Updated: Jul 7
Hey there, fellow change enthusiasts! Let's talk about the big C-word: Change. Now, I'm all about change, especially when it leads to something amazing. But let's be real for a moment—it can be downright scary and unnerving, even when we're the ones initiating it.
You see, our brains love familiarity and predictability. So, when change comes knocking, our brains go into panic mode. That's when we find ourselves procrastinating or resisting the winds of change.
But fear not, my intrepid adventurers! I've got some brain-friendly tricks up my sleeve to help you hop on board the change train.
1. Emotions are key players here, so let's pay attention to them. Our emotions drive our actions or inactions (and sometimes those sneaky negative thoughts). For instance, let's say your goal is to empower a million people, but fear starts creeping in, whispering doubts in your ear. Well, it's time to take charge of those emotions!
Grab your trusty journal and ask yourself the magical question: What would I feel if I didn't feel fear? Maybe it's excitement, inspiration, or empowerment. Hold on to those empowering emotions and imagine the possibilities they bring. Say goodbye to fear and hello to a list of options to choose from. Your brain will happily jump on board.
Here's another exercise for you: Ask yourself what you want, envision how it would feel when you achieve it, and then experiment with actions that create the same feeling. Moving from fear to empowerment might seem like a stretch, so start with smaller steps and work your way up.
2. Remember, you don't have to swallow the whole elephant at once! Chunking the change is key. Break it down into manageable steps. Just like eating that elephant, take it one bite at a time. Your brain will thank you for the reduced overwhelm.
3. Let's embrace the power of living in the present moment. Change often throws us into the future or drags us back to past experiences. So, let's ground ourselves. Take a look around and list all the things you're grateful for. Gratitude is a fantastic emotion elevator. Engage your senses—what do you see, taste, smell, hear, and feel right now? And don't forget to focus on your breath for a few moments. Inhale the excitement, exhale the resistance.
Remember this: "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Thanks, Einstein! Change is possible, my friends. It starts with our thoughts, which can create disempowering feelings and resistance. But guess what? You are more powerful than your thoughts.
You are not defined by them.
So, hop on board the change train with me, my fearless companions. Embrace the adventure, and know that I'm here to help if you ever need some mindset support.
Until next time, peace, love, and light are coming your way!
P.S. Got a burning question about mindset? Don't hesitate to reach out. I'm always here to lend a hand. All aboard!