I know. Profound, right?
Change is Hard.
I imagine you're thinking, "tell me something I don't know, Captain Obvious."
But I think acknowledging that change is hard takes away some of the power of that adverisity. As in--yes, change is hard, but sometimes we have to change. Sometimes we have to grow. To break bad habits and replace them with better ones. To let go, and live in the now. Maybe to not let go quite so much, and to be more responsible.
I don't know what it is about the Fall, but it always seems to make me want to be better. To lose weight, to be more concientous about my exercise, my sleep, my health, my writing, my work. It makes me want to be this shining, ideal of a person.
Unfortunately, by the time Christmas rolls around, I'm back to enjoying the pecan pie on the couch, thinking about exercising/working/writing. Because--say it with me--"Change is Hard."
So how to make changes stick? You got me. I haven't managed yet.
What am I trying this year?
The stick of peer pressure and the carrot of loose clothing.
Bring it on baby!
Check back with me around Christmas. Maybe this time, by Christmas I'll be the shining ideal of a person I keep seeing evey Fall. And if not--well, at least there'll be Pecan Pie.
And a couch. Come on over and have a seat.