Creating Change

The New Year is a time to think about the future.

That mostly means thinking about change. And often, in spite of good intentions, these changes don’t stick.

Starting with this issue, we’ll be spending time looking at how change happens. And we’ll be considering how to insure that the changes we want will stick.

Since change is unique for each situation, the things you want to change will specific to you. But the process of how to make those changes will apply to anyone who wants to see change happen.

What might you want to change? It could be just about anything that will improve your life.

The biggest categories to consider are:

  • Work / Money
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Personal Growth

But at the same time you wil have a better chance to succeed if you don’t take on too much. Pick no more than one change to make in each area. And don’t feel obliged to have to change something in every area.

One thing to consider before you move forward. First, take away temptation.

What do I mean by that? Anything that tempts you to waiver from your new habits. Examples could be watching too much TV, spending too much time on social media, or keeping candy in an easy-to-reach location.

You could set limits to your TV time. Reduce your Facebook time to no more than 20 minutes per day. You could put candy where it’s hard to reach. Or better yet, not keep it in the house.

By limiting things that are less productive, you open time for the habits you want to create.

Next time we’ll talk about making new habits stick…

All the best for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

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