"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates
I used to hate change. Well, I thought I did, and thoughts about things can be more stressful than the actual things. I thought happiness was finding a reliable, safe and structured way of living and then living it out for the rest of my life. My mind believed I was safe, but I was also bored, complacent and filled with fear about the future. My brain loved to think, "What if?" and "Yeah, but..." while my heart would whisper, "But there's so much more for you Jill."
Through life coaching and yoga I no longer hate change. In fact, I embrace it and look forward to it. I'm thankful that my bad moods change to good. I'm thankful that I have contrast between the feeling of being in flow and when something feels off and I need to course correct. Change is how I am happier and more successful now than when I indulged in and lived out my fear based thoughts. Focusing on building the new may be scary, but holds more hope and excitement than fighting with and dwelling on a past you can't change.