At the beginning of the year, like many people, I chose a word, or in my case, two words that would define this year for me. The words were Commit and Evolve. I wanted to continue Thriving, (my word for 2018) by continuing my growth and self-development through learning and recommitting to healthier habits in my lifestyle.
I feel that I’m achieving these goals by completing a Life Coaching Certification and accepting the challenge of working with Women Over 50 to help them achieve their own goals. I’ve been working with some women for a few months now and the positive change and growth in them has been very satisfying for me to share with them. I love watching them realise their capabilities and start believing in themselves.
I’ve have also experienced changes and challenges in my life this year, the most recent was preparing and selling my MIL’s home where we lived for 11 years caring for my in-laws and finally moving to our new home. I am no longer ‘5 minutes’ away from my darling grandsons but am committed to seeing them each week and being an active participant in their lives.
I have experienced many changes during my life so I can say from experience that making Positive Change in life, isn’t easy but is definitely worth it.
During #MicrosteppinginMay we have been looking at ways to change our habits or work towards a goal using Microsteps. Small achievements that with each step brings you closer to creating your healthier and happier lifestyle.
Change can be daunting.
Change can be difficult to maintain.
Change can happen.
For Zen Tip Tuesday this week, I wanted to share some quotes that inspire and motivate us to keep moving forward. Quotes can be uplifting and I’m sharing 5 Quotes that inspire Change which you can download and refer to. Sometimes it just needs a few words of encouragement to get us back on track and remind us ‘Why’ we want to make changes in our life.
5 Quotes that inspire Change
Don’t compare and compete
It is so easy to fall into the trap of comparing our progess or success with others. Life is not a competition. Each of us is unique, with individual desires, habits and goals. When we stop comparing and competing we can focus on what is right for us and move closer to achieving the life that is right for us.
There is always a second chance
Change isn’t easy and sometimes we have difficulty staying on track. Some days will be easier than others and we can smash our small wins. If you fall off track, don’t beat yourself up. Use that experience to be more determined in your quest for change. Don’t dwell on what you didn’t do but embrace the new day as an opportunity to progress.
It’s your journey
Change is different for everyone it is an individual process. We all have different desires and reasons why we want to make changes in our life. Change can be daunting but within all of us is the power to change and on our own terms. The most important part of Change is taking that first step and making a start.
You can change the ending
Happiness is not a given – you create your own happiness
Many of us believe that happiness is something that is given to us through relationships, circumstances or experiences. However, true happiness comes from within. Once we let go of our limiting beliefs and find contentment through gratitude we are well on the way to being happy.