How we respond to changes at work, in the community, in our families, or the location of our favorite cereal in the grocery store aisle impacts our health. The small changes and how we adapt to the little inconveniences actually train our minds on how to react when a larger change, especially one out of our control occurs. We create patterns, or habits on how much energy we are willing to give to the emotion of change vs. energy towards the act of transitioning itself.
From the time we were toddlers, life was training us for transition; milk to solid foods, diapers to toilet
training, all preparing us for adaption to a new normal. Some of us may have fussed more than others during these key transitions but that didn’t change the fact that the transition occurred, it just meant
some expended much more physical and emotional energy than their counterparts!
In 2015 changes will come our way. Some of us will plan for changes; even thrive on the change process. Many may determine to change a behavior in the new year. Walking more, spending less, saving more, eating less are common changes individuals strategically plan for as they transition into a new year.
These strategies can be effective in improving wellness but even more powerful may be the idea of shifting perspective on how we view change itself. How is your mind trained to respond during transition, impacting your physical, mental, and emotional energy? Energy into things we can’t change and feeling trapped or energy into making the transition with grace and integrity, seeing the change as having a bigger purpose, new opportunities to grow. Where we spend our energy will impact our health as
individuals and as a community.
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