Take a look around. If this is a time of major transition for you, take a deep breath and understand that any change is challenging. My intention is to help you navigate accompanying emotions in a gentle and highly supportive way. Below are a few ideas about change and some questions you may identify with. Give them some thought and feel free to get in touch with me to explore how I may be able to help you.
Question: What Makes Change So Hard?
Change is hard because it involves changing. This means breaking away from habits and rituals, many of which bring us grounding, peace, and define our daily lives!
Question: What Are Your External And Internal Barriers To Change?
External: Time constraints, availability of healthy products, work & family responsibilities, money: re:gym memberships, purchasing books, supplements, organic foods, psychotherapy, coaching, etc.
Internal: Feelings that arise when letting go or starting something new: fear, loss, grief, ambivalence, impatience. Guilt: re: self care, self indulgence. Fear of aliveness!
Question: How Do You Define Success?
Our society often measures success by the standard of volume and speed of productivity, meeting a specific end result, and attaining perfection. There are many other ways to notice and experience success. For example: Deep learning about ourselves and our environment, meeting our needs for connection, intimacy, fulfillment of intellectual, social, spiritual, political, creative, desires. Joy and meaning in our work lives, etc!
It is natural to have many questions arise during challenging transitions. Here are some areas that we may address together as you walk through your journey… never alone.
- How do we sustain motivation for change?
- Do we give up because of fear of failure or of success?
- What kind of community / environmental support do we need to make positive changes?
- Is personal vibrancy important to us?
- Do we need to re- think or re -shape our work or relationships in order to feel healthier?
- What small, attainable steps can we take to begin our movement toward healthy change?