Some tips on the road to change

Let’s face it, bringing about change in your life is no easy task. The expression ‘Old habits die hard’ is a confirmation of the fact, yet if you really want to bring about change your old habits will eventually die.

Here are some tips that can help you on the road to change.

The need for change. The first step is being aware of the habit and the fact that it is no longer serving you. There needs to be a real need to want to change, otherwise why bother. Then it becomes a forcing and that never works. You have to want to change.

Where do you want to go? Secondly knowing where you want to go to is also very important, if there is no direction for the new you, how can you possibly find your way. So by visualizing how you want your life to be is a very powerful tool in the creatief process of change.

Pretend as if you are already there. Another wonderful tool is pretending that you are already where you want to be. Fake it before you make it. At some point you will become that which you aspire to.

Nourish yourself.  There is an expression ‘you are what you eat’. This is not only referring to the food you eat, but what you nourish yourself with. For example music is food for the soul, ideas are food for the mind. So Surround yourself with people and things that will nourish and support you.

Practice mildness. Finally and most importantly practice mildness with yourself every step of the way. Change is a bumpy road full of ups and downs and the occasional pot hole. When your down pick yourself up dust yourself off and just keep going.