To Make Real, Lasting Change You Must Take It Slowly
First of all, I wish you a happy new year!!!
When I was younger, I tried every diet, cleanse and detox regimen I could get my hands on. Usually I was motivated for a few days, then my cravings would kick in. Forget about green smoothies or linseed oil. I just couldn’t sustain it.
What I learned over the years is P A T I E N C E is the key to successful change.
How did I turn this around? I started listening within.
Not necessarily meditation. Many people run for the hills at the mere mention of meditation. Rather, I simply slowed down.
I started becoming interested in art. I reconnected with nature. I realized that everything has its own rhythm, whether it is daily, weekly or monthly.
We mistakenly believe we need everything all the time when the truth is we need to find our individual rhythm and work with it, not against it.
My patients often ask me why they aren’t successful with their healing, why it goes so slowly. Our bodies are is the physical representation of our souls, and our souls need time, to weigh, to prove, to let things happen.
Our souls cannot be rushed.
My clients want sustainable change, so I advise them to be patient and take change slowly. I tell them to do the new things they want try for 6 days, then take a day of.
I explain that it’s OK to put their problems and diseases in a recliner chair and eat and drink whatever they want for one entire day. That includes a super sweet soda or a burger. The next day, I tell them to return to their regular schedules.
Here’s the key to changing your habits and health: Be patient and kind to yourself. Give yourself permission to have one day off a week. Enjoy an occasional splurge rather than beat yourself for it.
Try it, and let me know in the comments below how much easier change is when you are patient with yourself.