Side Effects of Change
Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Immersion Coaching
We live in demanding times; we live in marvelous times. We live in times of change.
Change comes to us in various forms. It can be “forced” upon us, such as when we get fired or promoted; we enter into a new partnership or a virus spreads around the world. Also we may see the need for change, either for us personally or even globally.
In my life I have noticed a pattern with change. When opportunities for change come up, it’s because the change is ready to happen and we’re capable of that change, not because we’re unable to create a different outcome. So trust that when change appears in your life you have it in you to shift into something new no matter how hard that seems to be.
As we strive for change, whether internal or external, there comes a phase of transition – letting go of the old and calling in the new. When you walk down the path of change, don’t be surprised by moments when your heart feels heavy. Even with changes for the much better such discomfort can appear. Simply remember that this uneasiness is not a sign that you’re on the wrong path, but of your brain’s hesitation to get used to the new or your psyche’s good-byes to the old.
Stay focused on the new. Also if for example you want to let go of an old habit such as your sweet tooth in front of TV at night, find something to replace it with so there is no “empty space” for the old to creep back in. It’s just as Socrates said: “The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.“
This week’s homework:
What does that enticing new thing out there look like for you?