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If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. — Gail Sheehy
It is human nature to flight change. At least it is deep within my DNA. When I was younger, I told myself and others I handled change like a pro. After turning 30, I was finally able to see my Pinocchio nose in the mirror so I pulled on my boxing gloves and fought change with everything I had. In my forties… Well, let’s move on to topics much more interesting than my age.
Every Weight Watcher leader will hate me for saying this, but on my bathroom mirror in big bold letters are the words “You GROW girl!” Now, to redeem myself with the weight-loss industry, it means mental growth of course. Having those words staring me in the face every day all day long keeps me on track. It also helps my hubby get in touch with his feminine side. (kidding honey!)
So, if you’re like I was and you fight change, try to embrace it. Don’t let it get the better of you. In fact, in a self-help book I’ve read along the way (and I wish I could remember which one… if someone knows, please comment and remind me!), is another unique piece of advice I had plastered across the top of my computer monitor for years:
Is this critical to my basic survival?
Two key things to remember here: (1) basic survival is food and shelter, nothing more! and (2) answer honestly. Then, if you answer “no”, take a deep breath (maybe two) and move on.
Geez, now I’m thinking of my days lately, and realize I need to put this back on my screen. Will you join me? I promise that after a few days, you will not find your life to be smooth sailing, but your spirit will be a bit more peaceful.
~~ Emmly Jane (and apologizes for such a long post today… I got carried away!)