So, maybe it would be best to identify one thing that I can change and make steps in that direction. I will never have truly skinny thighs, but I can eat healthier and keep them strong. I doubt I will have enough money to pay outright for college, but I can save something. I don't like feeling distant from someone close to me, so what I can I change? I can't force connection overnight, but I can be intentional about investing in time together. What is the one thing I can do to change something that feels too heavy to keep carrying as an "if" and would feel lighter just by starting to make the change?
We are changing seasons and in my part of the US, we enjoy a distinct (and beautiful) autumn. Like the leaves and the light, I decided to take 30 days in September and focus on changing ONE thing. Guess what? I saw success, even moreso than my goal. I am surprised, quite pleasantly so, and more convinced than ever that change is possible. At the beginning of my attempt, I wrote in my journal that I was afraid: That it would work. That I couldn't keep up the discipline. That even if I did the work, change wouldn't happen. That I would miss my old way and not stick to it.
So, here's to changing your dialogue from the one thing you would change to the ONE thing are doing to move toward the change you desire. You can do it!
Ideas for Change:
- Need to get more sleep? Try setting a bedtime.
- Want to exercise more? Commit to walking/jogging one mile each day.
- Looking to begin tithing? Write that check first.
- Hoping for closer friends? Ask one friend a week to meet up.