if you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?
I also have reasonable expectations for my change....I know that I will not and cannot change years of bad habits in a few weeks. Time is on my side,
and as long as I keep remembering why I want this change, I feel as though I have the strenght to handle the good and bad on my day by day journey.
I have always looked at change as a good thing and welcome this as a new chapter in my life.
I wish you all the best in your change!