“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without our thinking.” — Albert Einstein
Change can be uncomfortable, but patterns and routines that keep us from reaching our full potential can be even more damaging. Writer and motivational speaker Martina McGowan suggests three steps for making positive lifestyle changes.
- Weigh the risks and benefits. Make notes of the potential risks and benefits associated with the change you want to make. Seeing it in black and white will help you objectively assess the situation.
- Work in steps. You don’t need to make drastic changes overnight. You aren’t trying to lose yourself; you’re trying to improve and create lasting change. Map out your steps and work on it over time.
- Talk to yourself. Affirm to yourself how you want to be, how you want to feel and how you want to look. Words are powerful tools for transformation. Use them to help speak change into form.
— Adapted from “How to Incorporate New Lifestyle Changes,” Martina McGowan, Business2Community.