change is hard

I knew that change wouldn’t be easy but I had no idea that it would be this hard. You really have to be careful because before you know it you are back to your old self and you can start all over again. I had a few things I wanted to change about myself and my life. The reality is that I am still struggling with changing myself.

Apparently, you need a lot of discipline and you have to be mindful about everything you do. It is so easy to give up and go back to the same habits you’ve been doing all those years. You just can’t say today I am taking the day off from forming new habits and my new life. Because if you do that, you will give up and you are back to the old you again.

Recently I found a ‘Dutch wisdom tile’ at work. This wisdom tile had the following saying (translated to English): ‘If you do the same thing you’ve always been doing, you will get the same outcome’. This is so true. If you don’t change, you will get the same results, which means your life will never change. If you are not happy with your current life/reality, you have to change. No matter how hard this is.

At first, this means it will be hard. If you always eat junk food and suddenly start eating healthily, your brain will start playing games with you. You start craving junk food more and more. Or when you want to start exercising, your brain will say you have to stop now. And this applies to every habit you want to change. Your brain loves routines and when you start doing something else, your brain gets confused and wants you to stop now. It wants to go back to the old habits. That feels safe for your brain.
But if you stay focused and follow your new routine every day, it will eventually become a habit. A habit starts with you doing the same thing over and over again until you do these things on autopilot.

So if you are like me and you want to change your life, stay focused. Remind yourself why you are doing this and why you don’t want to go back to your old life. Making a to-do list with your new habits can help you with this. And eventually, it will get easier and your life starts to change.

With this post, I just wanted to show you that is not always easy change, but it is neccessary if you want to change yourself and your life.

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