The author Paul Coelho once said ‘If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello’
I can’t think of anytime in recent memory when this was more true.
Over the last eighteen months many of us have had to accept very real change in our lives and our routines and I have lost count of the number of people who have told me that they just want life to return to normal.
The last year and a half has shown us that all those things we thought we were in control of were fragile and subject to change with no warning at all and that what we thought was normal and would always be could not be relied on after all. For many of us, it has been a wake-up call about what is really important to us and what our priorities actually are.
No matter how afraid we are of new ways of living or of different challenges, dealing with self-doubt and believing that we can achieve what we want to achieve is one of the most powerful ways we can deal with those fears and anxious thoughts. The defining feature of any situation we find ourselves in is the way we think about it.
We have very little control over what happens to us on this rollercoaster of a life but, what we can influence is the way we choose to think about what happens to us. We can choose to lament our perceived losses or to decide that we are open to change and excited to see how everything will look.
By the time you read this, it will be October and a few short months before the end of another year. Maybe we decided back in January that this would be the year that we’d make all those long-overdue changes. We’d shed body weight, get that new job and maybe even move house.
This could be the ideal time to decide what we really want to do, what we actually want to change and what we want to hold on to going into our futures. Who knows, maybe those annual resolutions to join the gym, lose weight or take up crochet aren’t so attractive after all and we can finally take them off that list of resolutions that we make every single year.
Now that things are opening up we all have very real choices to make and there is a real prospect of exciting new adventures ahead. If only we decide to do things differently and embrace those new opportunities. Letting go of our need to live as we have always lived could be just what we need to allow us to welcome those new adventures.
Why not make some new choices today and decide that it’s time to say hello to new experiences and adventures.
To find out how Hypnotherapy and Coaching with NLP can help you to embrace those changes.
Don’t Agonise, Orrganise!