1. Change doesn't come easy
Whenever we try to change something in our lives, set backs are bound to occur. Recognizing that nothing in life comes easy and that change is challenging will help you cope better with the process of change. Just think: If you're making changes and meet no resistance, maybe you could challenge yourself more to step out your comfort zone.
2. Others won't accept our changes
As much as we want to change our habits, you will always find someone who won't support you in your efforts to become better. People who've enabled your poor behavior in the past may not understand why you want to change or even go as far as bringing up your past behavior while you try to improve. In the end your journey is your journey, so you can't expect others to understand your path of improvement. Surround yourself with those who are willing to be supportive and help you make the changes you need to succeed.
3. Change takes time
As cliche as it sounds, change takes time. It doesn't happen overnight. You will have set backs, lose some motivation and won't immediately see results. But if you stay determined, remaining consistent in your change, you're sure to see results over time. Help stay motivated by keeping a journal of your progress and celebrating your small achievements. It's always great to see how far you've come from who you used to be.
The quest for change in any area of your life can be difficult but there are always resources available to help. If you recognize that you need professional help for the issues you're working on in your life give therapy a try. The therapists of Philadelphia MFT are skilled in finding, accessing and enacting change in the lives of others. For a limited time we are also offering a Total Body Wellness intensive that focuses on change & finding success and balance in all areas of your life. Click here for more information!
This topic of the week was written by Alanna Gardner, MFT