How do you feel when you are faced with a change? Do you embrace it or fear the outcome? What about your kids? Are you helping them to be comfortable with change or are they afraid of change as well. What I’ve learned is that change is the only constant in our lives and it’s essential that we learn how to look at change as a blessing, rather than a curse.
Gratitude Tip: We can use our gratitude practice to help when things are changing. How can we look at this change with the perspective of gratitude? We can choose to be grateful for new opportunities and at the very least give things a try before declaring that we don’t like the change. Often changes are not in our control, so when that occurs, it’s best to truly find what you can be grateful for and focus your energy on that, rather than trying to change something back to the way that it was.
Big changes in our home last night. My husband decided to move his computer back downstairs because he said I had been complaining about the noise and the light from his office. Here’s the full story. We moved into our home four years ago, and when we moved in, I chose the master bedroom as my office, because of the view. It has a long window and looks out on the trees in our yard. And it’s very quiet. Our bedroom was in one of the front bedrooms, beside our daughter which helped a lot when she was very young (not that our upstairs is that big). Last year, we had a friend in need move in for a month. In order to make space for her, our bed moved into my office. I found that I slept a lot better in that room, likely because it was a bit quieter and there are no street lights (even with room darkening blinds, the light would bother me). So when our friend left, I wanted to continue sleeping in the master bedroom. My husband Dan thought it would be a good idea to move his computer upstairs for the time being, as our daughter was getting up a lot and bothering me (often while I was doing evening webinars). It made sense at the time.
Lately, I’ve been having trouble falling asleep and feeling a bit unmotivated in business. I thought this was simply because I was tired from a very busy March and April in my biz. Last night, Dan decided that he would move his computer downstairs so that the light would no longer bother me (we go to bed at different times). And somehow I decided to also move my office out of the bedroom at the same time. Here’s the thing – I have always advised people to keep their office and bedroom separate, yet here I was, doing that very thing. And for a while, it worked very well. However, somehow Dan knew that I needed a change. To be clear, in the 8 years that we have been together, he’s never been the one to initiate change around the house. So the whole thing was quiet surprising. And this big change, which we did in a few hours (not quite finished yet), turned out to be exactly the right thing.
As I write my blog today in my new office space, it feels good. Will I miss the view? Sure. Do I like having a dedicated office space? Yes. Does I feel better energetically? After a great night’s sleep, absolutely. And I also have more space in the master bedroom for prayer and meditation. The room feels a lot more spacious. And we all know that when we create space in our lives that we allow room for more abundance to flow! I’m excited for that!
Where in your life are you resisting change? What if instead of resistance, you leaned into the change and decided to allow it? How could your life change for the better? Focus on all of the good that will come from the change, instead of what could go wrong.
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