Archive for December, 2016

Turn the Page, Make the Change

December 30, 2016

As we prepare for the turning of another year, it’s time to take a look at what that new year will bring.  Yes, it’s time again for my annual New Year’s rant.

Over the past few weeks, especially since the U.S. Presidential election, I’ve been hearing a lot of pessimistic rantings of “I can’t wait for this year to be over” and “I’m looking forward to 2017, let’s not talk about 2016”.

News flash #1: Turning a calendar page will not change your life.  Expecting a new year, new president, new relationship, new ‘whatever’ to change your life is leaving the fate of your happiness to others.  If that is your choice, then you deserve what you get.  If you truly want there to be positive change in your life that will make you happy, then you need to get off your butt and make changes.

New flash #2: You don’t have to wait for a new year, new job, new ‘whatever’ to make a change.  You get to start new every minute of every day.

Now that we have that out of the way, what will you change today, right now?  Take a minute and think about what really makes you happy.  (I’m serious, put this down and sit by yourself and think.  Use a notebook to jot down your thoughts – yes, do it, you will NOT remember it all.)

OK, Step one – What do you want to change in your life?  A new job?  A new hobby?  Sleep more? Spend more time in nature?

Step two – What are you willing to stop doing in order to make room in your life for the items you named in step one?

Step three – What is the first step you will take towards the new ‘whatever’ that you want in your life?

Feeling a little overwhelmed?  Need some help with this?  Check out ‘Finding Balance, Finding Truth’ for a step by step plan to change your life.  Now stop talking about change and go out and make it happen!

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