Ten Top Tips to Create Change

While we still have some summer left, as the season comes to a close, it invites us to look at ourselves and ask what changes we would like to make. Many people want to make changes-be it nutritionally, financially, physically, spiritually, or in relationships. Wanting to make changes is great but we have to know HOW to make them. Follow these tips and you will be on your way!

  1. See it-Visualize yourself living the life with that exact and specific change.
  2. Write it down-Be clear about what you are seeking. For example, I want to change the fact that I often I compare myself to others.
  3. Create a reward. In other words, when you implement the change you are seeking, have a reward set up for yourself. (This could be taking yourself to a movie or going for a massage.
  4. Tell a friend about your plan to make this change. Ask your friend to check in with you weekly to see how you are progressing. Being held accountable can be a huge help!
  5. Write in a journal as if you have already achieved this goal. For instance, “I am thrilled that I am saving an extra $500 a month.”
  6. Ask yourself what will be different in your life when you make this change. Why do you want this change?
  7. Map out specific steps to attain this goal. Break it down into small manageable steps so it is not overwhelming. Once we get overwhelmed, it is much harder to progress!
  8. Celebrate each step you take; giving yourself positive feedback along the way.
  9. Believe you are capable of making this change. If you have a tough time believing you can do it, ask those closest to you what they think.
  10. Like Nike says, JUST DO IT!

If you need any support in your journey toward creating lasting change, feel free to reach out!
Use this time of year to relax and enjoy and set yourself up for success by preparing for whatever new changes you seek!