Change is a constant. We’re either growing weaker or stronger. We’re either in a state of atrophy or striving to improve. It is true in the physical, the mental, and the spiritual. No matter the category, things change. It is one of the universal laws we can use to our advantage.
A great man once said, “Paint a picture on the canvas or your mind, and in time, that is the person you will become.”
I thought that some of the synonyms for change might be inspiring, so here goes. Adapt, amend, revise, refine, redesign, reorder, evolve, metamorphose, and adjust—these are all words that show some aspect of how change can work in our favor.
Directing Our Lives
Knowing that change is in evitable, we can do specific planned things to keep change flowing in the right direction—improvement. Start or use a journal to observe what is happening in your life, where you think you are and where you would like to go. Writing things down helps us to solidify our thoughts. Make a plan to move in the new direction. Start taking action.
For example, I am building better eating habits. I have started incorporating more raw vegetables into my diet. Every day I make it a point to eat a salad or have carrots, celery, or some other fiber filled food. I’ve been doing this for about three weeks and I feel good. Last week I went for a couple of walks in addition to eating better. I find that I am sleeping better, and so over time, the effects of these very small changes are huge.
What about you?
No matter what area of your life you need to change, you can improve things. Get quiet, go for a walk. Start a journal and write down what you want to see. Then, go for it—take that first step.Photos Courtesy of The Joles Group; Gather the Jewels; iStock