Although I post about my weightless and healthy living journey – there are many things in our lives that take the very important first step in order to change. We change jobs, friends, where we live, paint colors, clothes and channels. In fact, change never happens without that all important first step. Some change is easy – grab the remote or choose a different shirt. Some change is hard – stop an addiction, leave a place you love. I understand that change is hard because I’ve lived it; but change is necessary to make the most out of life. Without change we get in a rut and become complacent. We live life that way because it is easy, not because it is best. I strive to do the best I can with what I have and that usually does not involve being comfortable for too long.
The Importance of Change
Changes can be big or small but all changes effect us in some way or another. Change your boredom into entertainment, change how you feel about yourself by changing your outfit, change your health by changing your diet, and so on. Sometimes you don’t see just how profoundly change has effected you until you can look back. Don’t let the unknown stop you from making a change.
Taking That First Step Toward Change
If there is something you’d like to change I encourage you to just do it. Take the first step and then focus on one step at a time. Don’t try to conquer it all at once (unless of course it is changing the channel) but break it up into simple, manageable steps. After you take that first step, put one foot in front of the other and just keep stepping. Baby steps, giant steps, you decide – but just keep stepping! Along my healthy living journey I aim for one day at a time, one meal at a time, one bite at a time. Some days I need those baby steps and focus on bite by bite and that is okay. With a little time and continuing to take those steps, the change that we once feared or dreaded becomes the new normal! Don’t wait for January 1 or some other symbolic day – just decide that today is the perfect day for change!