Have you ever stopped to think about the power of change? Change is a potent force. Whether it’s simply changing your mind, changing your place of residence or changing a set of beliefs, it can greatly alter your life in amazing ways! Let’s explore a few.
Changing Thoughts and Beliefs
One of the most important ways we can invite change into our lives is by exploring, challenging and widening our thoughts and beliefs. Where do you start?
- Try meditation and follow through on the ideas that come to you.
- Read new books that stretch your mind and educate you about new things.
- Attend spiritual services.
- Practice mindfulness in the everyday to become more aware of the present and your surroundings.
- Attend classes, workshops and retreats to allow you to relax and expand your mind.
Changing our thoughts and beliefs can change our lives, because our days are filled with what we expect instead of what we choose to see. Try waking up tomorrow morning and see the wonder of the beginning of the day. At lunch, marvel at the abundance in all that has been part of your day and where you are now at this moment. By afternoon, sit in gratitude for the gracious people and circumstances that surround you. And, before bed, write about your positive day in your gratitude journal and compare it to days when you didn’t expect the best.
Changing your thoughts and beliefs uses the power of intention in your daily lives. It’s amazing the results that changing one belief can bring — simply seeing the best!
Changing the Physical
Think back to times when your physical circumstances have changed. What effect did moving to a new home or city have on your life? I’d venture to say it was pretty significant! Physical, tangible changes are powerful, too!
- What happens when you incorporate more movement into your day and improve your nutrition?
- If you’re not happy in your current job, find another! Imagine the greater satisfaction, increased pay and professional development you could achieve with a change!
- Declutter your home and notice how free and productive you feel in your new environment.
- Sleep for 8 hours a night for a week and note how many positive effects you see.
- Change how you’re spending your time and check in on your stress and happiness levels. Try less time in front of the TV and more time reading or meditating. Spend less time complaining and more time volunteering. Learn to say “no,” and carve out more time for yourself to relax and destress.
You have so many choices in your life, but the pace at which we run in our lives sometimes causes us to forget. You do not have to stay stuck in any rut. You have the power to make changes!
Changing Our Spirituality
I’m not talking about adopting a new religion; these changes are far more subtle than that. These changes are about finding ways to deepen your individual connection with God and the universe.
- Spend more time in meditation and stillness to evoke clarity.
- Be intentional about looking for signs, listening to your intuition and following through on your gut reactions.
- Make time to read spiritual texts, attend services or study groups, and listen to messages that speak to you.
- If the time is appropriate and you’re called to do so, explore a new church, spiritual group or class.
All of these ideas can open the door to positive spiritual changes.
As we celebrate this season of gratitude, remember to give thanks for the power of change in your life. What a blessing to be free to make these changes, explore our beliefs and bring greater peace into our lives. And as you work through these changes, consider wellness coaching as another potential positive change. I’m here to support you, cheer you on and guide you on your journey to wellness. Contact me to learn more.
A nurse for more than 25 years, Karen David is a Certified Wellness Coach and Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist. She brings her passion for well living and calm presence to empower others in health and wellness. Karen is CEO of Live Life Well, LLC.
This article is for informational purposes only. Practices, services or products described are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please speak with a doctor before beginning any new health regimen.