Keeping Life Simple

Creating Change

How quickly you can change...

We all get stuck in a rut sometimes, distracted, procrastinating and wanting to stay within our comfort zone.

Change sometimes feels so big and so scary that you simply don't want to think about it.  But you can do something and you can do it right now.  

Take a deep breath and write down the following things without thinking too deeply:

  • What’s working well in my life right now? What is good about you life? What are you good at? Who supports you? What are you good at? What have you achieved (no matter how ‘small’ e.g. learning to ride a bike).
  • What do I dislike about myself or my situation? Do you hate your job? Are you in an unhappy marriage? Write down the parts of your life that are making you really unhappy.
  • Pick out the top 3 to 5 things you’d like to change. Again, quickly and without too much thinking, write down the steps that you can take to make changes. Do not overwork this––there is plenty of time for fine adjustment later.

Read everything that you’ve written.

You’ve just created a quick, personal map for change. Over time, you can refine this road map, For now, you’ve broken down those large and looming “it’s all too hard or too much” feelings and turned them into some concrete steps.

Break the steps on your list up into actionable items.