You can wake up everyday and tell yourself “Today, my new life begins.”
But how often do you really do that? Realizing there’s a need for change in your life isn’t the issue, it’s making the commitment to continuously alter your old habits into more, constructive and manageable habits. It doesn’t need to be extreme it really just happens to be the little thing. I came to this realization over time. I am a career development counselor working with young men and women in changing bad habits into more constructive practices.
My team and I don’t typically ask for sweeping and overwhelming changes that would shock them, but rather small and manageable alterations to behavior. One thing we ask for the students is simply show up to class. Next week, we’ll work on making measurable success in class. A lot of students push back, but once they try it they often times revel at how much easier it is to start doing better while making the small changes instead of waking up to a “brand new me.”
If they can make good life choices and changes, why can’t I? Today I will be starting a 31 day reset. I hope to keep up with it this time! Will you join me?