Oh the “c” word! Change. People hear it and they cringe. They slowly tiptoe out of the room and go hide vowing not to emerge until the person who said that word, leaves the room. For the life of me, I still can’t figure out why people are so afraid of life changes. I hunt it down, smile big at it, embrace it and explode. Honest to God.
I get that some of us are creatures of habit. I can be to a certain degree I suppose. I mean I have a solid morning routine that I probably won’t change. There is a certain way I do my hair, that probably won’t change either. Yup there are some things in my life that probably won’t change.
But with that said, you would be amazed at the things I did change in order to live a happier life because, after all, the only reason why we would need to change our life is to make it happier, amirite? I had my reasons though. I had many.
5 reasons to make life changes now
Change is fun.
Ha! I bet some of you just shuddered. Fun, she says? Yup. It is. If you’ve been thinking of changing hairstyles, for example (coming from the girl who rarely does), think of how amazing you will feel after a fresh new fun cut. And let’s not forget the compliments you will receive afterwards. I mean, come on, who doesn’t like to be complimented anyway? Change really is fun.
My little example? I decided I hated winter and it was time to leave Canada so guess what I did? Yup. I moved to Central America. (that took a lot of hard work but I pulled it off!) That was at the top of my list of Iva’s life changes but I felt called to do it. Now I’m not suggesting you pack up your life and move countries….but…..
Grow, expand, evolve.
Did someone say grow?? Oh hell ya. I mean, growth is amazing. You don’t want to really stay at the same level of knowingness (I think I just made that word up) that you are at now do you? The world and life are full of glory and wonders and new adventures and things to discover. Don’t you want to be part of that? Learning new things? Experiencing new things? Especially super fun things like you see on TV and think “oh one day I’d like to try or do that”. Face your fear and go do it already.
That’s part of change. Busting out of your comfort zone and tackling new life challenges and adventures.
Hi, who are you?
Why not try going to a new cafe alone, or a meetup in your area? How about checking out Toastmasters even? Think of all the things you will discover but also, the new people you will meet! You know when we keep the same friends and go to the same places nothing ever, well, changes. Now I get that maybe your circle is tight and cool and you don’t really want for more than them but……..you may actually meet your soulmate if you change places that you frequent.
Meeting new people is my favourite thing in the whole wide world (next to Nutella of course) because I love to hear people’s stories. Who are you, what do you do, what do you like to do, all kinds of things like that. It constantly blows my mind!
Push the limits!
And push them HARD!! Test yourself, get out of your comfort zone, push yourself to try new and daring things. Talk yourself into doing something you’ve never done before but really want to. Fear is gonna try and stop you one thousand ways to next Tuesday. This is when you gotta face fear straight in the eye and “not today Satan, not today!”. This is probably one of the scariest life changes, stepping out of your comfort zone.
I love pushing myself for a few reasons but the main one is pride in myself. I love to challenge myself and then when I’ve accomplished it I can scream out “YES!!” way to go Iva. Oh and then I’ll have super awesome stories to tell my grandchildren (that I’ll probably never have).
Think of all the people around you that you will be an inspiration to! I swear. You know I’ve done a lot of crazy stuff (to this day I still can’t believe half the stuff I’ve done) and I have helped to inspire many to either follow suit or pull up their big girl/boy panties, face fear and go change some things in their life. People will be in awe of your bravery and courage and it will get them thinking, well if Sally can do that then why can’t I?.
Isn’t that awesome? You have the power to help and inspire others to change by your boldness. Oh how I love the way this works.
Are you ready to change? Were these 5 super awesome reasons enough for you to change your mind about change (do you love the way I did that)?
Embrace life, take time to learn, grow and experience all the wonders that life has to offer. Go live your life fearlessly and joyfully. Be bold. Start making ballsy life changes and watch how life rewards you.
Who’s up for skydiving this weekend?? :)
Peace and Love
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