… is today.
I have a hunch you may know this thought all too well:
The one where your brain thinks that today, this week, this month… is maybe not going so well, in one or more areas of your life. And – thankfully (hopefully!) – some part of your brain says, let’s change that.
It’s a salvation mechanism you should be grateful for, because without it, nothing would get better.
The funny thing is how this yearning for change is awakened at certain random times of the year. The beginning, the spring, your birthday, the end. And that’s OK.
I say take your wake up call whenever you can get it!
But most of us do an even funnier thing in our minds. We convince ourselves there is a perfect time or day to start this change… like, a Monday, or the first day of a new month.
OR, how about the day AFTER I indulge myself. The next morning would be perfect.
Forget about it. It’s not tomorrow. It’s just right now.
The moment you decide that you are kind of maybe possibly yes definitely interested in making a healthy change for yourself, then the time to start that change is today. Even if today is a Tuesday.
Once you decide you’re ready, that’s the time to start.
The key to making your change happen is to adopt a new way of seeing your day. Give yourself a new modus operandi for how you go about EACH day.
Instead of waiting for that perfect day, pretend (yes, pretend) you’ve always had this M.O.
Imagine that you’re the kind of person who always (fill in the blank: works out every morning, eats well for your health, meditates, whatever you desire).
So, today you’re simply continuing to be the person you’ve already decided to be.
Choosing some good change in your life is not a whole lot different than choosing to brush your teeth today. You’ve done it everyday since you can remember, and there’s probably nothing stopping you from doing it today, again.
Once you decide you want this new good thing in your life, accept it as a part of who you are and get comfy with it. It’s like you just cut yourself a key to some door, and the key actually works, right now. So enter and settle in, because this door you just unlocked opens up a whole new, very liberating world.
That decision you made to change in the first place… that is your key.
But, please be kind to yourself. Don’t judge any of your past decisions as bad ones. Just accept them as past decisions, and think about what decision you’re making in the current moment.
And don’t – please don’t – think about the next moment as the one where you’ll make the right decision, because that next moment is not here yet. Just focus on the one right now..
I know so many people who say out loud, “I’m going to get healthy next year!” Greeaat. Lucky for next year. This year is going to be super jealous.
The truth is, you can make TODAY healthy and good. It’s just a decision.
Making the decision is the hardest part. What happens after that is really not that hard. And in case it’s not all that easy, I’m here to help you.
I’d love to know… is there anything you’ve been waiting to try that you think you can start today? Leave me a comment and share your inspirations.