It’s hard to believe that it’s already October! Honestly, it feels like just yesterday that I was looking forward to 2018 with excitement for what was yet to come and all the new experiences to be had! As I reflect back on the year though, it’s been a time of tremendous change for me both personally and professionally. While the year has been amazing overall, filled with new friends and new and intentional experiences, it’s also been hard. Hard to shed old behaviors, old patterns, old ways of thinking and even old relationships that once was such a core part of my life.
“If you know what matters to you, it’s easy to commit to change”
– Marshall Goldsmith
Someone once shared that it’s during the “swinging” from the old to the new that we need to take the greatest care of ourselves as well as our mindset and this has absolutely resonated with me. We can either make it harder for ourselves during times of transition or we can be our own advocate by being patient and being gentle in the way we talk to ourselves. Being this way, gentle and patient with myself, has not been easy for me! I’m a “power through no matter what it takes” kind of person so it’s a daily work in progress and seriously, it feels like two steps forward and sometimes three steps back! Yet I find that when I give myself the space to feel whatever it is I’m feeling about the change and give myself permission to just be it makes everything so much better. A little meditation helps to readjust my mindset and energy as well too!
Do you find that you fight yourself through transitions and times of change? If so, what strategies and tactics have you used that has helped you through it?