I am in week five of a home renovation project and all the fun stress that goes with that. The place is a mess and I am deeply uncomfortable. I know it will totally be worth it when it’s finished. It’s just the getting to the finish line that is so hard. I often tell my coaching clients and yoga students that transformation is messy and uncomfortable. I guess that is true whether it is home improvement or self-improvement.
The first two weeks were relatively easy. I was excited about the change. Kind of like when you start anything new. You have a honeymoon period. Then you hit a point when the change starts to “feel” harder and you just want to go back to the way it was. It was safe. It was comfortable. It didn’t take as much energy. It was easy.
Yes, maintaining the status quo is much easier…but nothing changes. Honestly, there wasn’t anything wrong with my home.
You ask why? Why would you go through all the challenge if nothing is wrong?
Because I believe, just like personal growth, there doesn’t have to be something wrong to enact positive change. There is always and expanded version of yourself wanting to be realized.
Too many of us stay in the status quo because it is easy and comfortable.
Don’t let hard work and discomfort keep you from exploring the potential…in your home…in your health…your relationships…your work …your life.
Join me in going from good to great…not because you have something to prove or you believe happiness is on the other side of the change…but because you are always interested in the expanded version of yourself.
Whether you are choosing to make a change (home renovation, new career) or a change is hoisted upon you (divorce, layoff, loss) there are proven ways to manage it with more grace and less suffering. Come and learn how to boost your ability to manage change and become more resilient at the next Women, Wine, and Well-Being.
Each month, I offer an event called Wine, Women, and Well-Being, where we breakdown topics and tools that are proven to increase your success, health, and authentic happiness.
The next one is on Thursday, October at 5:30 and we will be discussing Resilience. We meet in the Atrium Room at Beau’s Grille. Register here to reserve your spot.