You should Just do it.

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How often do we intend to change things then get frustrated by lack of speed at getting desired results and give up? For many of us the answer is all too often. I find coming in to the New Year I can be full of good intention and as the days are often dark, cold and wet I find that my good intentions often get flung aside with an overwhelming desire to just stay comfortably the way I am. So plans to go out and see friends more in the evenings can get shelved because it is so miserable outside. It is far more enticing to stay at home and just chat by text or by phone. The trouble is that is a sort of detached communication, which although nice, is no match for sitting in person and having a good laugh. Starting healthy eating plans which include salad is much the same. It is wild outside and cold so a nice leafy salad doesn’t quite fit the bill. So what is the answer? To just accept failure during the winter months to and wait until the weather changes to begin a positive new approach in to life? Or, is it not better to devise a plan that you know that realistically you can stick to and then continuously work at it until it becomes a habit?

If you want to change the way you are living for the better, no matter what it is that you wish to change, you need to firstly make sure that the new plan fits with your present life and then that you recognize that you will have to continually work on it, each day, reminding yourself why you wished it in the first place and what you are wanting to do it for. Once you recognize both of these things then it is a simple matter of repetition. This is how our brains work best. Repeat and repeat the thoughts and actions until you are truly comfortable with them and they become natural and not forced. As the American author Henry David Thoreau wrote

β€œAs a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

So I am sticking to my new healthy eating plan and have included lots of nourishing homemade soups to keep me warm during the cold days. I have arranged a set evening to see friends and will stick to it because it is important to me and I have bought good rainwear to make sure I stay nice and dry on my planned long walks with my dogs, and a new raincoat for one of the dogs, who has got a little too big for his last coat due to steroid treatment and an increased appetite. The others all still fit theirs so we are all set, no more potential excuses. All of these things are important to me but whatever it was that I had decided to change I know I will have to keep at it until a bit like riding a bike it becomes second nature, with little conscious thought to it required. It may be it is just your thoughts you want to change to learn to let go the negative and focus on the positive aspects in your life. The same thought process applies. Each day consider what you have to be positive about and are grateful for and concentrate on those. After a while you will find that these things multiply as thinking positively becomes natural and you find more and more to be positive about. Have a great start to your New Year.

Published by Positive Changes

I am a Tarot reader and a Master practitioner of NLP. I have advanced Diplomas in Crystal Therapy, Magical Herbalism, Shadow Therapy, Angel Magic, Moon Magic, The Law of Attraction and I am a Spiritual Life Coach. Together, I use all of these techniques intuitively, to specialise in providing an all round service, to help identify what is holding you back from the goals and dreams you wish to manifest. And, to assist you to finally be able to achieve them.

13 thoughts on “You should Just do it.

  1. Very true, I think someone sais it takes 60 days to change a habit? Mine is indeed to think more positively. I was reading today that we are wired to think negatively as a survival mechanism, so positive thinking, Luke everything, needs to be worked at. Good luck with yours, I like that you’re being realistic and finding ways to make it work.

    1. Yes latest studies show 60 days are required to create a habit but I guess as individuals we will all vary. I like to think about it like learning to drive. To begin with it seemed too many things to remember and now I do it unconsciously. Hope that you get on well with your positive thinking. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. It is really appreciated.

      1. Ask around and get a good instructor. Having someone who is good makes a world of a difference to how quickly you learn and how well you overcome any personal obstacles. You will soon feel good but not if you don’t start ! Hope you get the confidence to try soon x

      2. Doesn’t matter how often you need to try if you decide you want to do it it doesn’t matter how long it takes. Automatics are great and very common nowadays and if that makes it easier why not. Can’t see the advantage of gears unless you want to do off road stuff and that would make you very adventurous ;-). Just find an instructor that suits even if it means changing them a few times more. Best of luck.

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