01 MAY 2019, BY MY PASSPORT TO SHANGRILA
Change is tricky. No matter how big or how small it may be. Anything we do in our lives that requires our routine to be disjointed and takes us away from what our “normal life” looks like, is always a little uncomfortable to begin with. Change can also be very challenging, nonetheless, the positive rewards at the end of it are usually always pretty great.
Over the past few months, I decided to shake things up and change the two main things that are the biggest in my day to day life. My general fitness (that was never an issue in my younger adult years) that had my well-being slowly going downhill, along with that of constantly scrolling on social media. Plus, I also turned 40 that same month (but lets skip that bit!). Being in a comfort zone is great, but nothing ever grows when you are there.
Here are some reasons why a change is sometimes beneficial to your well-being.
Being in a comfort zone is easy, unchallenging, you follow a day to day routine and you know the consequences if you step outside of it.
When you decide to alter it, you are forced to challenge yourself both physically and mentally and you have to redefine who you are and what it is that you believe.
When you embrace the change, you are more willing to accept new opportunities into your life. Changing a part of your life results in opportunities presenting themselves… perhaps some that wouldn’t of happened had you stayed on the same path. You will also find that once you change something, anything else after that isn’t as scary as you once thought.
Frequent changes means you can easily adapt to new situations, people and environments. From this, you don’t freak out when something alters in your life like you would of beforehand.
THE SNOWBALL EFFECT
It only takes a simple change to have a knock on effect with everything else. Even just by moving home you have to adapt to a new environment, find a new place to socialise, and even a new gym to attend. You are already making smaller changes without even realising that you’re doing it. Trust me, I moved home under a year ago and had to find a new pub to take friends to socialise and even found myself a new gym (hence why I decided to improve my fitness)
LEARN LIFE VALUES
When you make a change in your life, it can help you to reevaluate your life and look at things from a different perspective. Valuable lessons can be learnt from even the smallest of changes and can result in you appreciating the little things that life has to offer.