Life is busy. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, have a house full of kids or just manage your own life, it can feel like you are falling behind when the pace is fast every single day. Add to that the pressure to “be your best self”, set goals and smash them, and do it all while feeling fulfilled and happy – and it can all be overwhelming. So how do you work on making changes to create a new you, while still feeling happy about who you are now?
Realise that making changes does not create happiness
Firstly, it’s important to realise that making big changes doesn’t lead to fulfilment – in fact, it can be the opposite. The very act of trying to change for the better can stop us from feeling fulfilled and happy!
And then, after focusing on a goal for so long, and directing so much of our energy towards achieving it, when we reach the finish line we can feel unhappy, or indifferent. That feeling of “is this it?” we get when we make positive changes is common. That’s why it is important to understand that improvement and change are a journey. You cannot wait until the end to find fulfilment, you need to find happiness along the way.
Choose to make changes you can sustain
So many of us recognise that December 31st feeling – when we know that tomorrow we will get up at 5 am, go for a run, eat a salad, write in our journal and never touch wine again…despite the fact we don’t have lettuce, running shoes, or a journal, and we’re going out in a week for a friend’s birthday!
If you want to make changes to create a New You, you need to grow into a version of yourself that you can sustain. Choose changes that you know you can do on repeat, and feel good about.
A new you should still be YOU
Knowing who you are and what you stand for takes work, and embracing it takes confidence, but that’s what makes you happy. Trying to make drastic changes to your life that go against what you love and enjoy won’t make you happy. Your personality is built from your values, interests and loves. Embrace that, and make changes to enhance who you are, not lose her.
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