Autumn is the season of change. So take a leaf out of nature's book and seize the opportunity this October to establish new patterns, behaviours and actions in your own life.
Life is made up of a series of moments, experiences and social interactions. As we pass between these situations we are often exposed to ideas, suggestions and guidance that if we were to pay closer attention to, would actually provide beneficial direction for change within our lives and behaviour. However, our ability to accept and consider these ideas all depend on us approaching them with an open mind. Too often we see outside advice as a form of criticism on us as a person (because lets be honest if we are partaking in certain behaviour we usually don't see initial problems for ourselves). Therefore, step one in achieving successful change is to try and see new suggestions with a calm and open mindset. Allow yourself to consider different options and choices without acting defensively (one way to do this would be to consider the scenario from the perspective of someone else, or to imagine the guidance you would give to a friend). Keeping yourself open to the idea of change is the first step towards being able to actually achieve it.
This takes us to one of the most important steps in achieving a change in your mindset or behaviour.Throughout our lives many of us will often consider taking steps towards new actions but we don't set aside the time to really focus on what we want to achieve, Take some time out of your busy life, find a quiet undisturbed place to reflect and allow your mind to really focus on the change you want to see. Ask yourself, why, when, and what you want to change and how you propose to achieve this. In reality this step can take varying degrees of time depending on the individual but the key thing to remember is that you want to change your idea of change into a belief for change. For example you may want to decrease/stop smoking and have the idea ( 'stopping smoking is important') but after deep consideration of the above questions surrounding your reasons for change you will transform this idea into a belief ( 'I need to stop smoking'). Change is achieved by finding a belief that you find motivating.
Okay, it's go time. Here is the stage for action. After we have fully considered our options, decided what we want and achieved our own motivating beliefs as to what change we want to see and how we are going to achieve it, now is the time to start the journey. Think of this as your road trip prepping time. You wouldn't start out on a long car drive without making sure you were properly prepared and getting ready for a life or behaviour change is exactly the same. This is the time to begin readying yourself for the work ahead. For some this may take the form of physical action such as removing items from day to day life that are associated with behaviour you wish to stop (such as cigarettes or junk food) or incorporating new positive things that will assist in the planned change (such as joining a gym). Mental prep work such as quit/start dates are also a great way to start gaining momentum and building determination towards achieving your goal.
Here we go... it's time to start doing and make the change you want to see. Practice makes progress and progress builds motivation. Motivation fuels further action and action leads to results. Now is the time to put into place everything you have been thinking about. The key to achieving change at this stage is mindset. Keep focused on the belief you have already decided upon and allow yourself to regularly reflect on where you want to go and what you want to do. Take steps everyday in the direction that you want to go, sometimes these will be large physical steps and sometimes this will just mean taking time out to refocus your mind.
You have started on the path to change and so far so good but here comes the very most important stage in this transformation and that is maintaining the change you wish to see. You have successfully achieved a great start but what you need to work on now is how you are going to continue meeting your goals. One of the most important things to consider in achieving this is to realise that the strategies you put in place at the start of your change will need to continue to grow and develop alongside your new lifestyle or actions. Here comes the information again that you need to continue checking in with yourself, how you feel, what you want and why you are initiating this change. As you move further down the road towards your idea of change becoming a daily way of life, you need to address how this new version of reality affects you and those around you. Acknowledge your success and allow this to reinforce your beliefs and reinvigorate your motivation. By keeping your mindset focused and positive you will allow yourself the best opportunity for continued growth and persistent change.
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