As a new season begins we learn to let go of certain habits, clean out closets, enter new routines, start a new plan and change our mindsets.
Autumn is a season that allows us to shift and get ready for the winter.
Our bodies instinctively know that it’s time to change some things around.
Some of us started a new job, some of us just ended a long term relationship and some of us just recently moved into a new place.
Whatever change might be happening in your life, at this very moment, this said change shocks your system.
That “shock” feeling is very natural and very human.
No one likes change but we all go through them.
Here are 3 ways to adapt or make change more tolerable/enjoyable.
1- Listen to your body. Your body knows that changes are currently happening. It might feel weird at first or not natural but it completely is natuuural. Let’s say you’ve started a new diet. Your eating better and exercising and next thing you know your stomach is begging you to feed it more
processed food or is aching from your workout. That “craving” feeling is just your body saying hey I want that food that I know. Your body is reacting to change but learn to listen to your body and understand that what it wants is not to change.
2- Write it out. Your body will be sending you mixed signals like a guy who doesn’t know what he wants. Write down why you want to go through these changes. A journal is very practical to keep yourself accountable. If, for example, you’re no longer in a relationship with someone the first thing you’ll want to do is call him back or get back with him. But you do need to remember why the relationship did not work out in the first place. Write down how you felt when it was over. Liberated? Write out why you think you want him back. Scared? If you write down why you’re doing what you’re doing then you’ll be able to have a clearer vision and answer your own questions.
3- Feelings. The feeling you get when you start a new job. Exciting. Nervous. Happy. Satisfied. Those feelings are honest. You love your new job and new colleagues. But after a few weeks in you start to see the bumps and icks along the road. Remember that feeling of thrill when you started? Try to remember why you left your old job. Feel it. Allow your body to mourn the death of a loved one. Feel the pain, remember it and move on. It isn’t easy but learn to feel. We’ve been taught to hide our feelings for so long that the action of feeling has become unknown for some. Allow your body to feel whatever it wants.
There you have it. 3 simple tricks to help you better shift into the colder months. The human species loves to change it up.
Over time we’ve programmed ourselves to change drastically without dealing with the consequences that might affect our mind.
Hence, the importance of listening to the body, writing what happens during the shift and giving ourselves permission to feel what we need to feel.